FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) is set to issue its quarterly earnings data before the market opens on Tuesday, September 26th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $1.89 per share for the quarter. FactSet Research Systems has set its Q4 guidance at $1.86-1.92 EPS.

FactSet Research Systems (NYSE:FDS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, June 27th. The business services provider reported $1.85 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.84 by $0.01. FactSet Research Systems had a return on equity of 55.72% and a net margin of 29.02%. The business had revenue of $312.12 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $314.14 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $1.64 EPS. FactSet Research Systems’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.6% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts expect FactSet Research Systems to post $7.29 EPS for the current fiscal year and $8 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Shares of FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) opened at 168.61 on Friday. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $160.34 and a 200-day moving average price of $164.48. FactSet Research Systems Inc. has a 52 week low of $150.95 and a 52 week high of $183.64. The stock has a market cap of $6.61 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.66 and a beta of 0.97.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, September 19th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 31st were paid a dividend of $0.56 per share. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, August 29th. This represents a $2.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.33%. FactSet Research Systems’s dividend payout ratio is currently 26.20%.

A number of analysts have recently commented on FDS shares. BidaskClub raised shares of FactSet Research Systems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, July 1st. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating and set a $163.00 target price on shares of FactSet Research Systems in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of FactSet Research Systems from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, June 5th. Northcoast Research raised shares of FactSet Research Systems from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $195.00 target price for the company in a research note on Thursday. Finally, UBS AG reissued a “buy” rating and set a $146.00 target price (down previously from $150.00) on shares of FactSet Research Systems in a research note on Friday, June 9th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $164.80.

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In related news, Director Philip A. Hadley sold 100,017 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $168.99, for a total transaction of $16,901,872.83. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 761,436 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $128,675,069.64. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Philip A. Hadley sold 5,983 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, July 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $165.55, for a total transaction of $990,485.65. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 705,436 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $116,784,929.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 188,784 shares of company stock valued at $31,456,615. 2.70% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

FactSet Research Systems Company Profile

Factset Research Systems Inc is engaged in providing integrated financial information and big data analytical applications for the global investment community. The Company’s segments include the U.S., Europe and Asia Pacific. The U.S. segment services finance professionals, including financial institutions throughout the Americas.

Earnings History for FactSet Research Systems (NYSE:FDS)

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