Shares of First Data Corp. (NYSE:FDC) were up 2.3% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The company traded as high as $11.63 and last traded at $11.58, with a volume of 3,310,763 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $11.32.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on FDC shares. Credit Suisse Group AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price objective on shares of First Data Corp. in a report on Tuesday, April 26th. Mizuho boosted their price target on shares of First Data Corp. from $16.00 to $17.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 26th. Bank of America Corp. reissued a “buy” rating on shares of First Data Corp. in a research note on Wednesday, May 4th. Stephens assumed coverage on shares of First Data Corp. in a research note on Wednesday, April 6th. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $14.00 price target for the company. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of First Data Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 12th. Ten analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seventeen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. First Data Corp. has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $16.54.

The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $11.74 and a 200 day moving average price of $12.41. The firm’s market cap is $10.32 billion.

First Data Corp. (NYSE:FDC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, April 25th. The company reported $0.24 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.22 by $0.02. The business earned $2.80 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.71 billion. First Data Corp.’s quarterly revenue was up 3.0% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts expect that First Data Corp. will post $1.31 EPS for the current year.

In other news, Director Scott C. Nuttall bought 100,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 18th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $10.62 per share, for a total transaction of $1,062,000.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 75,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $796,500. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Joseph J. Plumeri bought 250,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 26th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $12.44 per share, with a total value of $3,110,000.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 728,664 shares in the company, valued at approximately $9,064,580.16. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in FDC. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. purchased a new stake in First Data Corp. during the fourth quarter valued at about $1,202,000. Rhumbline Advisers bought a new stake in shares of First Data Corp. during the fourth quarter worth $1,404,000. Monashee Investment Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of First Data Corp. during the fourth quarter worth $1,602,000. Victory Capital Management Inc. bought a new stake in shares of First Data Corp. during the fourth quarter worth $1,958,000. Finally, State of Wisconsin Investment Board bought a new stake in shares of First Data Corp. during the fourth quarter worth $2,095,000.

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