Hard Facts About SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM)

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SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM) closed its last session at $11.94. The stock traded within a range of $11.68 and $12.05. The company operates in the Financial Services sector with a market capitalization of 5.15 Million. Trading volume for SLM Corporation was 5.9 Million in its previous trading session. Currently, SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM) has an average volume of 3.31 Million.

Company Profile

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.

Analyst Views

SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM) received a Buy rating from 3 analysts. 0 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. 0 analysts say it’s a Hold while 0 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell.

SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM) touched its 1-Year High price of $13.20 on 04/20/17 and its 1-Year Low price of $ 9.65 on 11/15/17.

EPS & Financials

SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $0.17/Share lagging the analyst estimate of $0.17/Share by a difference of $0. This showed a surprise of 0% in the last quarter earnings.

For the current quarter, 9 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $0.19/share. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0.2/share and a low EPS of $0.18/share.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $297.77 Million for the current quarter. According to their predictions high & low revenue estimates are 302 Million and 293 Million respectively.

Technical Analysis

By taking a look at the stock’s current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BEARISH with MEDIUM volatility. SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM) has a 20-Day average volume of 3.27 Million. According to today’s trading volume SLM Corporation is ABOVE its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing ABOVE Abnormal volume in the past 150 days.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the company was in BULLISH territory while an analysis of the last 40-Day trend shows a BULLISH signal. The 100-Day trend also shows a BULLISH trend as well.

The company currently has an insider ownership of 0.4 Percent and Institutional ownership of 0 Percent. The return on assets stands at 1.5%, Return on Equity currently is 15.5% and the Return on Investment value is 1%.

SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM) gross margin percentage stands at 77.6% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 34.6 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 22 Percent. The stock is currently moving above its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of 4.65% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 8.51 percent. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of 7.57 Percent. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of 5.66 percent.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at 34.6%. The return on invested capital is at 1%, which is good, compared to its peers. The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 0.

The company’s stock is currently moving with a +ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately 7.57%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of 5.66% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.