News coverage about Total System Services (NYSE:TSS) has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative news 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Total System Services earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the credit services provider an impact score of 46.1860030581343 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- Is The Stock More Volatile Than The Market? – Total System Services, Inc., (NYSE: TSS) – Stock Watch (stocksnewstimes.com)
- Zacks: Brokerages Expect Total System Services, Inc. (TSS) Will Post Earnings of $0.99 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
- Total System Services, Inc. (TSS) EVP Patricia A. Watson Sells 2,274 Shares (americanbankingnews.com)
- Stocks which investors can’t afford to let alone: Total System Services, Inc. (TSS), The Michaels Companies, Inc. (MIK) – Market Movers (financialqz.com)
- Hot Stock’s Trend Recap – Total System Services Inc (NYSE: TSS) – Alpha Beta Stock (alphabetastock.com)
A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on TSS shares. BMO Capital Markets increased their price target 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. Robert W. Baird increased their price target on shares of Total System Services from $76.00 to $78.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Total System Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $86.00 price target for the company in a report on Friday, December 15th. Goldman Sachs Group downgraded shares of Total System Services from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, December 11th. Finally, Morgan Stanley increased their price target on shares of Total System Services from $63.00 to $69.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Monday, October 23rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating, sixteen have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $82.08.
Total System Services (NYSE:TSS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 23rd. The credit services provider reported $0.82 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.03. Total System Services had a net margin of 11.90% and a return on equity of 26.21%. The company had revenue of $870.61 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $848.20 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.71 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.8% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts predict that Total System Services will post 3.96 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In other Total System Services news, Director Richard W. Ussery sold 7,546 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, January 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $88.29, for a total transaction of $666,236.34. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, EVP Dorenda K. Weaver sold 2,686 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, January 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $87.81, for a total transaction of $235,857.66. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 49,367 shares in the company, valued at $4,334,916.27. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 107,150 shares of company stock worth $9,082,385 over the last ninety days. 2.60% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
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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