Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Fiserv (FISV) Share Price

News headlines about Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing 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 media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 47.2532074191727 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Fiserv (FISV) traded down $0.31 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $130.32. 410,300 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 862,593. Fiserv has a 1-year low of $104.51 and a 1-year high of $133.36. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.14, a current ratio of 1.01 and a quick ratio of 1.01. The firm has a market cap of $27,090.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.95, a PEG ratio of 2.24 and a beta of 0.82.

Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The business services provider reported $1.27 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.30 by ($0.03). Fiserv had a net margin of 16.31% and a return on equity of 43.56%. The business had revenue of $1.40 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.45 billion. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.14 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 1.4% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts expect that Fiserv will post 5.08 earnings per share for the current year.

Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Fiserv from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. SunTrust Banks reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $130.00 target price on shares of Fiserv in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $126.00 target price on shares of Fiserv in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Robert W. Baird reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $146.00 target price (up previously from $136.00) on shares of Fiserv in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $128.00 target price on shares of Fiserv in a research report on Sunday, October 8th. Ten equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $130.41.

In other Fiserv news, insider Jeffery W. Yabuki sold 17,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $131.18, for a total transaction of $2,230,060.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider Jeffery W. Yabuki sold 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $128.35, for a total transaction of $256,700.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 236,835 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $30,397,772.25. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 49,439 shares of company stock valued at $6,412,063 over the last ninety days. Company insiders own 1.80% of the company’s stock.

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About Fiserv

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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