Headlines about Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog 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 coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.3413183391561 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:
- Press Release FinLocker Leverages Aggregation Technology from Fiserv to Enhance Analytics Solution for Mortgage … – National Mortgage News (nationalmortgagenews.com)
- Fiserv President of Investment Services Cheryl Nash Named 2017 InvestmentNews Woman to Watch (finance.yahoo.com)
- Fiserv Partners with Financial Institutions to Provide End-to-End Debit and Card Solutions (finance.yahoo.com)
- FinLocker Leverages Aggregation Technology from Fiserv to Enhance Analytics Solution for Mortgage Industry (prweb.com)
- Danaher Corporation (DHR) Shares Sold by Sei Investments Co (nismagazine.com)
Shares of Fiserv (NASDAQ FISV) traded down $1.36 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $130.88. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 775,100 shares, compared to its average volume of 868,456. The company has a market cap of $27,558.74, a P/E ratio of 27.15, a P/E/G ratio of 2.26 and a beta of 0.82. The company has a current ratio of 1.01, a quick ratio of 1.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.14. Fiserv has a 52 week low of $102.60 and a 52 week high of $133.11.
Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 31st. The business services provider reported $1.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates 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 the consensus estimate of $1.45 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.14 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.4% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts expect that Fiserv will post 5.08 earnings per share for the current year.
Several brokerages have recently weighed in on FISV. BidaskClub lowered shares of Fiserv from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “sector perform” rating and issued a $128.00 price objective (up previously from $123.00) on shares of Fiserv in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. Robert W. Baird reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $146.00 price target (up previously from $136.00) on shares of Fiserv in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. SunTrust Banks reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $130.00 price target on shares of Fiserv in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Cowen reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $115.00 target price on shares of Fiserv in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Ten equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $130.41.
In other Fiserv news, Director Kim M. Robak sold 6,124 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, September 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $124.54, for a total transaction of $762,682.96. Following the transaction, the director now owns 42,141 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,248,240.14. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Jeffery W. Yabuki sold 17,000 shares of Fiserv stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $125.54, for a total value of $2,134,180.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 330,835 shares in the company, valued at approximately $41,533,025.90. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 42,124 shares of company stock valued at $5,316,303. 1.80% of the stock is owned by corporate 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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