Moving toward the second part of analysis is "Returns", First Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC) has returns on investment of 7.40% which indicates firm's investment efficiency or to compare the efficiency of a number of different investments. Nine analysts have issued estimates for First Data's earnings. Total segment revenue was $1.95 bn, up 7% y/y (+4% cc), below our estimate of $1.97 bn, but above the consensus of $1.94 bn.
They expect $0.38 EPS, up 10.53% or $0.04 from last year's $0.34 per share.
TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: "First Data (FDC) Issues Earnings Results" was reported by The Lincolnian Online and is the property of of The Lincolnian Online. Wood maintained the shares of FDC in report on Wednesday, April 5 with "Buy" rating.
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Micron Technology Inc. had 214 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BTIG Research reaffirmed a "buy" rating on shares of First Data in a research note on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded First Data from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with "Buy" on Thursday, January 18. The stock has weekly volatility of 5.21% and monthly volatility of 3.30%. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-two have issued a buy rating to the company. KeyBanc Capital Markets has "Buy" rating and $20.0 target. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $18.44 per share, for a total transaction of $632,196.96. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 596,052 shares of the company's stock, valued at $10,693,172.88.
Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of FDC. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board increased its stake in First Data by 117.1% during the third quarter. For the quarter ending Jun-18, 19 analysts have a mean sales target of 1,971.46 million whilst for the year ending Dec-18, 25 analysts have a mean target of 7,857.19 million. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 791,049 shares of the business services provider's stock worth $12,261,000 after buying an additional 162,344 shares during the last quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 5,580 shares of the business services provider's stock worth $102,000 after buying an additional 2,964 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Sei Investments Co. increased its position in First Data Corporation by 8.4% during the first quarter.
At the session level, shares of First Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC) moved -1.55% from the open. FDC has a net profit margin of 6.00% and is more profitable than the average company in the Business Services industry. Morgan Stanley lowered First Data Corporation from an "overweight" rating to an "equal weight" rating and increased their target price for the company from $18.00 to $19.00 in a report on Wednesday, June 28th.
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