Media headlines about Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Fiserv earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.2419690388776 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Comparing Fiserv $FISV and Its Competitors https://t.co/nDALnNMGI9 (4-traders.com)
- Fiserv, Inc. $FISV Stake Lessened by Shelton Capital Management https://t.co/x3UTha30o2 (4-traders.com)
- Fiserv (FISV) vs. Its Peers Head to Head Survey (americanbankingnews.com)
- Fiserv (FISV) & The Competition Head to Head Review (americanbankingnews.com)
- Fiserv Reaches Analyst Target Price (nasdaq.com)
Shares of Fiserv (NASDAQ FISV) traded down 1.11% on Friday, reaching $127.48. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,333,197 shares. Fiserv has a one year low of $92.81 and a one year high of $129.81. The firm has a market capitalization of $26.83 billion, a PE ratio of 31.21 and a beta of 0.82. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $124.72 and a 200 day moving average price of $122.39.
Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 1st. The business services provider reported $1.19 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.23 by ($0.04). Fiserv had a return on equity of 41.79% and a net margin of 16.04%. The firm had revenue of $1.39 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.42 billion. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.08 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.7% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts anticipate that Fiserv will post $5.10 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on FISV shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered Fiserv from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “sector perform” rating and issued a $128.00 price objective (up from $123.00) on shares of Fiserv in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. Credit Suisse Group lifted their price objective on Fiserv from $123.00 to $126.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Guggenheim upgraded Fiserv from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their price objective for the stock from $131.00 to $136.00 in a research report on Monday, July 17th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $134.00 price objective (up from $128.00) on shares of Fiserv in a research report on Wednesday, June 14th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $127.05.
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In other Fiserv news, insider Jeffery W. Yabuki sold 17,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $125.54, for a total transaction of $2,134,180.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 330,835 shares in the company, valued at $41,533,025.90. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Kim M. Robak sold 6,124 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, September 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $124.54, for a total value of $762,682.96. Following the sale, the director now owns 42,141 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,248,240.14. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 57,124 shares of company stock valued at $7,113,543. 1.80% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
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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