SLM Corporation (SLM): Price and Financial Metrics

SLM Corporation (SLM): $16.69

-0.11 (-0.65%)

POWR Rating

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  • Quality is the dimension where SLM ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 75.91% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for SLM is in Momentum, which has been heading down over the past 26 weeks.
  • SLM's current lowest rank is in the Momentum metric (where it is better than 20.21% of US stocks).

SLM Stock Summary

  • The price/operating cash flow metric for SLM CORP is higher than 95.41% of stocks in our set with a positive cash flow.
  • SLM's equity multiplier -- a measure of assets relative to shareholders'equity -- is greater than that of 96.22% of US stocks.
  • Revenue growth over the past 12 months for SLM CORP comes in at -23.85%, a number that bests merely 7.65% of the US stocks we're tracking.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to SLM CORP are BKU, MCB, ULCC, MFIN, and DBRG.
  • Visit SLM's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

SLM Valuation Summary

  • SLM's price/earnings ratio is 5.1; this is 55.65% lower than that of the median Financial Services stock.
  • Over the past 243 months, SLM's price/earnings ratio has gone down 15.6.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for SLM.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
SLM 2022-12-02 2.6 2.2 5.1 4.2
SLM 2022-12-01 2.6 2.2 5.1 4.2
SLM 2022-11-30 2.6 2.2 5.2 4.3
SLM 2022-11-29 2.5 2.2 5.1 4.2
SLM 2022-11-28 2.5 2.1 5.0 4.1
SLM 2022-11-25 2.5 2.2 5.1 4.2

SLM Growth Metrics

    The 2 year revenue growth rate now stands at -12.89%.
  • The 5 year revenue growth rate now stands at 99.1%.
  • Its 3 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 27.97%.
Over the past 33 months, SLM's revenue has gone up $363,865,000.

The table below shows SLM's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2022-09-30 1,681.858 51.469 845.582
2022-06-30 1,657.832 132.91 844.615
2022-03-31 1,388.771 -32.486 643.308
2021-12-31 2,060.172 -49.522 1,155.777
2021-09-30 2,208.593 -68.642 1,281.655
2021-06-30 2,353.438 -300.457 1,378.951

SLM's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • SLM has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 67.55% of graded US stocks.
  • SLM's asset turnover comes in at 0.074 -- ranking 59th of 428 Banking stocks.
  • GDOT, FBC, and NNI are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with SLM.

The table below shows SLM's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-09-30 0.074 1 0.056
2021-06-30 0.078 1 0.060
2021-03-31 0.067 1 0.050
2020-12-31 0.056 1 0.038
2020-09-30 0.043 1 0.025
2020-06-30 0.041 1 0.023

SLM Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of SLM, see our SLM price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $23.52 Average Broker Recommendation 1.38 (Strong Buy)

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SLM Price/Volume Stats

Current price $16.69 52-week high $20.88
Prev. close $16.80 52-week low $13.72
Day low $16.61 Volume 1,127,300
Day high $16.91 Avg. volume 2,436,314
50-day MA $16.21 Dividend yield 2.62%
200-day MA $16.63 Market Cap 4.18B

SLM Corporation (SLM) Company Bio

SLM Corporation offers private education loans to students and their families. The company was founded in 1972 and is based in Newark, Delaware.

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Latest SLM News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about SLM CORP that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate SLM as an investment opportunity.

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SLM Corporation – Consensus Indicates Potential 8.5% Upside

SLM Corporation with ticker code (SLM) now have 13 analysts in total covering the stock. The consensus rating is ''Buy''. The target price ranges between 22 and 15 with a mean TP of 18.62. Given that the stocks previous close was at 17.16 this would indicate that there is a potential upside of 8.5%. The 50 day MA is 15.85 and the 200 moving average now moves to 16.75. The market cap for the company is $4,276m. Company Website: [stock_market_widget type="chart" template="basic" color="green" assets="SLM" range="6mo" interval="1d" axes="true" cursor="true" api="yf"] The potential market cap would be $4,640m based on the market concensus. SLM Corporation, through its subsidiaries, originates and services private education loans to students and their families to fi...

DirectorsTalk | November 27, 2022

SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM) Looks Like A Good Stock, And It's Going Ex-Dividend Soon

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Yahoo | November 26, 2022

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Yahoo | November 25, 2022

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SLM Price Returns

1-mo 0.75%
3-mo 8.57%
6-mo -7.30%
1-year -8.68%
3-year 104.60%
5-year 51.41%
YTD -13.00%
2021 60.54%
2020 40.89%
2019 8.60%
2018 -26.46%
2017 2.54%

SLM Dividends

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Continue Researching SLM

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