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

Media coverage about Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. 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 news sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 46.437266045637 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) traded down $0.59 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $147.64. 946,806 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,440,000. Fiserv has a 1-year low of $113.29 and a 1-year high of $148.65. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.79, a current ratio of 1.02 and a quick ratio of 1.02. The firm has a market capitalization of $30,770.00, a P/E ratio of 33.25, a PEG ratio of 2.07 and a beta of 0.83.

Fiserv shares are scheduled to split on Tuesday, March 20th. The 2-1 split was announced on Thursday, February 22nd. The newly created shares will be payable to shareholders after the closing bell on Monday, March 19th.

Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 7th. The business services provider reported $1.41 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.38 by $0.03. Fiserv had a net margin of 21.88% and a return on equity of 44.58%. The business had revenue of $1.52 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.51 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.16 earnings per share. Fiserv’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.9% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that Fiserv will post 6.23 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several brokerages have issued reports on FISV. SunTrust Banks raised shares of Fiserv from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Cowen reissued a “hold” rating and set a $135.00 target price on shares of Fiserv in a research note on Thursday, February 8th. BMO Capital Markets boosted their target price on shares of Fiserv from $133.00 to $152.00 and gave the company an “average” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 8th. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “hold” rating and set a $126.00 target price on shares of Fiserv in a research note on Wednesday, February 7th. Finally, Stephens reissued a “hold” rating and set a $146.00 target price on shares of Fiserv in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Ten equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company. Fiserv currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $140.73.

In other Fiserv news, insider Jeffery W. Yabuki sold 17,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on 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 filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Harry Disimone bought 353 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, February 21st. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $141.59 per share, for a total transaction of $49,981.27. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 154 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $21,804.86. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders sold 73,160 shares of company stock worth $10,037,582 over the last ninety days. 1.80% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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Fiserv Company Profile

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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