Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Fiserv (FISV) Share Price

News articles about Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Fiserv earned a news impact score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.2559410436734 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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A number of brokerages have recently commented on FISV. SunTrust Banks upgraded Fiserv from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 9th. BMO Capital Markets increased their price target on Fiserv from $66.50 to $76.00 and gave the company an “average” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 8th. Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “hold” rating and issued a $63.00 price objective on shares of Fiserv in a report on Wednesday, February 7th. Cowen restated a “hold” rating and issued a $67.50 price objective on shares of Fiserv in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Finally, Stephens restated a “hold” rating and issued a $73.00 price objective on shares of Fiserv in a report on Friday, February 9th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $71.54.

NASDAQ FISV traded down $0.74 on Wednesday, reaching $70.16. The company had a trading volume of 1,293,072 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,180,000. The company has a market capitalization of $29,230.28, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.41, a PEG ratio of 1.99 and a beta of 0.81. Fiserv has a fifty-two week low of $58.67 and a fifty-two week high of $74.46. The company has a quick ratio of 1.02, a current ratio of 1.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.79.

Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 7th. The business services provider reported $0.70 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.69 by $0.01. Fiserv had a return on equity of 44.58% and a net margin of 21.88%. The business had revenue of $1.52 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.51 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.58 earnings per share. Fiserv’s quarterly revenue was up 5.9% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts expect that Fiserv will post 3.11 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Fiserv news, insider Jeffery W. Yabuki sold 17,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $141.57, for a total transaction of $2,406,690.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Denis Oleary sold 12,160 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $142.64, for a total value of $1,734,502.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 113,160 shares of company stock valued at $10,243,312. Company insiders own 1.70% of the company’s stock.

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Fiserv Company Profile

Fiserv, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides financial services technology worldwide. The company's Payments and Industry Products segment provides electronic bill payment and presentment services; mobile banking software and services; account-to-account transfers; person-to-person payment services; debit and credit card processing and services; payments infrastructure services; and other electronic payments software and services.

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