Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) Director Joia M. Johnson bought 745 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, September 16th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $134.60 per share, with a total value of $100,277.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 1,251 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $168,384.60. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

NYSE TSS traded down $0.92 on Monday, hitting $134.56. 1,389,538 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,491,612. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $131.96 and a 200-day moving average of $115.39. The company has a current ratio of 2.47, a quick ratio of 2.47 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.69. Total System Services, Inc. has a 52 week low of $75.58 and a 52 week high of $142.30. The stock has a market cap of $23.98 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.59, a P/E/G ratio of 2.41 and a beta of 0.86.

Total System Services (NYSE:TSS) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, July 31st. The credit services provider reported $1.27 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.21 by $0.06. Total System Services had a return on equity of 32.26% and a net margin of 15.03%. The firm had revenue of $1.04 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.01 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $1.11 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 2.8% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, analysts predict that Total System Services, Inc. will post 4.64 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 27th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 13th will be paid a $0.13 dividend. This represents a $0.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.39%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 12th. Total System Services’s payout ratio is 12.21%.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its stake in shares of Total System Services by 2.9% in the 4th quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,016,145 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $82,601,000 after acquiring an additional 28,439 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC lifted its stake in shares of Total System Services by 4.7% in the 1st quarter. FMR LLC now owns 4,342,960 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $412,624,000 after acquiring an additional 195,217 shares during the last quarter. AlphaCrest Capital Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of Total System Services by 315.8% in the 1st quarter. AlphaCrest Capital Management LLC now owns 25,158 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $2,390,000 after acquiring an additional 19,108 shares during the last quarter. Water Island Capital LLC bought a new position in shares of Total System Services in the 2nd quarter valued at $5,084,000. Finally, Stephens Inc. AR lifted its stake in shares of Total System Services by 53.2% in the 1st quarter. Stephens Inc. AR now owns 6,542 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $622,000 after acquiring an additional 2,272 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 78.32% of the company’s stock.

Several equities research analysts have weighed in on TSS shares. Barclays upped their target price on Total System Services from $146.00 to $158.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday, August 5th. Cowen cut Total System Services from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 29th. Robert W. Baird set a $148.00 target price on Total System Services and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, July 19th. BMO Capital Markets upped their target price on Total System Services to $121.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 30th. Finally, Guggenheim cut Total System Services from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 30th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company. Total System Services currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $116.18.

About Total System Services

Total System Services, Inc provides payment processing, merchant, and related payment services to financial and nonfinancial institutions worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Issuer Solutions, Merchant Solutions, and Consumer Solutions. It offers general purpose reloadable prepaid and payroll cards, demand deposit accounts, and other financial service solutions to the underbanked and other consumers and businesses.

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