News stories about Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Fiserv earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 47.257036402144 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Shares of Fiserv (FISV) traded up $0.52 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $131.72. 561,320 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 795,069. Fiserv has a one year low of $104.36 and a one year high of $133.11. The stock has a market cap of $27,342.00, a P/E ratio of 26.94, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.25 and a beta of 0.82. 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 data on Tuesday, October 31st. The business services provider reported $1.27 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.30 by ($0.03). Fiserv had a net margin of 16.31% and a return on equity of 43.56%. The firm had revenue of $1.40 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.45 billion. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.14 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.4% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that Fiserv will post 5.08 EPS for the current year.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on FISV shares. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Fiserv from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $136.00 target price on shares of Fiserv in a research report on Friday, September 8th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $128.00 target price on shares of Fiserv in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Fiserv from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $130.00 target price on shares of Fiserv in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Ten research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $130.41.

In related news, insider Jeffery W. Yabuki sold 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $128.35, for a total transaction of $256,700.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 236,835 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $30,397,772.25. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Kim M. Robak sold 6,124 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, September 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $124.54, for a total transaction of $762,682.96. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 42,141 shares in the company, valued at $5,248,240.14. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 42,124 shares of company stock worth $5,316,303 over the last three months. 1.80% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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About Fiserv

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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