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Synchrony Financial (SYF)

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    TetheredLeathered
    Saturday, July 17, 2021 -- It looks like a large number of Synchrony Financial's customer service websites for their store clients are offline. No account balance lookups; no downloading of customer statements; no payments accepted online; no new online applications... And their telephone service lines are backlogged as a consequence.

    Here is the canned statement that I have seen at the "manage your credit card" websites that are maintained by Synchrony at JC Penney / Lowes / Belks / Paypal / Verizon / Care Card:

    "Synchrony Bank is experiencing some unexpected technical issues, limiting our self-service capabilities.

    In addition, our call centers are experiencing long wait times.

    We apologize for this inconvenience. We appreciate your patience as we work quickly to resolve the matter. Please try again later.

    Thank you for being a valued customer."

    I do not think that SYF will have a fun time when they release their quarterly earnings statement for shareholders in a few days from now.
  • C
    Charlie
    Great earnings, bullish
  • b
    behre
    They had some interesting insights about SYF on (http://Multistockalerts.com). Definitely made me think twice about the company.
  • J
    Jodi
    Still a good buy at 46!!
  • B
    Benjo
    Keep loading the truck to 60 !! I like the way you look !!
  • C
    Charlie
    Did you all see the news about the amazon portfolio? Could be massive news for syf... hopefully they win it over amex. Could increase their loan portfolio massively. Bullish. Even now with current earnings at about a little over a dollar a quarter... see 65+ within the next year. on a 14 multiple... they will maintain dividends + massive buybacks. Killer stock. Cash Cow. Buy.
  • A
    Adam
    Still undervalued, great margins, and FY22 guidance should be huge. I am buying heading into ER.
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    Ronald
    Buffet is King! Buffet has been propping up Synchrony Financial for several years now! Without Buffet we would all be derelict alcoholics on Skid Row. Buffet is the financial genius.
  • D
    Doug
    This could see the $70 range if management and the economy keep executing.
  • T
    THE G
    Thank you to all SYF card holders. Keep those monthly balances!!!!
  • B
    Bren
    i have bank of america but everyone is going to synchrony as far as financing so is it a good choice
  • T
    Tambo210
    great news on the buyback. phenomenol performance
  • C
    Charlie
    I think a target of 75-85 is reasonable. Forward earnings at 5-6$ a share. Slap a 14 multiple and you get roughly 80$ a share.
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    Nick R
    I find it always a mix of happiness and sadness when moments like this come. SYF is out of my portfolio. I roughly estimated their value to 24 billion, and someone bought them from me for 27. Its a damn good business though. I will be back if the price allows. Forever on my radar!
  • T
    Tambo210
    WB exits SYF by end of March '21. Boy! He missed out on some gains. 20m shares dumped
  • A
    Arnav
    This is a $60-70 stock this year easily and I'm looking for triple digits within 2 years. When you look at the investment thesis with this stock, the list goes on and on.

    1. It's breaking out of a 3 year pattern where it found resistance at the same level we are now in arguably the best shape it has ever been in.

    2. The stock and financials in general has underperformed the market for too long. It doesn't matter what percent its up from November, relative to the market it still has a long way to go.

    3. The stock is tied in with the economic recovery and especially the consumer, providing loans and credit to every single sector. As consumer credit improves and stimulus helps bridge the gap the company will only generate more revenue.

    4. As the company is extremely tied in with the consumer, it had to hold tons of money for reserve, even more than J.P. Morgan and Goldman. As credit and the consumer improve, just think about how much cash they can release back into their operations.

    5. Synchrony Financial is clearly shareholder friendly, looking to boost the value of the people truly believe in the company with the 1.6 Million buyback. Additionally, when they release their reserve money, look for them to buyback even more stock as it trades extremely cheaply.

    6. Just look at the 10 Y T-Bill, all financials will benefit from rising rates.

    7. Unlike many financial stocks, Synchrony actually focused on establishing organic growth for the company post-pandemic. The Venmo card it launched with PayPal essentially links it with the largest virtual bank and the millions of customers PayPal has. This provides a nice runway for double digit growth in the next 2-3 years and sustained single digit growth following that.

    8. A majority of the stores who issue cards with Synchrony have contracts with it extending past 2025. We know for certain that this thing is going to be a cash cow till at least 2025.

    9. The only things that will stop this stock is if either the consumer doesn't recover fully or the economic growth we are going to see for the next 2-3 years stalls and hits a wall. I significantly doubt both. With all the stimulus in the market and the surprisingly positive February jobs report, we are heading to one of the strongest consumers we have seen. Furthermore, an accommodative Fed that would that sell their soul to achieve the employment rate that they wish should dispel any fear of a weak consumer. The more likely outcome for some of these financial, energy, and industrial stocks is if economic growth stall and would likely lead to a sell-off. Then stock picking will be very important, and if you own this one, you're going to be in a good spot.

    One more thing, I see that a lot of people were talking about firms upgrading the stock and giving price targets, that doesn't matter. What are they going to do if the stock runs to $60, downgrade it? The thing trades near 9 times forward earnings and PEG of just under 0.4. Forget about what these firms say, everyone who is in this stock is a smart investor, not one of these reddit investors who could care less about valuations and fundamental analysis. Stick with your gut and believe in your pick. Sit back and enjoy the ride with this one, its going to be a nice 4-5 years with this stock.
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    Arnav
    Guys any thoughts on the react price actions. I'm still long, and will continue to be unless something like fraud happens in the company, I'm pretty confident. Just some weird stuff going on. Stock didn't participate when bonds rallied up to 1.7 something and instead has been correcting. I assume this correction will actually be beneficial. Many funds, especially momentum funds, have to rebalance next week and I think this recent move from 42.50 to 39 is just giving these guys a better entry point. Still maintain my price target of somewhere between $60 and $70 by the end of the year.
  • c
    clark
    cost per share 14.4-19.8 = -5.4 , so they give you five bucks when you buy this share and it earns five dollars a year. It is a good day to be alive and looking for deals. I'd love to put my whole portfolio in this but there so much else that is a fantastic deal. Come what may this will be harder and harder to beat as the best deal on the street.
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    Bunny
    I am laughing in buying this business that will generate profits for years to come with increase interest charges if people is out of work temporarily. The interest charge from the increase that will well offset any loan loss provision.
  • N
    Nick
    Maybe 35 going toward 40 once the hedge funds and institutional traders chime in