Total System Services Inc. (NYSE:TSS) insider William A. Pruett sold 57,905 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.34, for a total transaction of $2,857,032.70. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

Shares of Total System Services Inc. (NYSE:TSS) opened at 49.83 on Friday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $48.26 and a 200 day moving average of $50.68. The company has a market cap of $9.16 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.10 and a beta of 1.06. Total System Services Inc. has a 1-year low of $37.47 and a 1-year high of $56.69.

Total System Services (NYSE:TSS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 25th. The company reported $0.71 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.71. Total System Services had a return on equity of 23.57% and a net margin of 9.67%. The company earned $1.15 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.16 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.78 earnings per share. Total System Services’s revenue was up 62.0% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts predict that Total System Services Inc. will post $2.81 EPS for the current year.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Total System Services (NYSE:TSS)

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Mizuho Asset Management Co. Ltd. raised its position in shares of Total System Services by 40.0% in the second quarter. Mizuho Asset Management Co. Ltd. now owns 2,039 shares of the company’s stock valued at $108,000 after buying an additional 583 shares during the last quarter. Kanaly Trust Co raised its position in shares of Total System Services by 66.7% in the second quarter. Kanaly Trust Co now owns 2,400 shares of the company’s stock valued at $127,000 after buying an additional 960 shares during the last quarter. FineMark National Bank & Trust raised its position in shares of Total System Services by 5.3% in the third quarter. FineMark National Bank & Trust now owns 2,988 shares of the company’s stock valued at $141,000 after buying an additional 150 shares during the last quarter. CWM LLC acquired a new position in shares of Total System Services during the second quarter valued at approximately $159,000. Finally, Tower Research Capital LLC TRC raised its position in shares of Total System Services by 61.2% in the third quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 3,017 shares of the company’s stock valued at $142,000 after buying an additional 1,145 shares during the last quarter. 71.64% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Credit Suisse Group AG set a $58.00 price target on shares of Total System Services and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 27th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Total System Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, July 29th. Morgan Stanley reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $54.00 price objective on shares of Total System Services in a report on Thursday, July 28th. Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $55.00 price objective (up previously from $50.00) on shares of Total System Services in a report on Thursday, July 28th. Finally, First Analysis upgraded shares of Total System Services from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $62.00 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, July 28th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $53.73.

Total System Services Company Profile

Total System Services, Inc (TSYS) is a payment solutions provider that provides services to financial and nonfinancial institutions. The Company’s segments include North America Services, Merchant Services, NetSpend and International Services. The Company also provides processing services, acquiring solutions, related systems and integrated support services to merchant acquirers and merchants.

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