Media headlines about Total System Services (NYSE:TSS) have trended positive recently, according to Alpha One Sentiment Analysis. The research firm, a service of Accern, identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Alpha One ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Total System Services earned a coverage optimism score of 0.36 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned headlines about the credit services provider an impact score of 0 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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TSS has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. KeyCorp reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and set a $58.00 price objective on shares of Total System Services in a research note on Wednesday, December 21st. Zacks Investment Research raised Total System Services from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $59.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, April 12th. Credit Suisse Group AG increased their price objective on Total System Services from $54.00 to $57.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 25th. Atlantic Securities reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $59.00 price objective on shares of Total System Services in a research note on Wednesday, April 12th. Finally, Stephens raised Total System Services from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 3rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $56.00.

Total System Services (NYSE:TSS) traded up 0.22% during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $53.64. The stock had a trading volume of 811,517 shares. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $53.24 and its 200 day moving average price is $51.37. The stock has a market cap of $9.84 billion, a P/E ratio of 30.95 and a beta of 1.00. Total System Services has a 12-month low of $46.22 and a 12-month high of $56.54.

Total System Services (NYSE:TSS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 24th. The credit services provider reported $0.71 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.70 by $0.01. Total System Services had a return on equity of 24.32% and a net margin of 8.38%. The business earned $1.13 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $835.06 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.57 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 57.9% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts predict that Total System Services will post $3.13 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, April 3rd. Investors of record on Thursday, March 23rd were given a dividend of $0.10 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, March 21st. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.75%. Total System Services’s dividend payout ratio is presently 23.12%.

In related news, EVP Dorenda K. Weaver sold 2,688 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, January 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.92, for a total transaction of $136,872.96. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 48,143 shares in the company, valued at $2,451,441.56. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider Pamela A. Joseph sold 3,967 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, January 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.92, for a total value of $201,999.64. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 169,296 shares of company stock valued at $8,638,738 in the last three months. 2.60% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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Total System Services Company Profile

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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