Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) CAO Dorenda K. Weaver sold 24,160 shares of Total System Services stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $90.11, for a total value of $2,177,057.60. Following the completion of the sale, the chief accounting officer now directly owns 54,969 shares in the company, valued at $4,953,256.59. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

Shares of Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE TSS) opened at $89.86 on Thursday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.09, a current ratio of 1.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.17. The stock has a market capitalization of $16,330.00, a P/E ratio of 36.98, a P/E/G ratio of 1.55 and a beta of 1.11. Total System Services, Inc. has a twelve month low of $50.96 and a twelve month high of $90.74.

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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 analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.79 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $870.61 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $848.20 million. Total System Services had a return on equity of 26.50% and a net margin of 11.90%. Total System Services’s quarterly revenue was up 10.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.71 earnings per share. research analysts expect that Total System Services, Inc. will post 3.96 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 2nd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 22nd will be issued a dividend of $0.13 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 21st. This represents a $0.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.58%. Total System Services’s dividend payout ratio is currently 21.40%.

TSS has been the topic of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Total System Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $86.00 target price on the stock in a report on Friday, December 15th. Goldman Sachs Group cut Total System Services from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, December 11th. Stephens reissued a “buy” rating and set a $88.00 price objective on shares of Total System Services in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. Mizuho reissued a “hold” rating and set a $80.00 price objective on shares of Total System Services in a research note on Monday, December 18th. Finally, Morgan Stanley reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Total System Services in a research note on Thursday, November 16th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating, seventeen have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $82.08.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of TSS. Acadian Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in Total System Services during the fourth quarter worth $109,000. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC lifted its holdings in Total System Services by 463.9% during the fourth quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 2,295 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $181,000 after buying an additional 1,888 shares during the period. Two Sigma Securities LLC purchased a new stake in Total System Services during the fourth quarter worth $203,000. Cahaba Wealth Management Inc. purchased a new stake in Total System Services during the fourth quarter worth $208,000. Finally, PHH Investments Ltd. purchased a new stake in Total System Services during the fourth quarter worth $209,000. Institutional investors own 76.51% 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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