Media headlines about Total System Services (NYSE:TSS) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Total System Services earned a news impact score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the credit services provider an impact score of 46.4963300898471 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Several brokerages recently commented on TSS. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Total System Services in a research note on Thursday, November 16th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $75.00 price objective on shares of Total System Services in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Jefferies Group LLC boosted their price objective on shares of Total System Services from $59.00 to $73.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Citigroup Inc. boosted their price objective on shares of Total System Services from $71.00 to $78.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, Cowen and Company reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $67.00 price objective on shares of Total System Services in a research note on Thursday, September 7th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating, seventeen have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $69.36.

Total System Services (TSS) traded down $0.40 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $73.38. 730,500 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,264,346. The stock has a market cap of $13,520.00, a P/E ratio of 23.50, a PEG ratio of 1.81 and a beta of 1.11. The company has a quick ratio of 1.03, a current ratio of 1.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.02. Total System Services has a 12-month low of $47.01 and a 12-month high of $74.44.

Total System Services (NYSE:TSS) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The credit services provider reported $0.88 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $852.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $842.30 million. Total System Services had a net margin of 8.73% and a return on equity of 26.25%. The company’s revenue was up 8.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.71 EPS. analysts expect that Total System Services will post 3.2 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, EVP Patricia A. Watson sold 23,608 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $74.01, for a total transaction of $1,747,228.08. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 21,112 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,562,499.12. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 2.60% of the company’s stock.

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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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