News Recap: Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) & Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ:OCLR)

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Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF)

Synchrony Financial is a consumer financial services company. It offers private label credit cards, dual cards and small and medium-sized business credit products; promotional financing for consumer purchases, including installment loans; and promotional financing to consumers. The company also offers various deposit products, such as certificates of deposit, individual retirement accounts, money market accounts, and savings accounts directly to retail and commercial customers under the Optimizer+Plus brand. Synchrony Financial is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.

Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF)’s Financial Overview

Synchrony Financial (NYSE) surged 1.05% yesterday to close its trading session at $26.02. The company has 1 year Price Target of $34.65. Synchrony Financial has 52-Week high of $40.59 and 52-Week Low of $21.77. The stock touched its 52-Week High on 40.59 and 52-Week Low on 21.77. The stock traded with the volume of 5.67 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $19.12 Billion.

Synchrony Financial (NYSE) reported its last quarterly earnings on 9/29/2018 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $0.91/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $0.8/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $0.11 a share with a surprise factor of 13.7%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of 8.34 Percent, SMA50 of 2.03 Percent and SMA200 of -15.87 percent. Synchrony Financial has P/S value of 1.1 while its P/B value stands at 1.37. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of 2.4 percent, Return on Equity of 16.8 percent and Return on Investment of 24.2 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 0 percent and 58.9 percent respectively.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 2.1 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 22 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Synchrony Financial have a median target of 35.00, with a high estimate of 52.00 and a low estimate of 26.00. The median estimate represents a +34.51% increase from the last price of 26.02.

Synchrony Financial is expected* to report earnings on 01/25/2019 before market open. The report will be for the fiscal Quarter ending Dec 2018. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 6 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $0.9. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.7.

Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ:OCLR)

Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ:OCLR)’s Financial Outlook

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

Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $0.08/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $0.09/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $-0.01. This shows a surprise factor of -11.1 percent.

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