News articles about FactSet Research Systems (NYSE:FDS) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates 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 closest to one being the most favorable. FactSet Research Systems earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.2199526570999 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub downgraded shares of FactSet Research Systems from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday. UBS AG reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $146.00 price target (down from $150.00) on shares of FactSet Research Systems in a report on Friday, June 9th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of FactSet Research Systems from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, June 29th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $163.00 price target on shares of FactSet Research Systems in a report on Tuesday, April 25th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG assumed coverage on shares of FactSet Research Systems in a report on Wednesday, May 10th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $160.00 price target for the company. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. FactSet Research Systems has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $166.27.

Shares of FactSet Research Systems (NYSE FDS) opened at 158.78 on Friday. FactSet Research Systems has a 1-year low of $150.95 and a 1-year high of $183.64. The stock has a market capitalization of $6.23 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.51 and a beta of 0.95. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $164.30 and its 200-day moving average is $167.96.

FactSet Research Systems (NYSE:FDS) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, June 27th. The business services provider reported $1.85 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.84 by $0.01. FactSet Research Systems had a return on equity of 55.72% and a net margin of 29.02%. The firm had revenue of $312.12 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $314.14 million. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $1.64 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 8.6% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that FactSet Research Systems will post $7.30 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, September 19th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 31st will be issued a dividend of $0.56 per share. This represents a $2.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.41%. FactSet Research Systems’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 26.20%.

In other FactSet Research Systems news, Director Philip A. Hadley sold 43,842 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, July 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $163.87, for a total transaction of $7,184,388.54. Following the transaction, the director now owns 666,494 shares in the company, valued at $109,218,371.78. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, Chairman Philip A. Hadley sold 38,942 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, July 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $163.83, for a total value of $6,379,867.86. Following the transaction, the chairman now owns 666,494 shares in the company, valued at approximately $109,191,712.02. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 206,858 shares of company stock worth $34,453,143. Company insiders own 2.70% of the company’s stock.

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FactSet Research Systems Company Profile

Factset Research Systems Inc is engaged in providing integrated financial information and big data analytical applications for the global investment community. The Company’s segments include the U.S., Europe and Asia Pacific. The U.S. segment services finance professionals, including financial institutions throughout the Americas.

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