Stocks that can influence your investment: First Data Corporation (NYSE: FDC)

Lloyd Doyle
January 13, 2018

Investors sold shares of First Data Corp (NYSE:FDC) on strength during trading on Thursday. The dividend yield of 5.81% measures the amount of cash dividends distributed to common shareholders relative to the market value per share. Insiders own 6.30% of the company's stock. About 4.10 million shares traded.

The stock of First Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC) registered an increase of 12.05% in short interest. Company trades at a P/E ratio of 22.84, and is less expensive than the average stock in the Business Services industry.

First Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC) touched its 1-Year High price of $19.23 on 10/23/17 and its 1-Year Low price of $14.67 on 04/07/17. The company has a current ratio of 1.02, a quick ratio of 1.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.58.

First Data Corporation (FDC) failed to surprise the stock market in its last reported earnings when it earned $0.4 a piece versus the consensus-estimated $0.4. The business services provider reported $0.40 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.40. First Data had a net margin of 5.99% and a return on equity of 26.60%. Its revenue totaled $1.9 billion up 2.88% from the previous quarter. The same analysts are predicting that the company shares will trade to $20.91 within the next 12-18 months. The shares were bought at an average price of $16.82 per share, with a total value of $420,500.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the chief executive officer now directly owns 7,107,398 shares of the company's stock, valued at $119,546,434.36. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Alternately, if the indicator goes below -80, this may point to the stock being oversold. The current price is seen ranging between $17.08 and $17.37. After a recent check, it is observed that the insiders for the firm now own 10.10% shares. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have acquired 25,300 shares of company stock worth $425,621 in the last quarter. We will analyze the growth, profitability, risk, valuation, and insider trends of both companies and see which one investors prefer. Also, CEO Frank Bisignano bought 25,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 9th. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 32,679,266 shares of the business services provider's stock valued at $594,763,000 after buying an additional 2,614,956 shares during the last quarter. LMR Partners LLP purchased a new position in First Data Corporation during the third quarter valued at $3,598,000. Pictet Asset Management Ltd. now owns 117,500 shares of the business services provider's stock valued at $2,013,000 after purchasing an additional 1,300 shares in the last quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. raised its position in shares of First Data by 8.9% in the 2nd quarter. Sei Investments Co. boosted its holdings in First Data by 81.4% in the 2nd quarter. While it's Return on Investment (ROI) value is 7.4%. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado boosted its holdings in First Data by 17.1% in the 2nd quarter. The institutional investor owned 111,165 shares of the business services provider's stock after buying an additional 6,475 shares during the period. Accern also assigned news articles about the business services provider an impact score of 46.2269550236064 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days. They set a "buy" rating and a $23.00 price target for the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded First Data Corporation from a "strong sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Monday, October 3rd. Mizuho initiated the shares of FDC in report on Monday, November 9 with "Buy" rating. Cowen restated a "buy" rating and set a $20.00 price objective on shares of First Data in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Wall Street is only getting more bullish on the stock, with 25 of analysts who cover FDC having a buy-equivalent rating. The stock is now moving above its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of 6.96% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 6.65 percent.

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First Data Corporation provides electronic commerce solutions for merchants, financial institutions, and card issuers worldwide. It operates through three divisions: Global Business Solutions, Global Financial Solutions, and Network & Security Solutions.

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