Press coverage about Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) has trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. 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 media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.437266045637 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Fiserv (FISV) Downgraded by ValuEngine (americanbankingnews.com)
- Fiserv Inc (FISV) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- Fiserv, Inc. (FISV) Stock Quick Profitability Analysis – Investing News Update (investingbizz.com)
- VO, FISV, ROP, APH: ETF Inflow Alert – Nasdaq.com – Nasdaq (nasdaq.com)
- Notable Trending Stocks: Eversource Energy, (NYSE: ES), Fiserv, Inc., (NASDAQ: FISV); – TNN (tradingnewsnow.com)
Shares of Fiserv stock traded down $1.20 on Monday, hitting $147.24. 738,549 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,230,461. Fiserv has a 52 week low of $113.29 and a 52 week high of $148.91. The firm has a market capitalization of $30,668.88, a P/E ratio of 25.39, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.07 and a beta of 0.83. The company has a current ratio of 1.02, a quick ratio of 1.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.79.
Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 7th. The business services provider reported $0.70 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.69 by $0.01. Fiserv had a net margin of 21.88% and a return on equity of 44.58%. The company had revenue of $1.52 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.51 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.58 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.9% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts expect that Fiserv will post 6.23 EPS for the current fiscal year.
A number of analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. BMO Capital Markets lifted their price objective on shares of Fiserv from $66.50 to $76.00 and gave the company an “average” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 8th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Fiserv from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. Stephens reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $73.00 price objective on shares of Fiserv in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Guggenheim reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $80.00 price objective on shares of Fiserv in a research note on Monday, January 29th. Finally, Argus set a $74.00 price objective on shares of Fiserv and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, January 12th. Ten investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $70.37.
In related news, Director Denis Oleary sold 12,160 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $142.64, for a total value of $1,734,502.40. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider Jeffery W. Yabuki sold 17,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $131.18, for a total transaction of $2,230,060.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 63,160 shares of company stock valued at $8,727,282. Corporate insiders own 1.80% of the company’s stock.
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Fiserv Company Profile
Fiserv, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides financial services technology worldwide. The company's Payments and Industry Products segment provides electronic bill payment and presentment services; mobile banking software and services; account-to-account transfers; person-to-person payment services; debit and credit card processing and services; payments infrastructure services; and other electronic payments software and services.
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