What do Analysts suggest for: SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM)


SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM) will report its next earnings on Jan 18 – Jan 23 (Est.). The company reported the earnings of $0.12/Share in the last quarter where the estimated EPS by analysts was $0.11/share. The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $0.01/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of 9.1%.

In case of Revenue Estimates, 5 analysts have provided their consensus Average Revenue Estimates for SLM Corporation as 248.74 Million. According to these analysts, the Low Revenue Estimate for SLM Corporation is 231.5 Million and the High Revenue Estimate is 294 Million. The company had Year Ago Sales of 187.85 Million.

Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on SLM Corporation, where 3 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 5 analysts have given a Buy signal, 1 said it’s a HOLD, 0 reported it as Underperform and 0 analysts rated the stock as Sell. (These Recommendations are for the Current Month Only reported by Yahoo Finance.)

When it comes to the Analysis of a Stock, Price Target plays a vital role. 8 Analysts reported that the Price Target for SLM Corporation might touch $11.5 high while the Average Price Target and Low price Target is $9.88 and $8.5 respectively.

To analyze a stock, one should look for Upgrades and Downgrades of a stock. SLM Corporation got Initiated on 14-Jul-16 where investment firm Citigroup Initiated the stock to Buy.

SLM Corporation closed its last trading session at $9.75 with the gain of 3.28%. The Market Capitalization of the company stands at 4.31 Billion. The Company has 52-week high of $10.17 and 52-week low of $5.09. The stock’s current distance from 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) is 15.59% where SMA50 and SMA200 are 28.25% and 44.4% respectively. The Company Touched its 52-Week High on Nov 30, 2016 and 52-Week Low on Jan 20, 2016.

The Relative Volume of the company is 1.41 and Average Volume (3 months) is 3.37 million. SLM Corporation P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 17.45 and Forward P/E ratio of 14.9.

The company shows its Return on Assets (ROA) value of 1.6%. The Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 15.5%. While it’s Return on Investment (ROI) value is 0.7%.

While looking at the Stock’s Performance, SLM Corporation currently shows a Weekly Performance of 4.03%, where Monthly Performance is 42.84%, Quarterly performance is 35.71%, 6 Months performance is 44.06% and yearly performance percentage is 50.52%. Year to Date performance value (YTD perf) value is 54.45%. The Stock currently has a Weekly Volatility of 1.90% and Monthly Volatility of 3.29%.