Headlines about Total System Services (NYSE:TSS) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Total System Services earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the credit services provider an impact score of 45.8214433153147 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

TSS has been the subject of a number of research reports. BMO Capital Markets raised their target price on Total System Services from $70.00 to $77.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Robert W. Baird raised their target price on Total System Services from $76.00 to $78.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Total System Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $86.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Friday, December 15th. Goldman Sachs Group lowered Total System Services from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, December 11th. Finally, Morgan Stanley lifted their price objective on Total System Services from $63.00 to $69.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating, sixteen have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $74.04.

Shares of Total System Services (NYSE:TSS) traded up $0.22 on Tuesday, reaching $82.22. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 987,902 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,212,740. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.02, a quick ratio of 1.03 and a current ratio of 1.03. Total System Services has a 12-month low of $49.98 and a 12-month high of $82.91. The company has a market capitalization of $15,075.39, a PE ratio of 36.54, a P/E/G ratio of 1.83 and a beta of 1.10.

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

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 21st were issued a dividend of $0.13 per share. This represents a $0.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.63%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, December 20th. Total System Services’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 23.11%.

In other Total System Services news, EVP Patricia A. Watson sold 23,608 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $74.01, for a total transaction of $1,747,228.08. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 21,112 shares in the company, valued at $1,562,499.12. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. 2.60% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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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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