Media coverage about Total System Services (NYSE:TSS) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Total System Services earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the credit services provider an impact score of 46.0226040534057 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.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Total System Services (TSS) traded up $0.04 on Monday, hitting $76.62. 1,081,059 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,264,542. The stock has a market capitalization of $14,078.94, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.39, a P/E/G ratio of 1.88 and a beta of 1.10. Total System Services has a 12 month low of $48.65 and a 12 month high of $77.38. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.02, a current ratio of 1.03 and a quick ratio of 1.03.

Total System Services (NYSE:TSS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. The credit services provider reported $0.88 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.81 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $852.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $842.30 million. Total System Services had a net margin of 8.73% and a return on equity of 26.25%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 8.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.71 earnings per share. analysts forecast that Total System Services will post 3.2 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 21st will be paid a dividend of $0.13 per share. This represents a $0.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.68%. Total System Services’s dividend payout ratio is currently 23.11%.

TSS has been the topic of several research analyst reports. BidaskClub raised shares of Total System Services from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Friday, August 18th. Royal Bank Of Canada initiated coverage on shares of Total System Services in a research report on Monday, August 28th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $75.00 target price on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Total System Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. KeyCorp reissued an “overweight” rating on shares of Total System Services in a research report on Thursday, August 31st. Finally, Cowen restated a “buy” rating and issued a $67.00 price target on shares of Total System Services in a report on Thursday, September 7th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating, sixteen have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $69.36.

In other news, EVP Patricia A. Watson sold 23,608 shares of Total System Services stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $74.01, for a total transaction of $1,747,228.08. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 21,112 shares in the company, valued at $1,562,499.12. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Company insiders own 2.60% of the company’s stock.

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About Total System Services

Total System Services, Inc (TSYS) is a payment solutions provider that provides payment processing services, merchant services and related payment services to financial and non-financial institutions. The Company’s segments include North America Services, Merchant Services, NetSpend and International Services.

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