Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) EVP Patricia A. Watson sold 2,274 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $83.35, for a total transaction of $189,537.90. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 27,253 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,271,537.55. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

Total System Services, Inc. (TSS) opened at $83.35 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.03, a current ratio of 1.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.12. The stock has a market cap of $15,770.00, a PE ratio of 24.73, a PEG ratio of 1.40 and a beta of 1.13. Total System Services, Inc. has a twelve month low of $50.96 and a twelve month high of $89.92.

Total System Services (NYSE:TSS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 23rd. The credit services provider reported $0.82 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $870.61 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $848.20 million. Total System Services had a net margin of 11.90% and a return on equity of 26.21%. The business’s revenue was up 10.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.71 EPS. analysts forecast that Total System Services, Inc. will post 3.96 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several analysts recently commented on TSS shares. BMO Capital Markets upped their price target on shares of Total System Services from $70.00 to $77.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Robert W. Baird upped their price target on shares of Total System Services from $76.00 to $78.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Total System Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $86.00 price target for the company in a research report on Friday, December 15th. Goldman Sachs Group downgraded shares of Total System Services from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, December 11th. Finally, Morgan Stanley upped their price target on shares of Total System Services from $63.00 to $69.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating, sixteen have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $82.08.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Acadian Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Total System Services in the 4th quarter valued at about $109,000. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC increased its holdings in shares of Total System Services by 463.9% in the 4th quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 2,295 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $181,000 after purchasing an additional 1,888 shares in the last quarter. Cahaba Wealth Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Total System Services in the 4th quarter valued at about $208,000. IBM Retirement Fund purchased a new position in shares of Total System Services in the 4th quarter valued at about $212,000. Finally, ACG Wealth acquired a new stake in Total System Services in the 4th quarter valued at about $220,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 76.25% 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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