SLM Corporation (SLM) Earns News Sentiment Rating of 0.13

News coverage about SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. SLM Corporation earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the credit services provider an impact score of 45.7769730424613 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

SLM Corporation (NASDAQ SLM) traded up $0.06 on Friday, hitting $10.14. 1,504,200 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,124,110. The company has a quick ratio of 1.33, a current ratio of 1.33 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.35. SLM Corporation has a 12 month low of $8.62 and a 12 month high of $13.20. The firm has a market cap of $4,353.45, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.61 and a beta of 1.32.

SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 18th. The credit services provider reported $0.17 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.17. The firm had revenue of $282.06 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $282.02 million. SLM Corporation had a net margin of 22.95% and a return on equity of 16.63%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 26.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.12 EPS. sell-side analysts predict that SLM Corporation will post 0.72 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several research analysts have commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of SLM Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. BidaskClub cut shares of SLM Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday, October 13th. FBR & Co cut their price target on shares of SLM Corporation from $14.00 to $13.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, July 21st. Wedbush cut shares of SLM Corporation to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price target on the stock. in a research report on Saturday, July 22nd. Finally, Citigroup Inc. initiated coverage on shares of SLM Corporation in a research report on Monday, October 16th. They set a “buy” rating and a $16.00 price target on the stock. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $13.44.

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SLM Corporation Company Profile

SLM Corporation (Sallie Mae) is the nation’s saving, planning, and paying for college company. Sallie Mae offers products, which promote personal finance including private education loans, Upromise rewards, scholarship search, college financial planning tools, insurance, and online retail banking.

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