Zacks Investment Research Lowers Fair Isaac (FICO) to Sell
Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Fair Isaac (NYSE:FICO) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report released on Tuesday.
According to Zacks, “Fair Isaac Corporation makes decisions smarter. The company’s solutions and technologies for Enterprise Decision Management give businesses the power to automate more processes, and apply more intelligence to every customer interaction. Through increasing the precision, consistency and agility of their decisions, Fair Isaac clients worldwide increase sales, build customer value, cut fraud losses, manage credit risk, reduce operational costs, meet changing compliance demands and enter new markets more profitably. Fair Isaac powers hundreds of billions of decisions each year in financial services, insurance, telecommunications, retail, consumer branded goods, healthcare and the public sector. “
A number of other analysts have also commented on the stock. Wells Fargo & Co boosted their price target on shares of Fair Isaac from $200.00 to $250.00 and gave the company an outperform rating in a research note on Friday, July 27th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Fair Isaac from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note on Thursday, August 2nd. Finally, Barclays boosted their price target on shares of Fair Isaac from $190.00 to $200.00 and gave the company an equal weight rating in a research note on Thursday, July 12th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. Fair Isaac has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $208.50.
Fair Isaac (NYSE:FICO) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 1st. The technology company reported $1.89 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $2.02 by ($0.13). The company had revenue of $279.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $272.70 million. Fair Isaac had a net margin of 13.79% and a return on equity of 45.11%. The business’s revenue was up 10.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.65 EPS. On average, analysts anticipate that Fair Isaac will post 4.89 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In other news, Director David A. Rey sold 7,374 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $215.38, for a total value of $1,588,212.12. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider James M. Wehmann sold 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $235.63, for a total transaction of $4,712,600.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 109,726 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $25,854,737.38. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 115,868 shares of company stock valued at $25,252,220 in the last 90 days. 5.60% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Wedge Capital Management L L P NC grew its stake in shares of Fair Isaac by 8.8% in the 2nd quarter. Wedge Capital Management L L P NC now owns 3,113 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $602,000 after acquiring an additional 251 shares in the last quarter. Dupont Capital Management Corp grew its stake in shares of Fair Isaac by 1.4% in the 2nd quarter. Dupont Capital Management Corp now owns 18,496 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $3,576,000 after acquiring an additional 261 shares in the last quarter. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. grew its stake in shares of Fair Isaac by 8.4% in the 2nd quarter. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. now owns 3,804 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $735,000 after acquiring an additional 294 shares in the last quarter. Arizona State Retirement System grew its stake in shares of Fair Isaac by 1.6% in the 2nd quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 20,717 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $4,005,000 after acquiring an additional 334 shares in the last quarter. Finally, CIBC World Markets Inc. grew its stake in shares of Fair Isaac by 12.7% in the 3rd quarter. CIBC World Markets Inc. now owns 4,681 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $1,070,000 after acquiring an additional 526 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 84.39% of the company’s stock.
About Fair Isaac
Fair Isaac Corporation develops analytic, software, and data management products and services that enable businesses to automate, enhance, and connect decisions. The company offers analytical solutions, credit scoring, and credit account management products and services to banks, credit reporting agencies, credit card processing agencies, insurers, retailers, healthcare organizations, and public agencies.
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