Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) Chairman M Troy Woods sold 47,812 shares of Total System Services stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $91.23, for a total transaction of $4,361,888.76. Following the sale, the chairman now directly owns 256,989 shares in the company, valued at approximately $23,445,106.47. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

TSS opened at $91.93 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.50, a current ratio of 2.21 and a quick ratio of 2.57. The stock has a market cap of $16.75 billion, a PE ratio of 21.58, a PEG ratio of 1.40 and a beta of 1.09. Total System Services, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $75.58 and a fifty-two week high of $100.39.

Total System Services (NYSE:TSS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 29th. The credit services provider reported $1.08 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.01 by $0.07. Total System Services had a net margin of 14.31% and a return on equity of 30.94%. The company had revenue of $1.02 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $968.62 million. On average, research analysts forecast that Total System Services, Inc. will post 4.64 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several brokerages recently issued reports on TSS. BMO Capital Markets boosted their price objective on shares of Total System Services from $94.00 to $101.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a report on Thursday, October 25th. KeyCorp raised their price target on Total System Services from $100.00 to $110.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 24th. Wells Fargo & Co upped their price target on shares of Total System Services from $100.00 to $105.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 24th. Nomura raised their price target on shares of Total System Services from $107.00 to $109.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 24th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Total System Services from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, February 4th. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $98.53.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV raised its stake in shares of Total System Services by 0.9% in the 4th quarter. Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV now owns 13,542 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $1,101,000 after acquiring an additional 121 shares in the last quarter. AdvisorNet Financial Inc lifted its stake in Total System Services by 15.6% in the fourth quarter. AdvisorNet Financial Inc now owns 955 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $78,000 after purchasing an additional 129 shares during the last quarter. First Hawaiian Bank boosted its position in Total System Services by 2.9% during the fourth quarter. First Hawaiian Bank now owns 5,059 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $411,000 after buying an additional 143 shares during the period. Pineno Levin & Ford Asset Management Inc. increased its position in shares of Total System Services by 0.3% during the fourth quarter. Pineno Levin & Ford Asset Management Inc. now owns 67,691 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $5,503,000 after acquiring an additional 175 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Hartford Investment Management Co. increased its holdings in shares of Total System Services by 0.9% in the 4th quarter. Hartford Investment Management Co. now owns 20,693 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $1,682,000 after buying an additional 182 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 78.55% of the company’s stock.

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Total System Services Company Profile

Total System Services, Inc provides payment processing, merchant, and related payment services to financial and nonfinancial institutions worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Merchant Solutions, Issuer Solutions, and Netspend. It offers general purpose reloadable prepaid and payroll cards, demand deposit accounts, and other financial service solutions to the underbanked and other consumers and businesses.

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