Traders sold shares of First Data Corp. (NYSE:FDC) on strength during trading hours on Tuesday. $5.94 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $31.93 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $25.99 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, First Data Corp. had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. First Data Corp. traded up $0.03 for the day and closed at $13.29

FDC has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Credit Suisse Group AG reissued a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price objective on shares of First Data Corp. in a research report on Tuesday, April 26th. Mizuho increased their price objective on shares of First Data Corp. from $16.00 to $17.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 26th. Bank of America Corp. reissued a “buy” rating on shares of First Data Corp. in a research report on Wednesday, May 4th. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “buy” rating on shares of First Data Corp. in a research report on Monday, July 18th. Finally, BTIG Research raised shares of First Data Corp. from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Monday, August 1st. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $16.72.

The firm’s market capitalization is $12.09 billion. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $12.11 and its 200-day moving average price is $12.13.

First Data Corp. (NYSE:FDC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, August 1st. The company reported $0.35 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $1.98 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.81 billion. First Data Corp.’s quarterly revenue was up 1.9% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts predict that First Data Corp. will post $1.32 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other First Data Corp. news, Director Joseph J. Plumeri acquired 250,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 26th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $12.44 per share, with a total value of $3,110,000.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 728,664 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $9,064,580.16. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

A number of large investors have bought and sold shares of FDC. Rhumbline Advisers acquired a new stake in First Data Corp. during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $1,404,000. State of Wisconsin Investment Board purchased a new position in shares of First Data Corp. during the fourth quarter valued at about $2,095,000. Morgan Stanley purchased a new position in shares of First Data Corp. during the fourth quarter valued at about $22,552,000. Victory Capital Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of First Data Corp. during the fourth quarter valued at about $1,958,000. Finally, BlackRock Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of First Data Corp. during the fourth quarter valued at about $17,457,000.

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