SLM Price Target, Predictions & Analyst Ratings

+0.41 (+2.37 %)
(As of 09/23/2021 10:57 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
Volume22,361 shs
Average Volume4.43 million shs
Market Capitalization$5.42 billion
P/E Ratio4.70
Dividend Yield0.69%

SLM (NASDAQ:SLM) Price Target and Consensus Rating

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Analyst Rating Consensus

Based on 5 Analyst Ratings

Analyst Price Target Consensus


High PT$28.00
Average PT$23.17
Low PT$20.00
9/23/20 to 9/23/21
1 Month Ago
8/24/20 to 8/24/21
3 Months Ago
6/25/20 to 6/25/21
1 Year Ago
9/24/19 to 9/23/20
Consensus Rating
Strong Buy
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
4 Buy rating(s)
4 Buy rating(s)
4 Buy rating(s)
3 Buy rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Sell rating(s)
Consensus Price Target$23.17$23.17$22.50$11.10
Price Target Upside30.74% Upside29.24% Upside33.14% Upside31.70% Upside
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Analyst Ratings By Month

The chart below shows how a company's ratings by analysts have changed over time. Each bar represents the previous year of ratings for that month. Within each bar, the sell ratings are shown in red, the hold ratings are shown in yellow, the buy ratings are shown in green, and the strong buy ratings are shown in dark green.

Average Share Price and Price Target by Month

The chart below shows how a company's share price and consensus price target have changed over time. The dark blue line represents the company's actual price. The lighter blue line represents the stock's consensus price target. The even lighter blue range in the background of the two lines represents the low price target and the high price target for each stock.

SLM (NASDAQ:SLM) vs. Its Competitors

TypeSLMFinance CompaniesS&P 500
Consensus Rating Score
Consensus RatingBuyBuyBuy
Price Target Upside17.19% Upside7.64% Upside
News Sentiment RatingPositive News
Positive News
Neutral News
Community Rating
Outperform Votes
Underperform Votes
Avg. Outperform Votes
Avg. Underperform Votes
Avg. Outperform Votes
Avg. Underperform Votes

SLM (NASDAQ:SLM) Analyst Ratings History

DateBrokerageAnalyst NameActionRatingPrice TargetUpside/Downside on Report DateDetails
7/23/2021Credit Suisse Group
Boost Price TargetOutperform$23.00 ➝ $24.00+22.51%
Boost Price Target$20.00 ➝ $23.00+19.98%
4/15/2021JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Boost Price TargetNeutral$18.00 ➝ $21.00+10.82%
Boost Price TargetPositive ➝ Overweight$18.00 ➝ $28.00+46.67%
3/19/2021Jefferies Financial Group
Boost Price Target$19.00 ➝ $23.00+35.61%
1/29/2021Royal Bank of Canada
UpgradeSector Perform ➝ Outperform$15.00 ➝ $20.00+43.57%
H. Coffey
Reiterated RatingOutperform
5/14/2020BMO Capital Markets
DowngradeOutperform ➝ Market Perform$12.00 ➝ $9.00+23.46%
Dominick Gabriele
DowngradeOutperform ➝ Hold
7/26/2019Compass Point
DowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral
12/12/2018Wells Fargo & Company
Michael Kaye
Lower Price TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$14.00 ➝ $13.00+40.09%
(Data available from 9/23/2016 forward. View 10+ years of historical ratings with our analyst ratings screener.)
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SLM (NASDAQ:SLM) Analyst Ratings Frequently Asked Questions

What is SLM's consensus rating and price target?

According to the issued ratings of 5 analysts in the last year, the consensus rating for SLM stock is Buy based on the current 1 hold rating and 4 buy ratings for SLM. The average twelve-month price target for SLM is $23.17 with a high price target of $28.00 and a low price target of $20.00. Learn more on SLM's analyst rating history

Do Wall Street analysts like SLM more than its competitors?

Analysts like SLM stock more than the stock of other Finance companies. The consensus rating score for SLM is 2.80 while the average consensus rating score for finance companies is 2.51. Learn more on how SLM compares to other companies

Do MarketBeat users like SLM more than its competitors?

MarketBeat users like SLM stock more than the stock of other Finance companies. 72.36% of MarketBeat users gave SLM an outperform vote while finance companies recieve an average of 62.78% outperform votes by MarketBeat users.

Does SLM's stock price have much upside?

According to analysts, SLM's stock has a predicted upside of 29.24% based on their 12-month price targets.

What analysts cover SLM?

SLM has been rated by Credit Suisse Group in the past 90 days.

This page was last updated on 9/23/2021 by Staff
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