FactSet Research Systems Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages (NYSE:FDS)
FactSet Research Systems (NYSE:FDS) has been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the eleven analysts that are covering the stock, American Banking & Market News reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $117.40.
FDS has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of FactSet Research Systems in a research note on Friday, August 1st. They now have a $126.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Jefferies Group initiated coverage on shares of FactSet Research Systems in a research note on Thursday, July 24th. They set a “buy” rating and a $138.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Barclays raised their price target on shares of FactSet Research Systems from $115.00 to $124.00 in a research note on Monday, July 14th. They now have an “equal weight” rating on the stock.
FactSet Research Systems (NYSE:FDS) traded up 0.04% on Wednesday, hitting $127.52. 3,763 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. FactSet Research Systems has a one year low of $101.07 and a one year high of $129.06. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $122.3 and its 200-day moving average is $111.6. The company has a market cap of $5.365 billion and a P/E ratio of 26.72.
FactSet Research Systems (NYSE:FDS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, June 17th. The company reported $1.25 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.25. The company had revenue of $231.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $230.57 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.15 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 8.0% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that FactSet Research Systems will post $4.92 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Tuesday, September 16th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 29th will be given a dividend of $0.39 per share. This represents a $1.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.22%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 27th.
FactSet Research Systems Inc (NYSE:FDS) is a provider of integrated financial information and analytical applications to the global investment community.
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