Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Total System Services (TSS) Stock Price

Media coverage about Total System Services (NYSE:TSS) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Total System Services earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the credit services provider an impact score of 45.9013328988583 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Several research firms have recently weighed in on TSS. Cowen reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $67.00 target price on shares of Total System Services in a report on Thursday, September 7th. Wells Fargo & Company lifted their target price on shares of Total System Services from $70.00 to $72.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 27th. Bank of America began coverage on shares of Total System Services in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. They set an “underperform” rating and a $64.00 target price for the company. Jefferies Group lifted their target price on shares of Total System Services from $59.00 to $73.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets lifted their target price on shares of Total System Services from $70.00 to $77.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating, seventeen have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Total System Services has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $69.36.

Total System Services (NYSE:TSS) traded up $1.12 during trading on Thursday, reaching $75.93. 1,658,347 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,264,008. Total System Services has a 1 year low of $48.17 and a 1 year high of $76.56. The firm has a market cap of $13,850.00, a PE ratio of 23.57, a P/E/G ratio of 1.82 and a beta of 1.10. The company has a quick ratio of 1.03, a current ratio of 1.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.02.

Total System Services (NYSE:TSS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The credit services provider reported $0.88 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.81 by $0.07. Total System Services had a net margin of 8.73% and a return on equity of 26.25%. The firm had revenue of $852.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $842.30 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.71 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.0% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts predict that Total System Services will post 3.2 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Total System Services news, EVP Patricia A. Watson sold 23,608 shares of Total System Services stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $74.01, for a total transaction of $1,747,228.08. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 21,112 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,562,499.12. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. 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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