News stories about Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Fiserv earned a coverage optimism score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the business services provider an impact score of 45.2554390085449 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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

Shares of Fiserv (FISV) opened at 123.21 on Thursday. The firm has a market capitalization of $25.93 billion, a PE ratio of 30.16 and a beta of 0.81. Fiserv has a 52 week low of $92.81 and a 52 week high of $129.35. The company has a 50-day moving average of $124.15 and a 200-day moving average of $120.11.

Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The business services provider reported $1.19 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.23 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $1.39 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.42 billion. Fiserv had a return on equity of 41.79% and a net margin of 16.04%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.08 EPS. On average, equities analysts forecast that Fiserv will post $5.10 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on FISV shares. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “sector perform” rating and set a $128.00 price target (up from $123.00) on shares of Fiserv in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. Credit Suisse Group upped their price target on shares of Fiserv from $123.00 to $126.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. Guggenheim raised shares of Fiserv from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their price target for the stock from $131.00 to $136.00 in a research note on Monday, July 17th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $134.00 price target (up from $128.00) on shares of Fiserv in a research note on Wednesday, June 14th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets upped their price target on shares of Fiserv from $112.00 to $133.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Nine investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $126.91.

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In other news, insider Jeffery W. Yabuki sold 17,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, July 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $126.02, for a total transaction of $2,142,340.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 286,151 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $36,060,749.02. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 51,000 shares of company stock worth $6,342,700. 1.80% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

About Fiserv

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.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV)

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