We Are One Seven LLC purchased a new position in TSYS (NYSE:TSS) during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 3,705 shares of the credit services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $293,000.
Other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Acadian Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in TSYS in the fourth quarter worth approximately $109,000. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC grew its position in TSYS by 463.9% in 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 last quarter. Two Sigma Securities LLC acquired a new position in TSYS in the fourth quarter worth approximately $203,000. Cahaba Wealth Management Inc. acquired a new position in TSYS in the fourth quarter worth approximately $208,000. Finally, IBM Retirement Fund acquired a new position in TSYS in the fourth quarter worth approximately $212,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 76.51% of the company’s stock.
Shares of TSS stock opened at $85.38 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $15,850.11, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.09, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.51 and a beta of 1.11. TSYS has a 52 week low of $50.96 and a 52 week high of $90.74. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.17, a quick ratio of 1.09 and a current ratio of 1.09.
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 paid a dividend of $0.13 per share. This represents a $0.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.61%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 21st. TSYS’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 16.46%.
In related news, Director Philip W. Tomlinson sold 234,759 shares of TSYS stock in a transaction on Friday, February 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $88.49, for a total value of $20,773,823.91. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 331,250 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $29,312,312.50. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Richard W. Ussery sold 7,546 shares of TSYS stock in a transaction on Friday, January 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $88.29, for a total transaction of $666,236.34. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 692,200 shares of company stock valued at $59,978,168 in the last three months. Company insiders own 2.60% of the company’s stock.
A number of equities analysts recently commented on TSS shares. Stephens reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $88.00 price objective on shares of TSYS in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. BMO Capital Markets set a $102.00 price objective on shares of TSYS and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 24th. Mizuho reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $85.00 price objective on shares of TSYS in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. Wedbush reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $100.00 price objective (up previously from $85.00) on shares of TSYS in a research note on Wednesday, January 24th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of TSYS from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $93.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Monday, January 22nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating, seventeen have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $82.08.
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