Ally is selling a unit to rival Synchrony. Analysts say it’s a win-win.

Ally is selling a unit to rival Synchrony. Analysts say it’s a win-win.

  Investors drove up the stock prices of both companies after Ally Financial said it’s selling its point-of-sale lending business to Synchrony Financial. The deal is expected to help Ally focus on its bread-and-butter auto lending business, while also aiding Synchrony’s efforts to gain market share.