• Consensus Rating: Hold
  • Consensus Price Target: $18.89
  • Forecasted Upside: 9.82 %
  • Number of Analysts: 7
  • Breakdown:
  • 1 Sell Ratings
  • 3 Hold Ratings
  • 3 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
$17.20
▼ -0.11 (-0.64%)

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Analyst Price Target for SLM

Analyst Price Target is $18.89
▲ +9.82% Upside Potential
This price target is based on 7 analysts offering 12 month price targets for SLM in the last 3 months. The average price target is $18.89, with a high forecast of $22.00 and a low forecast of $15.00. The average price target represents a 9.82% upside from the last price of $17.20.

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Current Consensus is Hold

The current consensus among 7 investment analysts is to hold stock in SLM. This rating has held steady since October 2022, when it changed from a Buy consensus rating.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 4 buy ratings
  • 1 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings
6/12/2021
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 4 buy ratings
  • 1 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings
9/10/2021
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 4 buy ratings
  • 2 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings
12/9/2021
  • 0 strong buy ratings
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  • 2 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings
3/9/2022
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 4 buy ratings
  • 1 hold ratings
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6/7/2022
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 5 buy ratings
  • 1 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings
9/5/2022
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 3 buy ratings
  • 2 hold ratings
  • 1 sell ratings
11/4/2022
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 3 buy ratings
  • 3 hold ratings
  • 1 sell ratings
12/4/2022

Latest Recommendations

  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 3 buy ratings
  • 3 hold ratings
  • 1 sell ratings

Display Ratings By
DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
11/10/2022Compass PointDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$20.00 ➝ $18.00Low
10/28/2022StephensBoost TargetEqual Weight$16.00 ➝ $18.00Low
10/20/2022Compass PointLower Target$20.00Low
10/18/2022Jefferies Financial GroupLower Target$24.00 ➝ $20.00Low
10/13/2022Credit Suisse GroupLower Target$22.00Low
10/13/2022CitigroupDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$18.00 ➝ $17.00Low
10/7/2022Morgan StanleyInitiated CoverageUnderweight$15.00Low
9/28/2022WedbushReiterated RatingOutperform$17.00Low
7/11/2022Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsLower Target$24.00 ➝ $21.00N/A
7/11/2022BarclaysLower TargetOverweight$27.00 ➝ $22.00N/A
5/2/2022CitigroupLower Target$26.00 ➝ $21.00Medium
4/18/2022StephensDowngradeOverweight ➝ Equal Weight$24.00 ➝ $19.00Medium
1/31/2022WedbushReiterated RatingOutperformHigh
1/10/2022BarclaysBoost Target$25.00 ➝ $27.00Low
12/30/2021Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingBuy$24.00Low
10/22/2021Royal Bank of CanadaBoost TargetOutperform$20.00 ➝ $22.00Medium
10/22/2021Credit Suisse GroupBoost TargetOutperform$24.00 ➝ $25.00High
10/22/2021StephensBoost TargetOverweight$23.00 ➝ $24.00High
7/23/2021Credit Suisse GroupBoost TargetOutperform$23.00 ➝ $24.00Medium
4/23/2021CitigroupBoost Target$20.00 ➝ $23.00Low
4/15/2021JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost TargetNeutral$18.00 ➝ $21.00Low
4/12/2021BarclaysBoost TargetPositive ➝ Overweight$18.00 ➝ $28.00Low
3/19/2021Jefferies Financial GroupBoost Target$19.00 ➝ $23.00Medium
3/16/2021CitigroupBoost Target$16.00 ➝ $20.00Medium
1/29/2021CitigroupBoost Target$12.00 ➝ $16.00Low
1/29/2021Credit Suisse GroupBoost TargetOutperform$17.00 ➝ $20.00High
1/29/2021BarclaysBoost TargetOverweight$15.00 ➝ $18.00High
1/29/2021Royal Bank of CanadaUpgradeSector Perform ➝ Outperform$15.00 ➝ $20.00High
1/19/2021JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost TargetOverweight ➝ Neutral$10.50 ➝ $15.50Low
1/12/2021WedbushReiterated RatingOutperformHigh
12/21/2020Royal Bank of CanadaInitiated CoverageSector Perform$14.00Low
10/9/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost TargetNeutral$7.50 ➝ $9.00Medium
7/15/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.DowngradeOverweight ➝ Neutral$7.50Medium
5/14/2020BMO Capital MarketsDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market Perform$12.00 ➝ $9.00Low
4/23/2020Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingBuy$12.00High
2/13/2020Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingBuy$14.50Low
1/24/2020CitigroupBoost TargetBuy$11.00 ➝ $14.00Low
1/23/2020OppenheimerDowngradeOutperform ➝ HoldMedium
1/23/2020WedbushReiterated RatingOutperform$13.00High
7/26/2019BMO Capital MarketsSet TargetBuy$16.00N/A
7/26/2019OppenheimerSet TargetBuy$12.00N/A
7/26/2019Compass PointDowngradeBuy ➝ NeutralMedium
4/22/2019WedbushSet TargetBuy$13.00Medium
4/21/2019OppenheimerSet TargetBuy$14.00Low
1/29/2019WedbushReiterated RatingOutperformLow
1/25/2019BMO Capital MarketsUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ OutperformMedium
12/14/2018BarclaysReiterated RatingBuy$13.00High
12/12/2018Wells Fargo & CompanyLower TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$14.00 ➝ $13.00Low
11/11/2018OppenheimerSet TargetBuy$13.00Low
7/25/2018OppenheimerSet TargetBuy$16.00High
7/9/2018StephensInitiated CoverageOverweight$15.00High
7/6/2018Wells Fargo & CompanySet TargetBuy$14.00Low
5/30/2018WedbushLower TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$14.50 ➝ $14.25Low
4/25/2018BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$13.00 ➝ $14.00Low
4/23/2018OppenheimerSet TargetBuy$16.00High
4/12/2018OppenheimerSet TargetBuy$16.00Low
4/4/2018Wells Fargo & CompanyInitiated CoverageOutperform ➝ Outperform$13.50Medium
1/26/2018Bank of AmericaLower TargetBuy ➝ Buy$14.00 ➝ $13.00Low
1/18/2018OppenheimerSet TargetBuy$17.00Low
1/18/2018B. RileyReiterated RatingBuy ➝ Buy$14.00 ➝ $13.00Low
1/11/2018Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingBuy$16.00Low
1/8/2018CitigroupInitiated CoverageOutperform$17.00N/A
1/8/2018OppenheimerInitiated CoverageOutperform$17.00N/A
1/4/2018BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$15.00Low
12/22/2017Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsReiterated RatingBuy$16.00Low
(Data available from 12/5/2017 forward)

