Caxton Associates LP purchased a new stake in Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV) during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm purchased 5,200 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $671,000.
Several other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Fiserv by 2.5% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 21,301,552 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $2,606,032,000 after acquiring an additional 518,262 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. raised its position in shares of Fiserv by 3.7% in the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 14,873,800 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $1,819,663,000 after acquiring an additional 528,274 shares during the period. FMR LLC raised its position in shares of Fiserv by 0.7% in the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 6,907,966 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $845,121,000 after acquiring an additional 47,797 shares during the period. Longview Partners Guernsey LTD raised its holdings in Fiserv by 23.3% during the 3rd quarter. Longview Partners Guernsey LTD now owns 5,391,519 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $695,290,000 after buying an additional 1,020,121 shares during the period. Finally, Alliancebernstein L.P. raised its holdings in Fiserv by 7.0% during the 2nd quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 3,527,505 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $431,555,000 after buying an additional 232,005 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 88.62% of the company’s stock.
In other news, insider Jeffery W. Yabuki sold 17,000 shares of Fiserv 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 sale, the insider now directly owns 330,835 shares in the company, valued at $41,533,025.90. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Kim M. Robak sold 6,124 shares of Fiserv stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $124.54, for a total transaction of $762,682.96. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 42,141 shares in the company, valued at $5,248,240.14. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 42,124 shares of company stock worth $5,316,303 over the last quarter. 1.80% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 31st. The business services provider reported $1.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ 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 quarter last year, the business earned $1.14 earnings per share. Fiserv’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.4% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts predict that Fiserv, Inc. will post 5.08 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Several analysts have commented on the stock. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Fiserv from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating and set a $136.00 target price on shares of Fiserv in a report on Friday, September 8th. SunTrust Banks restated a “hold” rating and set a $130.00 target price on shares of Fiserv in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “hold” rating and set a $128.00 target price on shares of Fiserv in a report on Sunday, October 8th. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “hold” rating and set a $126.00 target price on shares of Fiserv in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Ten equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $130.41.
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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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