Fiserv (FISV) Given Media Sentiment Rating of 0.17

Media coverage about Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Alpha One Sentiment Analysis. The research firm, a unit of Accern, scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Alpha One ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Fiserv earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave news articles about the business services provider an impact score of 94 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Alpha One Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) traded up 0.53% on Friday, reaching $120.68. 883,468 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The company has a 50 day moving average of $118.16 and a 200-day moving average of $111.32. The stock has a market capitalization of $25.63 billion, a PE ratio of 30.15 and a beta of 0.80. Fiserv has a 52 week low of $92.81 and a 52 week high of $122.91.

Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, April 26th. The business services provider reported $1.25 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.18 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $1.39 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.40 billion. Fiserv had a net margin of 16.89% and a return on equity of 38.06%. The firm’s revenue was up 4.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $1.06 earnings per share. Equities research analysts forecast that Fiserv will post $5.13 earnings per share for the current year.

FISV has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Monness Crespi & Hardt increased their target price on shares of Fiserv from $118.00 to $128.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, April 3rd. Vetr raised shares of Fiserv from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $121.50 target price on the stock in a research report on Monday, April 3rd. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $127.00 target price on shares of Fiserv in a research report on Thursday, February 9th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Fiserv from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $130.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Thursday, April 20th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $123.00 target price on shares of Fiserv in a research report on Friday, April 28th. Twelve analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $115.70.

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In other Fiserv news, insider Jeffery W. Yabuki sold 17,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $117.27, for a total transaction of $1,993,590.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 354,151 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $41,531,287.77. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider Lynn S. Mccreary sold 4,309 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $117.02, for a total transaction of $504,239.18. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 20,793 shares in the company, valued at $2,433,196.86. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 38,309 shares of company stock worth $4,483,909 over the last three months. 1.90% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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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