Total System Services (TSS) Given Daily News Impact Rating of 0.16

News articles about Total System Services (NYSE:TSS) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Total System Services earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the credit services provider an impact score of 46.1086013807886 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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

TSS has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Cowen and Company restated an “outperform” rating and set a $67.00 price target on shares of Total System Services in a report on Wednesday, July 26th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Total System Services from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $59.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, April 12th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) upgraded shares of Total System Services from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, May 15th. Atlantic Securities reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $59.00 price objective on shares of Total System Services in a research note on Wednesday, April 12th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus set a $65.00 price objective on shares of Total System Services and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 26th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seventeen have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $63.85.

Shares of Total System Services (TSS) traded down 1.28% during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $63.43. 1,284,018 shares of the company were exchanged. The company has a 50-day moving average of $61.16 and a 200 day moving average of $56.79. The company has a market capitalization of $11.69 billion, a P/E ratio of 30.78 and a beta of 1.14. Total System Services has a one year low of $46.22 and a one year high of $64.94.

Total System Services (NYSE:TSS) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The credit services provider reported $0.85 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.80 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $844.07 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $842.57 million. Total System Services had a net margin of 8.78% and a return on equity of 25.49%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.74 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts expect that Total System Services will post $3.28 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 2nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 29th will be issued a $0.13 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, September 20th. This represents a $0.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.82%. This is a boost from Total System Services’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.10. Total System Services’s dividend payout ratio is 19.51%.

In other news, EVP G Sanders Griffith III sold 18,472 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, July 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $63.25, for a total value of $1,168,354.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 187,684 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $11,871,013. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Philip W. Tomlinson sold 220,974 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $63.65, for a total value of $14,064,995.10. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 326,200 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $20,762,630. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 287,446 shares of company stock valued at $18,074,469 in the last three months. Company 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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