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How to buy Synovus Financial stock | $32.42

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Synovus Financial Corp is a banks-regional business based in the US. Synovus Financial shares (SNV) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Synovus Financial employs 5,389 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.6 billion.

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  3. Search for Synovus Financial. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SNV. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Synovus Financial reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$32.42, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Synovus Financial, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Synovus Financial. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Synovus Financial share price

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Synovus Financial shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-11.
Latest market closeUSD$32.42
52-week rangeUSD$10.5965 - USD$38.2153
50-day moving average USD$29.6891
200-day moving average USD$23.4826
Wall St. target priceUSD$32.65
PE ratio 14.0572
Dividend yield USD$1.32 (4.06%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.307

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Synovus Financial price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $32.42 from 2020-12-11

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1 month (2020-12-22) 2.14%
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Is Synovus Financial under- or over-valued?

Valuing Synovus Financial stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Synovus Financial's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Synovus Financial's P/E ratio

Synovus Financial's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 14x. In other words, Synovus Financial shares trade at around 14x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Synovus Financial's PEG ratio

Synovus Financial's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.34. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Synovus Financial's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Synovus Financial financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 36.13%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.75%
Return on equity TTM 7.55%
Profit margin 22.76%
Book value $30.732
Market capitalisation USD$4.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Synovus Financial shares

There are currently 2.5 million Synovus Financial shares held short by investors – that's known as Synovus Financial's "short interest". This figure is 2.7% down from 2.5 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Synovus Financial shares can be evaluated.

Synovus Financial's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Synovus Financial's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Synovus Financial shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Synovus Financial shares traded daily (recently around 1.2 million). Synovus Financial's SIR currently stands at 2.11. In other words for every 100,000 Synovus Financial shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2110 shares are currently held short.

However Synovus Financial's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Synovus Financial shares, or, against the total number of tradable Synovus Financial shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Synovus Financial's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Synovus Financial shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0189% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Synovus Financial shares, roughly 19 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Synovus Financial.

Find out more about how you can short Synovus Financial stock.

Synovus Financial's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Synovus Financial.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Synovus Financial's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 33.33

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Synovus Financial's overall score of 33.33 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 49th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Synovus Financial is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Synovus Financial's environmental score

Environmental score: 9.82/100

Synovus Financial's environmental score of 9.82 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Synovus Financial is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Synovus Financial's social score

Social score: 16.79/100

Synovus Financial's social score of 16.79 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Synovus Financial is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Synovus Financial's governance score

Governance score: 19.72/100

Synovus Financial's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Synovus Financial is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Synovus Financial's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Synovus Financial scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Synovus Financial has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Synovus Financial Corp was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 33.33
Total ESG percentile 49.28
Environmental score 9.82
Environmental score percentile 9
Social score 16.79
Social score percentile 9
Governance score 19.72
Governance score percentile 9
Level of controversy 2

Synovus Financial share dividends

58%

Dividend payout ratio: 58.15% of net profits

Recently Synovus Financial has paid out, on average, around 58.15% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.06% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Synovus Financial shareholders could enjoy a 4.06% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Synovus Financial's case, that would currently equate to about $1.32 per share.

Synovus Financial's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Synovus Financial's most recent dividend payout was on 4 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 16 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Synovus Financial's shares ever split?

Synovus Financial's shares were split on a 1:7 basis on 19 May 2014. So if you had owned 7 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Synovus Financial shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 600% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Synovus Financial shares which in turn could have impacted Synovus Financial's share price.

Synovus Financial share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Synovus Financial's shares have ranged in value from as little as $10.5965 up to $38.2153. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SNV.US volatility(beta: 1.68)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Synovus Financial's is 1.6793. This would suggest that Synovus Financial's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Synovus Financial overview

Synovus Financial Corp. operates as the bank holding company for Synovus Bank that provides various financial products and services. It operates through three segments: Community Banking, Wholesale Banking, and Financial Management Services. The company's commercial banking services include treasury management, asset management, capital market, and institutional trust services, as well as commercial, financial, and real estate loans. Its retail banking services comprise accepting customary types of demand and savings deposits accounts; mortgage, installment, and other consumer loans; investment and brokerage services; safe deposit services; automated banking services; automated fund transfers; Internet-based banking services; and bank credit and debit card services. The company also offers various other financial services, including portfolio management for fixed-income securities, investment banking, execution of securities transactions as a broker/dealer, asset management and financial planning services, and individual investment advice on equity and other securities, as well as trust services. As of December 31, 2019, it operated through 298 branches and 389 ATMs in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Synovus Financial Corp. was founded in 1888 and is headquartered in Columbus, Georgia.

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