Total System Services (TSS) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Accern Reports

News articles about Total System Services (NYSE:TSS) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive press 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Total System Services earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the credit services provider an impact score of 45.708188383763 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Total System Services (NYSE TSS) traded down $0.18 on Friday, hitting $82.00. 616,300 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,237,722. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.02, a quick ratio of 1.03 and a current ratio of 1.03. Total System Services has a 1-year low of $49.98 and a 1-year high of $82.57. The company has a market cap of $15,140.00, a PE ratio of 36.44, a P/E/G ratio of 1.79 and a beta of 1.10.

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

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Investors of record on Thursday, December 21st were given a $0.13 dividend. This represents a $0.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.63%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, December 20th. Total System Services’s dividend payout ratio is currently 23.11%.

TSS has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Stephens increased their price target on Total System Services from $70.00 to $75.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Zacks Investment Research raised Total System Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $86.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Friday, December 15th. Barclays increased their price target on Total System Services from $72.00 to $78.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. Morgan Stanley reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Total System Services in a research note on Thursday, November 16th. Finally, Robert W. Baird increased their price target on Total System Services from $76.00 to $78.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating, sixteen have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $74.04.

In other Total System Services news, EVP Patricia A. Watson sold 23,608 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $74.01, for a total transaction of $1,747,228.08. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 21,112 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,562,499.12. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 2.60% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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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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