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SLM (SLM) Stock Price, News & Analysis

+0.05 (+0.24%)
(As of 05/23/2024 ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
1.87 million shs
Average Volume
1.46 million shs
Market Capitalization
$4.54 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

SLM MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.80 Rating Score
3.2% Upside
$21.32 Price Target
Short Interest
4.72% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.55mentions of SLM in the last 14 days
Based on 5 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$1.95 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $2.75 to $2.96 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.67 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

76th out of 848 stocks

Personal Credit Institutions Industry

3rd out of 13 stocks

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About SLM Stock (NASDAQ:SLM)

SLM Corporation, through its subsidiaries, originates and services private education loans to students and their families to finance the cost of their education in the United States. It is also involved in the provision of retail deposit accounts, including certificates of deposit, money market accounts, and high-yield savings accounts; and interest-bearing omnibus accounts. The company was formerly known as New BLC Corporation and changed its name to SLM Corporation in December 2013. SLM Corporation was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Newark, Delaware.

SLM Stock Price History

SLM Stock News Headlines

SLM's (SLM) Outperform Rating Reaffirmed at Wedbush
What 6 Analyst Ratings Have To Say About SLM
Positive Credit Quality Trends Justify Buy Rating for SLM
SLM (NASDAQ:SLM) Has Affirmed Its Dividend Of $0.11
SLM First Quarter 2024 Earnings: Beats Expectations
The Analyst Landscape: 5 Takes On SLM
Q1 2024 SLM Corp Earnings Call
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Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 3/15 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 6/17 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Estimated)
Fiscal Year End

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Personal credit institutions
Consumer Finance
Current Symbol
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
High Stock Price Target
Low Stock Price Target
Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
10 Analysts


Net Income
$581.39 million
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$2.84 billion
Cash Flow
$3.05 per share
Book Value
$8.48 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$4.54 billion
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SLM Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell SLM stock right now?

10 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for SLM in the last twelve months. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 8 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" SLM shares.
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What is SLM's stock price target for 2024?

10 brokers have issued twelve-month price objectives for SLM's shares. Their SLM share price targets range from $16.00 to $28.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $21.32 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 3.2% from the stock's current price.
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How have SLM shares performed in 2024?

SLM's stock was trading at $19.12 at the beginning of 2024. Since then, SLM shares have increased by 8.0% and is now trading at $20.65.
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When is SLM's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, July 24th 2024.
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How were SLM's earnings last quarter?

SLM Co. (NASDAQ:SLM) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April, 24th. The credit services provider reported $1.27 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.09 by $0.18. The credit services provider earned $837.72 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $376.43 million. SLM had a net margin of 25.15% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 45.65%. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.47 EPS.

How often does SLM pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for SLM?

SLM announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, April 22nd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 6th will be paid a dividend of $0.11 per share on Monday, June 17th. This represents a $0.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.13%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 6th.
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Is SLM a good dividend stock?

SLM (NASDAQ:SLM) pays an annual dividend of $0.44 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.14%. The dividend payout ratio is 13.75%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, SLM will have a dividend payout ratio of 14.86% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for SLM.

How will SLM's stock buyback program work?

SLM announced that its board has approved a stock repurchase plan on Wednesday, January 24th 2024, which allows the company to buyback $650,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to repurchase up to 14.5% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are typically an indication that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

What guidance has SLM issued on next quarter's earnings?

SLM issued an update on its FY 2024 earnings guidance on Wednesday, April, 24th. The company provided EPS guidance of 2.600-2.700 for the period, compared to the consensus EPS estimate of 2.690. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

What is Jonathan Witter's approval rating as SLM's CEO?

12 employees have rated SLM Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Witter on Jonathan Witter has an approval rating of 70% among the company's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of SLM own?
Who are SLM's major shareholders?

SLM's stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (14.62%), Jacobs Levy Equity Management Inc. (1.45%), Assenagon Asset Management S.A. (1.14%), Polaris Capital Management LLC (0.76%), Arnhold LLC (0.54%) and Vest Financial LLC (0.41%). Insiders that own company stock include Donna F Vieira, Jonathan Boyles, Nicolas Jafarieh and Steven Mcgarry.
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How do I buy shares of SLM?

Shares of SLM stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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This page (NASDAQ:SLM) was last updated on 5/24/2024 by Staff

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