• Consensus Rating: Buy
  • Consensus Price Target: $23.17
  • Forecasted Upside: 27.36 %
  • Number of Analysts: 5
  • Breakdown:
  • 0 Sell Ratings
  • 1 Hold Ratings
  • 4 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
$18.19
▲ +0.3 (1.68%)

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Analyst Price Target for SLM

Analyst Price Target is $23.17
▲ +27.36% Upside Potential
This price target is based on 5 analysts offering 12 month price targets for SLM in the last 3 months. The average price target is $23.17, with a high forecast of $28.00 and a low forecast of $20.00. The average price target represents a 27.36% upside from the last price of $18.19.

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Current Consensus is Buy

The current consensus among 5 investment analysts is to buy stock in SLM. This rating has held steady since February 2020, when it changed from a Hold consensus rating.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 3 buy ratings
  • 3 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings
4/5/2020
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 3 buy ratings
  • 3 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings
7/4/2020
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 3 buy ratings
  • 3 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings
10/2/2020
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 4 buy ratings
  • 3 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings
12/31/2020
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 4 buy ratings
  • 2 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings
3/31/2021
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 4 buy ratings
  • 1 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings
6/29/2021
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 4 buy ratings
  • 1 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings
8/28/2021
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 4 buy ratings
  • 1 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings
9/27/2021

Latest Recommendations

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

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
7/23/2021Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetOutperform$23.00 ➝ $24.00Medium
4/23/2021CitigroupBoost Price Target$20.00 ➝ $23.00Low
4/15/2021JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost Price TargetNeutral$18.00 ➝ $21.00Low
4/12/2021BarclaysBoost Price TargetPositive ➝ Overweight$18.00 ➝ $28.00Low
3/19/2021Jefferies Financial GroupBoost Price Target$19.00 ➝ $23.00Medium
3/16/2021CitigroupBoost Price Target$16.00 ➝ $20.00Medium
1/29/2021CitigroupBoost Price Target$12.00 ➝ $16.00Low
1/29/2021Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetOutperform$17.00 ➝ $20.00High
1/29/2021BarclaysBoost Price TargetOverweight$15.00 ➝ $18.00High
1/29/2021Royal Bank of CanadaUpgradeSector Perform ➝ Outperform$15.00 ➝ $20.00High
1/19/2021JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost Price 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 Price 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 Price TargetBuy$11.00 ➝ $14.00Low
1/23/2020OppenheimerDowngradeOutperform ➝ HoldMedium
1/23/2020WedbushReiterated RatingOutperform$13.00High
7/26/2019BMO Capital MarketsSet Price TargetBuy$16.00N/A
7/26/2019OppenheimerSet Price TargetBuy$12.00N/A
7/26/2019Compass PointDowngradeBuy ➝ NeutralMedium
4/22/2019WedbushSet Price TargetBuy$13.00Medium
4/21/2019OppenheimerSet Price 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 Price TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$14.00 ➝ $13.00Low
11/11/2018OppenheimerSet Price TargetBuy$13.00Low
7/25/2018OppenheimerSet Price TargetBuy$16.00High
7/9/2018StephensInitiated CoverageOverweight$15.00High
7/6/2018Wells Fargo & CompanySet Price TargetBuy$14.00Low
5/30/2018WedbushLower Price TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$14.50 ➝ $14.25Low
4/25/2018BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$13.00 ➝ $14.00Low
4/23/2018OppenheimerSet Price TargetBuy$16.00High
4/12/2018OppenheimerSet Price TargetBuy$16.00Low
4/4/2018Wells Fargo & CompanyInitiated CoverageOutperform ➝ Outperform$13.50Medium
1/26/2018Bank of AmericaLower Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$14.00 ➝ $13.00Low
1/18/2018OppenheimerSet Price 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
10/19/2017FBR & Co.Set Price TargetBuy$13.00N/A
10/16/2017CitigroupInitiated CoverageBuy$16.00N/A
10/6/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$12.00N/A
9/19/2017FBR & Co.Reiterated RatingBuy$13.00Low
9/14/2017WedbushReiterated RatingOutperform$14.50Low
7/22/2017WedbushDowngradeBuy$15.00Medium
7/22/2017Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingBuy$15.00Medium
7/21/2017WedbushReiterated RatingOutperform$14.50Low
7/21/2017FBR & Co.Lower Price TargetOutperform$14.00 ➝ $13.00Medium
7/20/2017FBR & Co.Reiterated RatingOutperform ➝ Outperform$14.00 ➝ $13.00Medium
7/14/2017Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsReiterated RatingBuy$15.00Low
7/14/2017Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingBuy$15.00Low
5/15/2017Off Wall StreetReiterated RatingSell$8.50Low
5/5/2017Off Wall StreetReiterated RatingSell$8.50Medium
4/22/2017FBR & Co.Set Price TargetBuy$14.00Low
4/21/2017Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsReiterated RatingBuy$15.00Low
4/11/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$10.00Medium
1/30/2017WedbushInitiated CoverageOutperform$13.00N/A
1/19/2017Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingBuy$12.50N/A
1/8/2017BarclaysSet Price TargetBuy$14.00N/A
12/7/2016Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsReiterated RatingOutperformN/A
12/7/2016Jefferies Financial GroupInitiated CoverageBuy$12.50N/A
12/2/2016FBR & Co.Initiated CoverageOutperform$13.00N/A
11/21/2016BarclaysReiterated RatingBuy$12.00N/A
(Data available from 9/28/2016 forward)

