SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM)

SLM Corporation is the one of nation’s largest private sources of funding and servicing support for higher education loans for students and their parents. The company provides a wide range of financial services, processing capabilities and information technology to meet the needs of educational institutions, lenders, students and guarantee agencies.

SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM)’s Financial Overview

SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM) surged 3.28% yesterday to close its trading session at $10.07. The company has 1 year Price Target of $9.88. SLM Corporation has 52-Week high of $10.17 and 52-Week Low of $5.09. The stock touched its 52-Week High on Nov 30, 2016 and 52-Week Low on Jan 20, 2016. The stock traded with the volume of 4.73 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $4.31 Billion.

SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM) reported its last quarterly earnings on Sep 16 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $0.12/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $0.11/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $0.01 a share with a surprise factor of 9.1%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of 15.59 Percent, SMA50 of 28.25 Percent and SMA200 of 44.4 percent. SLM Corporation has P/S value of 4.41 while its P/B value stands at 2.54. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of 1.6 percent, Return on Equity of 15.5 percent and Return on Investment of 0.7 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 84.7 percent and 32.1 percent respectively.

Many brokerage firms are involved in issuing their ratings on SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM). On 14-Jul-16 Citigroup Initiated SLM Corporation Stock  to Buy. Another firm also rated the stock on 22-Mar-16 where DA Davidson Initiated the stock to Buy.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 1.8 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 9 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for SLM Corp have a median target of 10.00, with a high estimate of 11.50 and a low estimate of 8.50. The median estimate represents a -0.70% decrease from the last price of 10.07.

SLM Corporation is estimated to report earnings on  01/18/2017. The upcoming earnings date is derived from an algorithm based on a company’s historical reporting dates.Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, might revise this date in the future, once the company announces the actual earnings date. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 3 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $0.15.  The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.2.

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO)

The Coca-Cola Company is the world’s largest beverage company and is the leading producer and marketer of soft drinks. Along with Coca-Cola, recognized as the world’s best-known brand, The Coca-Cola Company markets four of the world’s top five soft drink brands, including diet Coke, Fanta and Sprite. Through the world’s largest distribution system, consumers in nearly 200 countries enjoy The Coca-Cola Company’s products at a rate of more than 1 billion servings each day.

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO)’s Financial Outlook

The 19 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Coca-Cola have a median target of 48.00, with a high estimate of 50.00 and a low estimate of 41.00. The median estimate represents a +18.96% increase from the last price of 40.35.

Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, hasn’t provided us with the upcoming earnings report date.

According to Zacks Investment Research, The Coca-Cola Company has a Consensus Recommendation of 2.5. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock fell -1.94% and closed its last trading session at $40.35. The company has the market capitalization of $174.03 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $47.13 and 52-Week low of $40.35. The firm touched its 52-Week high on Apr 11, 2016 and 52-Week low on Nov 30, 2016. The company has volume of 22.35 Million shares. The company has a total of 4.31 Billion shares outstanding.

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $0.49/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $0.48/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $0.01. This shows a surprise factor of 2.1 percent.

The company has YTD performance of -3.02 percent. Beta for The Coca-Cola Company stands at 0.65 while its ATR (average true range) is 0.53. The company has Weekly Volatility of 1.16%% and Monthly Volatility of 1.22%%.

The Coca-Cola Company has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of -2.18%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of -2.9 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of -6.57%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 7.8 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 28 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 9.3% with Gross margin of 60.6 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 20.7% and 17% respectively.