FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) SVP Rachel Rebecca Stern sold 1,065 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $158.79, for a total value of $169,111.35. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 978 shares in the company, valued at $155,296.62. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) remained flat at $156.17 during midday trading on Wednesday. 493,219 shares of the company were exchanged. The stock has a market capitalization of $6.25 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.07 and a beta of 0.78. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $171.68 and a 200 day moving average price of $162.81. FactSet Research Systems Inc. has a 1-year low of $135.95 and a 1-year high of $183.17.

FactSet Research Systems (NYSE:FDS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, September 27th. The company reported $1.69 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.70 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $287.30 million for the quarter. FactSet Research Systems had a return on equity of 48.65% and a net margin of 30.06%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 9.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.48 EPS. Equities research analysts predict that FactSet Research Systems Inc. will post $7.04 earnings per share for the current year.

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The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, September 20th. Investors of record on Wednesday, August 31st were given a dividend of $0.50 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, August 29th. This represents a $2.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.28%. FactSet Research Systems’s dividend payout ratio is 24.30%.

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. raised its stake in FactSet Research Systems by 18.1% in the first quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 530,768 shares of the company’s stock valued at $80,428,000 after buying an additional 81,368 shares in the last quarter. Tiverton Asset Management LLC raised its stake in shares of FactSet Research Systems by 11.3% in the first quarter. Tiverton Asset Management LLC now owns 127,985 shares of the company’s stock worth $19,393,000 after buying an additional 12,985 shares in the last quarter. UBS Group AG raised its stake in shares of FactSet Research Systems by 18.6% in the first quarter. UBS Group AG now owns 42,963 shares of the company’s stock worth $6,510,000 after buying an additional 6,737 shares in the last quarter. Rafferty Asset Management LLC raised its stake in shares of FactSet Research Systems by 48.4% in the first quarter. Rafferty Asset Management LLC now owns 5,518 shares of the company’s stock worth $836,000 after buying an additional 1,800 shares in the last quarter. Finally, State Street Corp raised its stake in shares of FactSet Research Systems by 0.6% in the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,069,984 shares of the company’s stock worth $162,130,000 after buying an additional 6,153 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 94.38% of the company’s stock.

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on FDS shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded FactSet Research Systems from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 6th. Bank of America Corp. set a $185.00 price target on FactSet Research Systems and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 15th. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $161.00 price target on shares of FactSet Research Systems in a research report on Thursday, June 30th. Raymond James Financial Inc. downgraded FactSet Research Systems from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 27th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group AG started coverage on FactSet Research Systems in a research report on Monday, July 11th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $182.00 price target on the stock. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $169.67.

FactSet Research Systems Company Profile

FactSet Research Systems Inc (FactSet) is a provider of integrated financial information and analytical applications to the global investment community. The Company operates through three segments based on geographic business activities: the U.S., Europe and Asia Pacific. Sales, consulting, data collection, product development and software engineering are the primary functional groups within the U.S., Europe and Asia Pacific segments that provide global financial and economic information to investment managers, investment banks and other financial services professionals.

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