Research Analysts’ Weekly Ratings Changes for Total System Services (TSS)

Several analysts have recently updated their ratings and price targets for Total System Services (NYSE: TSS):

  • 10/30/2017 – Total System Services had its price target raised by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC from $59.00 to $73.00. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 10/30/2017 – Total System Services had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They now have a $75.00 price target on the stock.
  • 10/25/2017 – Total System Services had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus. They now have a $75.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $69.00.
  • 10/25/2017 – Total System Services had its price target raised by analysts at Robert W. Baird from $76.00 to $78.00. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • 10/25/2017 – Total System Services had its price target raised by analysts at BMO Capital Markets from $70.00 to $77.00. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • 10/25/2017 – Total System Services had its price target raised by analysts at Stephens from $70.00 to $75.00. They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock.
  • 10/25/2017 – Total System Services had its price target raised by analysts at Nomura from $71.00 to $79.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 10/25/2017 – Total System Services had its price target raised by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG from $65.00 to $72.00. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 10/25/2017 – Total System Services had its price target raised by analysts at Barclays PLC from $78.00 to $80.00. They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock.
  • 10/25/2017 – Total System Services had its price target raised by analysts at Citigroup Inc. from $71.00 to $78.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 10/23/2017 – Total System Services had its price target raised by analysts at Morgan Stanley from $63.00 to $69.00. They now have an “equal weight” rating on the stock.
  • 10/12/2017 – Total System Services had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a $59.00 price target on the stock.
  • 10/12/2017 – Total System Services had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Robert W. Baird. They now have a $76.00 price target on the stock.
  • 10/11/2017 – Total System Services had its price target raised by analysts at Barclays PLC from $72.00 to $78.00. They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock.
  • 9/29/2017 – Total System Services had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They now have a $75.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/27/2017 – Total System Services had its price target raised by analysts at Wells Fargo & Company from $70.00 to $72.00. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • 9/26/2017 – Total System Services had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Stephens. They now have a $70.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/26/2017 – Total System Services had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Robert W. Baird.
  • 9/19/2017 – Total System Services was downgraded by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $69.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/19/2017 – Total System Services was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $74.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Shares of Total System have outperformed its industry year to date. The company is set to benefit from its robust NetSpend business, while the TransFirst acquisition will support its merchant acquiring business. A number of acquisitions made by it have contributed to overall growth. Its second-quarter earnings beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate and grew year over year.  Following strong performance in first-half of the year, the company pulled up its 2017 earnings guidance, which instills investors' confidence. The stock has seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for current-year earnings being revised 1.5% upward over the last 60 days. “
  • 9/18/2017 – Total System Services was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Shares of Total System have outperformed its industry year to date. The company is set to benefit from its robust NetSpend business, while the TransFirst acquisition will support its merchant acquiring business. A number of acquisitions made by it have contributed to overall growth. Its second-quarter earnings beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate and grew year over year.  Following strong performance in first-half of the year, the company pulled up its 2017 earnings guidance, which instills investors' confidence. The stock has seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for current-year earnings being revised 1.5% upward over the last 60 days. However, the company suffers from stiff competition and huge cash outlays on acquisition and investments. Further, the new rules aimed to boost consumer protections for prepaid accounts and cards are likely to hurt the company's top line, with 2018 revenue to be down by about $30–$40 million. “
  • 9/12/2017 – Total System Services is now covered by analysts at Bank of America Corporation. They set an “underperform” rating and a $64.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/7/2017 – Total System Services had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Cowen and Company. They now have a $67.00 price target on the stock.

Shares of Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) traded down 0.01% during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $72.04. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 758,126 shares. Total System Services, Inc. has a 52 week low of $47.01 and a 52 week high of $72.62. The firm has a market capitalization of $13.27 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 34.95 and a beta of 1.12. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $67.59 and its 200 day moving average is $62.60.

Total System Services (NYSE:TSS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. The credit services provider reported $0.88 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $852.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $842.30 million. Total System Services had a return on equity of 26.25% and a net margin of 8.73%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 8.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.71 earnings per share. Equities analysts forecast that Total System Services, Inc. will post $3.34 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, CFO Paul M. Todd sold 4,057 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $63.50, for a total value of $257,619.50. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Insiders own 2.60% of the company’s stock.

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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