Press coverage about Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Fiserv earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 48.2932311350224 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 stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Fiserv Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (FISV) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Euronet Worldwide (EEFT) vs. Fiserv (FISV) Financial Comparison (americanbankingnews.com)
- Fiserv Inc. (FISV) Is Losing Ground After Q3 Profit Disappoints – Nasdaq (nasdaq.com)
- Fiserv, Inc. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:FISV) : November 3, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Dime Community Bank signs with Fiserv (finextra.com)
Shares of Fiserv (FISV) opened at $127.03 on Monday. The firm has a market capitalization of $26,472.97, a P/E ratio of 26.08, a PEG ratio of 2.17 and a beta of 0.82. Fiserv has a 1 year low of $97.06 and a 1 year high of $130.20. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.14, a current ratio of 1.01 and a quick ratio of 1.01.
Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 31st. The business services provider reported $1.27 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.30 by ($0.03). The business had revenue of $1.40 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.45 billion. Fiserv had a return on equity of 43.56% and a net margin of 16.31%. Fiserv’s quarterly revenue was up 1.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $1.14 earnings per share. equities research analysts anticipate that Fiserv will post 5.09 earnings per share for the current year.
Several equities analysts have recently commented on the company. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $130.00 price objective on shares of Fiserv in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Fiserv from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “sector perform” rating and set a $128.00 price target (up from $123.00) on shares of Fiserv in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “hold” rating and set a $126.00 price target on shares of Fiserv in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Fiserv from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Ten investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. Fiserv has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $128.45.
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In other news, Director Kim M. Robak sold 6,124 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred 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 completion of the transaction, the director now owns 42,141 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,248,240.14. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider Jeffery W. Yabuki sold 17,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $125.54, for a total value of $2,134,180.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 330,835 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $41,533,025.90. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 57,124 shares of company stock worth $7,133,943. Corporate insiders own 1.80% of the company’s stock.
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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