Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) CFO Paul M. Todd sold 4,057 shares of Total System Services stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $63.50, for a total transaction of $257,619.50. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Shares of Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE TSS) traded up 1.98% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $65.41. 1,559,167 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Total System Services, Inc. has a one year low of $46.22 and a one year high of $65.44. The firm has a market cap of $12.05 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.74 and a beta of 1.14. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $61.56 and its 200 day moving average is $57.11.

Total System Services (NYSE:TSS) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The credit services provider reported $0.85 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.80 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $844.07 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $842.57 million. Total System Services had a net margin of 8.78% and a return on equity of 25.49%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.74 earnings per share. Analysts predict that Total System Services, Inc. will post $3.28 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 2nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 29th will be given a dividend of $0.13 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, September 20th. This is a positive change from Total System Services’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.10. This represents a $0.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.79%. Total System Services’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 19.51%.

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Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in TSS. Regentatlantic Capital LLC raised its position in shares of Total System Services by 0.4% in the second quarter. Regentatlantic Capital LLC now owns 4,756 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $277,000 after buying an additional 19 shares during the period. OLD National Bancorp IN increased its stake in shares of Total System Services by 0.6% in the second quarter. OLD National Bancorp IN now owns 3,882 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $226,000 after buying an additional 25 shares in the last quarter. Capital Investment Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Total System Services by 0.3% in the second quarter. Capital Investment Advisors LLC now owns 18,983 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $1,106,000 after buying an additional 54 shares in the last quarter. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. increased its stake in shares of Total System Services by 1.4% in the second quarter. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. now owns 4,445 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $259,000 after buying an additional 60 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS increased its stake in shares of Total System Services by 0.5% in the second quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS now owns 12,305 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $717,000 after buying an additional 64 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 75.66% of the company’s stock.

A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Wedbush reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $72.00 price objective on shares of Total System Services in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. BMO Capital Markets lifted their target price on shares of Total System Services from $62.90 to $70.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Total System Services in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $69.00 target price (up from $67.00) on shares of Total System Services in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. Finally, Morgan Stanley reiterated an “equal weight” rating and issued a $63.00 target price (up from $58.00) on shares of Total System Services in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and sixteen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $64.05.

Total System Services Company Profile

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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