SLM (SLM) declares a dividend of $0.11
SLM declared on January 24, 2023 that its board of directors had declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.11 per share ($0.44 annualized). Shareholders of record as of March 2, 2023 will receive payment on March 15, 2023. Previously, the company paid $0.11 per share.
At the current share price of $16.97/share, the dividend yield of the stock is 2.59%. Looking back five years and taking a sample each week, the average dividend yield was 1.51%, the low 0.59% and the high 3.16%. The standard deviation of returns is 0.71 (n=190).
The current dividend yield is 1.53 standard deviations above the historical average.
Additionally, the company’s dividend payout ratio is 0.13. The payout ratio tells us how much of a company’s income is paid out as dividends. A payout ratio of one (1.0) means that 100% of the company’s income is paid out as dividends. A payout ratio above one means the company is dipping into its savings to maintain its dividend, which is not a healthy situation. Companies with little growth prospects should pay most of their income in the form of dividends, which generally means a payout ratio between 0.5 and 1.0. Companies with good growth prospects should retain part of their profits in order to invest in these growth prospects, which translates into a payout ratio of zero to 0.5.
The company’s 3-year dividend growth rate is 2.67%, demonstrating that it has increased its dividend over time.
Analyst price forecast suggests 15.20% upside
As of January 31, 2023, the one-year average price target for SLM is $19.55. The forecast ranges from a low of $15.15 to a high of $23.10. The average price target represents a 15.20% increase from its last reported closing price of $16.97.
SLM’s projected annual revenue is $1,468 million, down 12.72%. Projected annual EPS is $2.64, down 16.01%.
There are 829 funds or institutions reporting positions in SLM. This is a decline of four owners or 0.48% in the last quarter.
Average portfolio weight of all funds dedicated to SLM is 0.2541%, an increase of 6.7793%. The total number of shares held by institutions has decreased by 4.69% over the past three months to 292,084,000 shares.
What are the big shareholders doing?
Impactive Capital holds 22,593,389 shares representing 9.03% of the company’s capital. In its previous filing, the company said it held 20,512,599 shares, representing a raise of 9.21%. The company increased its portfolio allocation in SLM of 11.60% over the last quarter.
Massachusetts Financial Services holds 18,862,528 shares representing 7.54% ownership of the company. In its previous filing, the company said it held 20,007,968 shares, representing a decrease of 6.07%. The company decreases its portfolio allocation in SLM of 10.27% over the last quarter.
Ubs Asset Management Americas holds 14,797,472 shares representing 5.91% of the company’s capital. In its previous filing, the company said it held 15,092,528 shares, representing a decrease of 1.99%. The company decreases its portfolio allocation in SLM of 7.83% over the last quarter.
Boston Partners holds 12,050,421 shares representing 4.82% ownership of the company. In its previous filing, the company said it held 15,296,464 shares, representing a decrease of 26.94%. The company decreases its portfolio allocation in SLM of 26.29% over the last quarter.
MVCAX – MFS Mid Cap Value Fund A holds 8,321,337 shares representing 3.33% ownership of the company. In its previous filing, the company said it held 8,372,179 shares, representing a decrease by 0.61%. The company decreases its SLM portfolio allocation of 7.45% over the last quarter.
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