News stories about TSYS (NYSE:TSS) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. TSYS earned a news impact score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the credit services provider an impact score of 47.2544077754268 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- TSYS (TSS) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $907.09 Million (americanbankingnews.com)
- $0.99 EPS Expected for TSYS (TSS) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)
- TSYS (TSS) Rating Increased to Outperform at Evercore ISI (americanbankingnews.com)
- TSYS to Broadcast First-Quarter 2018 Results (finance.yahoo.com)
- 6 Reasons Why Total System (TSS) Holds Promise for Investors (finance.yahoo.com)
Shares of NYSE:TSS opened at $86.26 on Monday. TSYS has a 52-week low of $51.88 and a 52-week high of $90.74. The company has a market capitalization of $15,675.65, a P/E ratio of 26.79, a PEG ratio of 1.49 and a beta of 1.11. The company has a current ratio of 1.09, a quick ratio of 1.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.17.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 2nd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 22nd will be given a dividend of $0.13 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 21st. This represents a $0.52 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.60%. TSYS’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 16.15%.
A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on TSS shares. Goldman Sachs lowered TSYS from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, December 11th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded TSYS from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 14th. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $84.00 target price on shares of TSYS in a research report on Friday, December 15th. KeyCorp reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $85.00 target price on shares of TSYS in a research report on Friday, December 15th. Finally, Mizuho reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $80.00 target price on shares of TSYS in a research report on Monday, December 18th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating, sixteen have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. TSYS has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $83.00.
In other TSYS news, Director Richard W. Ussery sold 7,546 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, January 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $88.29, for a total transaction of $666,236.34. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, EVP Dorenda K. Weaver sold 2,686 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, January 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $87.81, for a total value of $235,857.66. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 49,367 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,334,916.27. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 692,200 shares of company stock worth $59,978,168 in the last ninety days. Insiders own 2.40% of the company’s stock.
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TSYS Company Profile
Total System Services, Inc provides payment processing, merchant, and related payment services to financial and nonfinancial institutions worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Merchant Solutions, Issuer Solutions, and Netspend. 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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