News coverage about Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Fiserv earned a news impact score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 46.513279293005 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

A number of analysts recently weighed in on FISV shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Fiserv from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. Robert W. Baird reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $146.00 price target (up previously from $136.00) on shares of Fiserv in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. Cowen and Company reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $115.00 price target on shares of Fiserv in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Guggenheim upgraded shares of Fiserv from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their price target for the stock from $131.00 to $136.00 in a research note on Monday, July 17th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $128.00 price target on shares of Fiserv in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. Ten research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $128.45.

Shares of Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) opened at $128.00 on Monday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.01, a current ratio of 1.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.14. Fiserv has a 52 week low of $99.19 and a 52 week high of $130.20. The company has a market cap of $26,675.12, a PE ratio of 26.28, a P/E/G ratio of 2.19 and a beta of 0.82.

Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 31st. The business services provider reported $1.27 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.30 by ($0.03). Fiserv had a net margin of 16.31% and a return on equity of 43.56%. The company had revenue of $1.40 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.45 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $1.14 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.4% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts forecast that Fiserv will post 5.08 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, insider Jeffery W. Yabuki sold 17,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $122.02, for a total value of $2,074,340.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 269,151 shares in the company, valued at $32,841,805.02. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Kim M. Robak sold 6,124 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, September 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $124.54, for a total transaction of $762,682.96. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 42,141 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,248,240.14. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 57,124 shares of company stock valued at $7,133,943 in the last quarter. Company insiders own 1.80% of the company’s stock.

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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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