Press coverage about Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Fiserv earned a news impact score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 48.229245407802 out of 100, indicating 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 headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

FISV has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Fiserv from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 18th. Vetr cut shares of Fiserv from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $121.50 price objective for the company. in a research note on Thursday, April 20th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $123.00 price objective on shares of Fiserv in a research note on Friday, April 28th. Cantor Fitzgerald increased their price objective on shares of Fiserv from $107.00 to $118.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, April 28th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $116.00 price objective on shares of Fiserv in a research note on Friday, April 28th. Nine investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $126.91.

Shares of Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) traded down 0.72% during trading on Friday, hitting $123.08. 971,735 shares of the company were exchanged. The firm has a market capitalization of $26.62 billion, a PE ratio of 30.13 and a beta of 0.81. Fiserv has a 12 month low of $92.81 and a 12 month high of $129.35. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $124.64 and its 200 day moving average price is $118.43.

Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The business services provider reported $1.19 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.23 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $1.39 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.42 billion. Fiserv had a return on equity of 41.79% and a net margin of 16.04%. Fiserv’s revenue was up 1.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.08 EPS. On average, equities research analysts expect that Fiserv will post $5.10 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, insider Jeffery W. Yabuki sold 17,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $125.06, for a total transaction of $2,126,020.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 303,151 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $37,912,064.06. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. In the last three months, insiders sold 51,000 shares of company stock valued at $6,339,810. 1.90% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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About Fiserv

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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