News stories about Total System Services (NYSE:TSS) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Total System Services earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the credit services provider an impact score of 47.2136945309147 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Insider Trade: Dorenda Weaver Unloaded 24160 Shares of Total System Services, Inc. (TSS); Caxton Associates LP … – Teletechwire (press release) (teletechwire.com)
- GPN or TSS: Which is the Better Payments Processing Stock? (finance.yahoo.com)
- $0.99 Earnings Per Share Expected for Total System Services, Inc. (TSS) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)
- Investor’s Roundup (Volatility Analysis) – Total System Services Inc (NYSE: TSS) – Stocks Pen (stockspen.com)
- Investors watching summary on Total System Services, Inc. (TSS) – Wall Street Morning (wallstreetmorning.com)
A number of research analysts recently issued reports on TSS shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Total System Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $88.00 price objective for the company. in a report on Friday, January 5th. Credit Suisse Group reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $87.00 price objective (up previously from $73.00) on shares of Total System Services in a report on Wednesday, January 17th. Nomura raised their price objective on shares of Total System Services from $87.00 to $95.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. Morgan Stanley raised their price objective on shares of Total System Services from $84.00 to $89.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $91.00 price objective on shares of Total System Services in a report on Friday, December 22nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating, seventeen have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $82.08.
Total System Services (NYSE:TSS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 23rd. The credit services provider reported $0.82 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $870.61 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $848.20 million. Total System Services had a net margin of 11.90% and a return on equity of 26.50%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 10.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.71 EPS. equities analysts expect that Total System Services will post 3.96 EPS for the current year.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 2nd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 22nd will be given a dividend of $0.13 per share. This represents a $0.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.58%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 21st. Total System Services’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 21.40%.
In other news, Director Richard W. Ussery sold 7,546 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, January 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $88.29, for a total transaction of $666,236.34. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, EVP Patricia A. Watson sold 2,274 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $83.35, for a total transaction of $189,537.90. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 27,253 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,271,537.55. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 692,200 shares of company stock valued at $59,978,168. Insiders own 2.60% of the company’s stock.
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Total System Services Company Profile
Total System Services, Inc (TSYS) is a payment solutions provider that provides payment processing services, merchant services and related payment services to financial and non-financial institutions. The Company’s segments include North America Services, Merchant Services, NetSpend and International Services.
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