NASDAQ:SLM - SLM Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $9.83 -0.07 (-0.71 %) (As of 04/22/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$9.90Today's Range$9.79 - $9.9652-Week Range$7.95 - $12.46Volume3.26 million shsAverage Volume3.54 million shsMarket Capitalization$4.29 billionP/E Ratio9.20Dividend Yield1.21%Beta1.48 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email SLM Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as a saving, planning, and paying for college company in the United States. The company originates and services private education loans to students or their families. 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. 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. Receive SLM News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for SLM and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Personal credit institutions Sub-IndustryConsumer Finance SectorFinance Current SymbolNASDAQ:SLM Previous Symbol CUSIP78442P10 CIK1032033 Webwww.salliemae.com Phone302-451-0200Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.69 Current Ratio1.38 Quick Ratio1.38Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio9.20 Forward P/E Ratio7.86 P/E Growth0.41 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.88 billion Price / Sales2.28 Cash Flow$1.2017 per share Price / Cash Flow8.18 Book Value$6.12 per share Price / Book1.61Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.07 Net Income$487.48 million Net Margins25.77% Return on Equity20.28% Return on Assets1.95%Miscellaneous Employees1,700 Outstanding Shares436,803,000Market Cap$4.29 billion Next Earnings Date7/23/2019 (Estimated) OptionableOptionable SLM (NASDAQ:SLM) Frequently Asked Questions What is SLM's stock symbol? SLM trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "SLM." How often does SLM pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for SLM? SLM announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, January 23rd. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, March 5th will be given a dividend of $0.03 per share on Friday, March 15th. This represents a $0.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.22%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, March 4th. View SLM's Dividend History. How were SLM's earnings last quarter? SLM Corp (NASDAQ:SLM) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April, 17th. The credit services provider reported $0.34 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.30 by $0.04. The credit services provider earned $402.28 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $384.70 million. SLM had a return on equity of 20.28% and a net margin of 25.77%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 20.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.28 earnings per share. View SLM's Earnings History. When is SLM's next earnings date? SLM is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, July 23rd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for SLM. What guidance has SLM issued on next quarter's earnings? SLM issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Wednesday, April, 17th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.23-1.26 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.25. What price target have analysts set for SLM? 6 brokers have issued 1-year price objectives for SLM's shares. Their predictions range from $13.00 to $15.00. On average, they expect SLM's share price to reach $13.8750 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 41.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for SLM. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for SLM? 6 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for SLM in the last year. There are currently 6 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for SLM. Has SLM been receiving favorable news coverage? Media stories about SLM stock have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. SLM earned a news sentiment score of 1.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the credit services provider a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days. Are investors shorting SLM? SLM saw a increase in short interest in March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 26,987,186 shares, an increase of 0.5% from the March 15th total of 26,841,531 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 3,016,743 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 8.9 days. Currently, 6.2% of the company's stock are short sold. View SLM's Current Options Chain. Who are some of SLM's key competitors? Some companies that are related to SLM include Credit Acceptance (CACC), Santander Consumer USA (SC), OneMain (OMF), Nelnet (NNI), World Acceptance (WRLD), PROVIDENT FINL/S (FPLPY), Enova International (ENVA), Oaktree Specialty Lending (OCSL), Regional Management (RM), Atlanticus (ATLC), Mr. Amazing Loans (MRAL) and IEG (IEGH). What other stocks do shareholders of SLM own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other SLM investors own include CA (CA), Endologix (ELGX), BlackRock (BLK), Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), Athabasca Oil (ATH), NIC (EGOV), Aegean Marine Petroleum Network (ANW), Gran Tierra Energy (GTE), Transocean (RIG) and Precision Drilling (PD). Who are SLM's key executives? SLM's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Raymond J. Quinlan, Exec. Chairman & CEO (Age 67)Mr. Steven J. McGarry, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 61)Mr. Paul F. Thome, Exec. VP & Chief Admin. Officer (Age 68)Mr. Brian Cronin, VP of Investor RelationsMr. Jim Truitt, Chief Compliance Officer and Sr. VP Who are SLM's major shareholders? SLM's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Calamos Advisors LLC (0.47%), Selz Capital LLC (0.18%), Heritage Investors Management Corp (0.14%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.13%), Northpointe Capital LLC (0.06%) and Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.03%). Company insiders that own SLM stock include Earl A Goode, Frank C Puleo, Jed H Pitcher, Jeffrey Dale, Jonathan Boyles, Laurent Charles Lutz, Nicolas Jafarieh, Paul F Thome, Raymond J Quinlan and Steven Mcgarry. View Institutional Ownership Trends for SLM. Which institutional investors are selling SLM stock? SLM stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Calamos Advisors LLC, Eqis Capital Management Inc., Strs Ohio, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, Heritage Investors Management Corp, American Asset Management Inc. and Virtu Financial LLC. Company insiders that have sold SLM company stock in the last year include Earl A Goode, Frank C Puleo, Jed H Pitcher, Jonathan Boyles, Nicolas Jafarieh, Paul F Thome and Steven Mcgarry. View Insider Buying and Selling for SLM. Which institutional investors are buying SLM stock? SLM stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Northpointe Capital LLC, Selz Capital LLC, Wedbush Securities Inc., Retirement Systems of Alabama, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, First Hawaiian Bank and Huntington National Bank. View Insider Buying and Selling for SLM. 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 Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is SLM's stock price today? One share of SLM stock can currently be purchased for approximately $9.83. How big of a company is SLM? SLM has a market capitalization of $4.29 billion and generates $1.88 billion in revenue each year. The credit services provider earns $487.48 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.07 on an earnings per share basis. SLM employs 1,700 workers across the globe. What is SLM's official website? The official website for SLM is http://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] MarketBeat Community Rating for SLM (NASDAQ SLM)Community Ranking: 3.0 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 379 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 250 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 629MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about SLM and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe SLM will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe SLM will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 4/22/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is the price-to-earnings growth (PEG) ratio?