Fiserv (FISV) Earning Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Analysis Shows
Media stories about Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Fiserv earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.7865556545946 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- Heartland Payment Systems (HPY) versus Fiserv (FISV) Head to Head Survey (americanbankingnews.com)
- Investor’s Watch List: Viavi Solutions Inc., (NASDAQ: VIAV), Fiserv, Inc., (NASDAQ: FISV), Starwood Property Trust … – Stocks In The News (press release) (tradingnewsnow.com)
- Fiserv Recognized with Innovative Solutions Award from BankNews (finance.yahoo.com)
- Bursari selects Fiserv to deliver digital payment acceptance to schools (greensheet.com)
- Bursari Selects Fiserv to Enable Easy and Efficient Digital Payment Acceptance for Schools – Business Wire (press release) (businesswire.com)
A number of analysts recently issued reports on FISV shares. Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “hold” rating and set a $126.00 target price on shares of Fiserv in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. SunTrust Banks, Inc. restated a “hold” rating and set a $130.00 target price on shares of Fiserv in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Fiserv from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Barclays PLC restated an “equal weight” rating and set a $123.00 target price (up previously from $115.00) on shares of Fiserv in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada raised their target price on shares of Fiserv from $123.00 to $128.00 and gave the stock a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Ten research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $130.41.
Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) opened at $128.39 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $26,756.35, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.36, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.20 and a beta of 0.82. Fiserv has a 1-year low of $102.51 and a 1-year high of $130.20. The company has a quick ratio of 1.01, a current ratio of 1.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.14.
Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The business services provider reported $1.27 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.30 by ($0.03). The company had revenue of $1.40 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.45 billion. Fiserv had a net margin of 16.31% and a return on equity of 43.56%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $1.14 EPS. equities research analysts expect that Fiserv will post 5.08 earnings per share for the current year.
In other Fiserv news, insider Jeffery W. Yabuki sold 17,000 shares of Fiserv stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $122.02, for a total value of $2,074,340.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 269,151 shares in the company, valued at approximately $32,841,805.02. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Kim M. Robak sold 6,124 shares of Fiserv stock in a transaction on Monday, September 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $124.54, for a total transaction of $762,682.96. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 42,141 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,248,240.14. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 57,124 shares of company stock worth $7,133,943. 1.80% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
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Fiserv Company Profile
Fiserv, Inc is a provider of financial services technology. The Company provides account processing systems; electronic payments processing products and services, such as electronic bill payments, transaction processing, account-to-account transfers, and person-to-person payments; Internet and mobile banking systems, and related services, including document and payment card production and distribution, and lending and risk management products and services.
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