First Data Corp. (NYSE:FDC)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by research analysts at Jefferies Group in a research report issued on Thursday.

The analysts wrote, “Analysts Are Bullish on These Materials Stocks: FDC, FCX | Analyst Ratings

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A number of other equities analysts have also weighed in on the company. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of First Data Corp. in a research note on Monday. Barclays PLC restated a “buy” rating and issued a $17.00 price target on shares of First Data Corp. in a research note on Tuesday, November 8th. Mizuho lifted their price target on First Data Corp. from $16.00 to $17.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 8th. BTIG Research restated a “buy” rating and issued a $15.00 price target on shares of First Data Corp. in a research note on Monday, November 7th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded First Data Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 19th. Nine investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fifteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. First Data Corp. currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $15.85.

Analyst Recommendations for First Data Corp. (NYSE:FDC)

Shares of First Data Corp. (NYSE:FDC) opened at 15.15 on Thursday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $13.74 and its 200-day moving average price is $12.73. The stock’s market capitalization is $13.80 billion. First Data Corp. has a 12 month low of $8.37 and a 12 month high of $17.45.

First Data Corp. (NYSE:FDC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, November 7th. The company reported $0.34 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.34. The company had revenue of $2 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.83 billion. The company’s quarterly revenue was up .5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts forecast that First Data Corp. will post $1.30 EPS for the current year.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Victory Capital Management Inc. acquired a new position in First Data Corp. during the second quarter worth approximately $105,000. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado boosted its position in First Data Corp. by 74.0% in the second quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado now owns 10,044 shares of the company’s stock worth $111,000 after buying an additional 4,271 shares in the last quarter. Moors & Cabot Inc. acquired a new position in First Data Corp. during the second quarter worth approximately $115,000. Acrospire Investment Management LLC boosted its position in First Data Corp. by 2,600.0% in the second quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 10,800 shares of the company’s stock worth $120,000 after buying an additional 10,400 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Usca Ria LLC acquired a new position in First Data Corp. during the second quarter worth approximately $144,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 34.12% of the company’s stock.

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