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SLM Stock Forecast, Price & News

+0.21 (+1.51 %)
(As of 01/20/2021 01:27 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $14.11
50-Day Range
MA: $12.42
52-Week Range
Now: $14.11
Volume136,054 shs
Average Volume5.08 million shs
Market Capitalization$5.29 billion
P/E Ratio10.01
Dividend Yield0.87%
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 also offers retail deposit accounts, including certificates of deposit, money market deposit accounts, and high-yield savings accounts; omnibus accounts; and a consumer savings network that provides financial rewards on everyday purchases to help families save for college. It has a strategic partnership with EVERFI, Inc. to deliver a specialized financial literacy curriculum to California high schools. 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.
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Overall MarketRank

1.97 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

263rd out of 1,939 stocks

Personal Credit Institutions Industry

3rd out of 16 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.2Community Rank: 2.8Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 2.5 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Personal credit institutions
Sub-IndustryConsumer Finance
Current SymbolNASDAQ:SLM



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$2.38 billion
Cash Flow$1.52 per share
Book Value$6.90 per share


Net Income$578.28 million


Market Cap$5.29 billion
Next Earnings Date1/27/2021 (Confirmed)
+0.21 (+1.51 %)
(As of 01/20/2021 01:27 PM ET)
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SLM (NASDAQ:SLM) Frequently Asked Questions

How has SLM's stock price been impacted by COVID-19?

SLM's stock was trading at $8.95 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, SLM stock has increased by 57.7% and is now trading at $14.11.
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Is SLM a buy right now?

7 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for SLM in the last twelve months. There are currently 4 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "hold" SLM stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in SLM, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than SLM?

Wall Street analysts have given SLM a "Hold" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but SLM wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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When is SLM's next earnings date?

SLM is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, January 27th 2021.
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How can I listen to SLM's earnings call?

SLM will be holding an earnings conference call on Wednesday, January 27th at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

How were SLM's earnings last quarter?

SLM Co. (NASDAQ:SLM) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October, 21st. The credit services provider reported $0.47 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.33. The credit services provider earned $364.57 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $359.42 million. SLM had a return on equity of 28.69% and a net margin of 23.87%. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.29 earnings per share.
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How often does SLM pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for SLM?

SLM announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, November 19th. Investors of record on Friday, December 4th will be given a dividend of $0.03 per share on Tuesday, December 15th. This represents a $0.12 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.85%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 3rd.
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Is SLM a good dividend stock?

SLM pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.87%. The dividend payout ratio of SLM is 9.45%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, SLM will have a dividend payout ratio of 8.05% next year. This indicates that SLM will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What price target have analysts set for SLM?

7 analysts have issued 1 year target prices for SLM's shares. Their forecasts range from $9.00 to $15.50. On average, they anticipate SLM's share price to reach $12.92 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 8.5%.
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Are investors shorting SLM?

SLM saw a increase in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totaling 10,270,000 shares, an increase of 28.9% from the December 15th total of 7,970,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 3,700,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.8 days. Approximately 2.8% of the company's stock are short sold.
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Who are some of SLM's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of SLM own?

Who are SLM's key executives?

SLM's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Steven J. McGarry, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 62, Pay $1.28M)
  • Mr. Paul F. Thome CPA, Exec. VP & Chief Admin. Officer (Age 69, Pay $1.04M)
  • Mr. Nicolas Jafarieh, Sr. VP & Chief Legal, Gov. Affairs & Communications Officer (Age 45, Pay $856.3k)
  • Ms. Donna F. Vieira, Exec. VP & Chief Commercial Officer (Age 55, Pay $1.67M)
  • Mr. Jonathan W. Witter, CEO & Director (Age 50)
  • Mr. Daniel P. Kennedy, Sr. VP & COO (Age 53)
  • Mr. Brian Cronin, VP & Head of Investor Relations
  • Mr. Jim Truitt, Chief Compliance Officer and Sr. VP
  • Ms. Martha Holler, Sr. VP of Corp. Marketing & Communications
  • Mr. Tim Morrison, Sr. VP of Gov. Relations

What is SLM's stock symbol?

SLM trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "SLM."

Who are SLM's major shareholders?

SLM's stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Wedge Capital Management L L P NC (0.58%), OLD National Bancorp IN (0.02%), HGK Asset Management Inc. (0.02%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.02%), Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. (0.01%) and Tuttle Tactical Management (0.00%). Company insiders that own SLM stock include Earl A Goode, Jed H Pitcher, Jonathan Boyles and Paul F Thome.
View institutional ownership trends for SLM

Which major investors are selling SLM stock?

SLM stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Wedge Capital Management L L P NC, OLD National Bancorp IN, HGK Asset Management Inc., and State of Alaska Department of Revenue. Company insiders that have sold SLM company stock in the last year include Earl A Goode, and Paul F Thome.
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Which major investors are buying SLM stock?

SLM stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Tuttle Tactical Management, Crossmark Global Holdings Inc., and Sowell Financial Services LLC.
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How do I buy shares of SLM?

Shares of SLM can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is SLM's stock price today?

One share of SLM stock can currently be purchased for approximately $14.11.

How big of a company is SLM?

SLM has a market capitalization of $5.29 billion and generates $2.38 billion in revenue each year. The credit services provider earns $578.28 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.27 on an earnings per share basis. SLM employs 1,900 workers across the globe.

What is SLM's official website?

The official website for SLM is www.salliemae.com.

How can I contact SLM?

SLM's mailing address is 300 CONTINENTAL DRIVE, NEWARK DE, 19713. The credit services provider can be reached via phone at 302-451-0200 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 1/20/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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