News Sentiment Rating

0.44 (Hold)

Our news sentiment rating is based on the average sentiment of articles about this company published in the media in the last 30 days of headlines and can range from 2 (very positive sentiment) to -2 (very negative sentiment).

News Sentiment Over Time

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  • 0 very positive mentions
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  • 3 negative mentions
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5/9/2022
  • 3 very positive mentions
  • 6 positive mentions
  • 0 negative mentions
  • 1 very negative mentions
6/8/2022
  • 1 very positive mentions
  • 10 positive mentions
  • 0 negative mentions
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7/8/2022
  • 1 very positive mentions
  • 12 positive mentions
  • 4 negative mentions
  • 0 very negative mentions
8/7/2022
  • 3 very positive mentions
  • 11 positive mentions
  • 0 negative mentions
  • 0 very negative mentions
9/6/2022
  • 5 very positive mentions
  • 6 positive mentions
  • 1 negative mentions
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10/6/2022
  • 5 very positive mentions
  • 19 positive mentions
  • 3 negative mentions
  • 3 very negative mentions
11/5/2022
  • 1 very positive mentions
  • 6 positive mentions
  • 0 negative mentions
  • 0 very negative mentions
12/5/2022

Current Sentiment

  • 1 very positive mentions
  • 6 positive mentions
  • 0 negative mentions
  • 0 very negative mentions

Recent Stories by Sentiment

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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; and omnibus accounts, as well as credit card loans. It serves students and families through financial aid, federal loans, and student and family resources. 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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Today's Range

Now: $17.20
Low: $17.03
High: $17.39

50 Day Range

MA: $16.11
Low: $13.89
High: $17.69

52 Week Range

Now: $17.20
Low: $13.72
High: $20.88

Volume

1,159,800 shs

Average Volume

2,447,526 shs

Market Capitalization

$4.30 billion

P/E Ratio

5.60

Dividend Yield

2.56%

Beta

1.19

Frequently Asked Questions

What sell-side analysts currently cover shares of SLM?

The following Wall Street analysts have issued stock ratings on SLM in the last twelve months: Barclays PLC, Citigroup Inc., Compass Point, Credit Suisse Group AG, Jefferies Financial Group Inc., Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Morgan Stanley, Stephens, StockNews.com, and Wedbush.
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What is the current price target for SLM?

9 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for SLM in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $18.89, suggesting a possible upside of 9.8%. Barclays PLC has the highest price target set, predicting SLM will reach $22.00 in the next twelve months. Morgan Stanley has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of $15.00 for SLM in the next year.
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What is the current consensus analyst rating for SLM?

SLM currently has 1 sell rating, 3 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. The stock has a consensus analyst rating of "Hold." A "hold" rating indicates that analysts believe investors should keep any existing positions they have in SLM, but not buy more shares or sell existing shares.
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How do I contact SLM's investor relations team?

SLM's physical mailing address is 300 CONTINENTAL DRIVE, NEWARK DE, 19713. The credit services provider's listed phone number is (302) 451-0200 and its investor relations email address is [email protected] The official website for SLM is www.salliemae.com. Learn More about contacing SLM investor relations.