News headlines about First Data (NYSE:FDC) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern 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 negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. First Data earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the business services provider an impact score of 47.7289161680229 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:
- First Data Teams Up With RBL Bank to Expand Business in India (finance.yahoo.com)
- First Data Signs Deal with RBL Bank to Provide Card Processing Services (finance.yahoo.com)
- $0.26 Earnings Per Share Expected for First Data Corp (FDC) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)
- Why First Data Corporation Shares Dropped 12% in February (finance.yahoo.com)
FDC has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $17.00 target price on shares of First Data in a report on Monday, February 12th. BMO Capital Markets raised their target price on shares of First Data from $21.50 to $22.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 13th. SunTrust Banks cut their target price on shares of First Data to $19.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, December 6th. Bank of America raised shares of First Data from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, January 18th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of First Data from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. First Data currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $20.28.
First Data (NYSE:FDC) last released its earnings results on Monday, February 12th. The business services provider reported $0.44 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.44. First Data had a return on equity of 24.96% and a net margin of 12.16%. The business had revenue of $3.15 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.11 billion. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.39 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.0% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that First Data will post 1.2 EPS for the current fiscal year.
First Data Company Profile
First Data Corporation is a provider of commerce-enabling technology and solutions for merchants, financial institutions and card issuers. The Company’s segments are Global Business Solutions (GBS), Global Financial Solutions (GFS), Network & Security Solutions (NSS), and Corporate. The GBS segment provides businesses of all sizes and types with a range of solutions at the point of sale, including merchant acquiring, e-commerce, mobile commerce, point-of-sale, and other business solutions.
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