News headlines about TSYS (NYSE:TSS) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. TSYS earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the credit services provider an impact score of 46.5851249102418 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:
- Curing Medicine’s Epidemic Of Noncompliance (pymnts.com)
- Millionaire paychecks — here’s what the CEOs at Aflac, TSYS and Synovus made in 2017 (ledger-enquirer.com)
- Highlights of Hot Stock: Total System Services, Inc. (TSS) stock price ends at $89.17 with performance of -0.85% on … – Nasdaq Express (nasdaqexpress.com)
- Mastercard Targets Middle East and Africa with This Move (finance.yahoo.com)
- Total System Services, Inc., (NYSE: TSS) – Investors are Unsure How to React (Brief Analysis) – Stock Watch (stocksnewstimes.com)
A number of analysts have weighed in on the stock. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and set a $90.00 target price on shares of TSYS in a report on Thursday, January 4th. Nomura increased their target price on shares of TSYS from $87.00 to $95.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. Robert W. Baird increased their target price on shares of TSYS from $90.00 to $94.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. Barclays increased their target price on shares of TSYS from $90.00 to $96.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 6th. Finally, KeyCorp reissued a “buy” rating and set a $92.00 target price (up from $85.00) on shares of TSYS in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating, seventeen have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $82.08.
TSYS (NYSE:TSS) last announced its 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 firm had revenue of $870.61 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $848.20 million. TSYS had a net margin of 11.90% and a return on equity of 26.50%. TSYS’s revenue was up 10.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.71 EPS. research analysts anticipate that TSYS will post 3.96 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 2nd. Investors of record on Thursday, March 22nd will be given a $0.13 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 21st. This represents a $0.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.59%. TSYS’s dividend payout ratio is presently 16.46%.
In other news, CAO Dorenda K. Weaver sold 24,160 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $90.11, for a total transaction of $2,177,057.60. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief accounting officer now owns 54,969 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,953,256.59. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, EVP Patricia A. Watson sold 2,274 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $83.35, for a total transaction of $189,537.90. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 27,253 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,271,537.55. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 692,200 shares of company stock valued at $59,978,168 in the last quarter. 2.40% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
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TSYS Company Profile
Total System Services, Inc provides payment processing, merchant, and related payment services to financial and nonfinancial institutions worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Merchant Solutions, Issuer Solutions, and Netspend. It offers general purpose reloadable prepaid and payroll cards, demand deposit accounts, and other financial service solutions to the underbanked and other consumers and businesses.
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