News Sentiment Rating

0.35 (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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  • 1 very positive mentions
  • 4 positive mentions
  • 0 negative mentions
  • 0 very negative mentions
3/2/2021
  • 0 very positive mentions
  • 5 positive mentions
  • 0 negative mentions
  • 0 very negative mentions
4/1/2021
  • 0 very positive mentions
  • 8 positive mentions
  • 0 negative mentions
  • 0 very negative mentions
5/1/2021
  • 0 very positive mentions
  • 4 positive mentions
  • 0 negative mentions
  • 0 very negative mentions
5/31/2021
  • 0 very positive mentions
  • 3 positive mentions
  • 0 negative mentions
  • 0 very negative mentions
6/30/2021
  • 7 very positive mentions
  • 20 positive mentions
  • 0 negative mentions
  • 0 very negative mentions
7/30/2021
  • 3 very positive mentions
  • 11 positive mentions
  • 0 negative mentions
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8/29/2021
  • 1 very positive mentions
  • 14 positive mentions
  • 3 negative mentions
  • 0 very negative mentions
9/28/2021

Current Sentiment

  • 1 very positive mentions
  • 14 positive mentions
  • 3 negative mentions
  • 0 very negative mentions
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SLM Corp. engages in the provision and administration of education loans. Its services include private education loans, banking, college savings, and insurance services. The company was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Newark, DE.
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Today's Range

Now: $18.19
Low: $17.86
High: $18.23

50 Day Range

MA: $18.51
Low: $17.31
High: $20.41

52 Week Range

Now: $18.19
Low: $7.91
High: $21.40

Volume

1,588,924 shs

Average Volume

4,383,721 shs

Market Capitalization

$5.56 billion

P/E Ratio

4.82

Dividend Yield

0.67%

Beta

1.38

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., Credit Suisse Group AG, Jefferies Financial Group Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Royal Bank of Canada, TheStreet, Wedbush, and Zacks Investment Research.
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What is the current price target for SLM?

6 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for SLM in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $23.17, suggesting a possible upside of 27.4%. Barclays PLC has the highest price target set, predicting SLM will reach $28.00 in the next twelve months. Royal Bank of Canada has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of $20.00 for SLM in the next year.
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What is the current consensus analyst rating for SLM?

SLM currently has 1 hold rating and 4 buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. The stock has a consensus analyst rating of "Buy." A "buy" rating indicates that analysts believe SLM will outperform the market and that investors should add to their positions of SLM.
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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.