Equities research analysts expect that Fair Isaac Co. (NYSE:FICO) will announce sales of $235.95 million for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have made estimates for Fair Isaac’s earnings. The lowest sales estimate is $235.20 million and the highest is $236.69 million. Fair Isaac reported sales of $219.60 million during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 7.4%. The company is scheduled to report its next earnings report on Tuesday, January 30th.

On average, analysts expect that Fair Isaac will report full-year sales of $235.95 million for the current year, with estimates ranging from $990.00 million to $997.30 million. For the next year, analysts forecast that the firm will report sales of $1.06 billion per share, with estimates ranging from $1.05 billion to $1.06 billion. Zacks’ sales calculations are a mean average based on a survey of analysts that cover Fair Isaac.

Fair Isaac (NYSE:FICO) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The technology company reported $1.65 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.17 by $0.48. Fair Isaac had a return on equity of 30.03% and a net margin of 13.76%. The business had revenue of $253.21 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $249.11 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.28 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.4% on a year-over-year basis.

A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on FICO shares. BidaskClub upgraded Fair Isaac from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Fair Isaac from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $164.00 price target for the company in a report on Monday, October 16th. Finally, Barclays increased their price target on Fair Isaac from $135.00 to $140.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a report on Thursday, November 2nd.

In related news, Director A George Battle sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $150.46, for a total transaction of $752,300.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 21,259 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,198,629.14. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Joanna Rees bought 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 9th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $152.00 per share, with a total value of $456,000.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 4,989 shares in the company, valued at $758,328. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Corporate insiders own 5.60% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC purchased a new position in Fair Isaac during the 2nd quarter valued at about $138,000. Acrospire Investment Management LLC purchased a new position in Fair Isaac during the 2nd quarter valued at about $139,000. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank boosted its holdings in Fair Isaac by 15.0% during the 2nd quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 1,233 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $172,000 after acquiring an additional 161 shares during the period. Advisory Services Network LLC boosted its holdings in Fair Isaac by 17.9% during the 2nd quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 1,297 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $181,000 after acquiring an additional 197 shares during the period. Finally, GSA Capital Partners LLP purchased a new position in Fair Isaac during the 2nd quarter valued at about $208,000. Institutional investors own 88.20% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Fair Isaac (NYSE FICO) traded up $1.75 on Friday, hitting $155.18. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 131,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 145,433. Fair Isaac has a twelve month low of $119.54 and a twelve month high of $159.92. The firm has a market cap of $4,601.40, a P/E ratio of 39.09, a PEG ratio of 4.16 and a beta of 1.26. The company has a quick ratio of 0.95, a current ratio of 0.95 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.09.

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Fair Isaac Company Profile

Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) is a provider of analytic, software and data management products and services that enable businesses to automate and connect decisions. The Company operates through three segments: Applications, Scores and Decision Management Software. The Applications segment includes pre-configured decision management applications designed for a specific type of business problem or process, such as marketing, account origination, customer management, fraud, collections and insurance claims management.

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