Several analysts have recently updated their ratings and price targets for Total System Services (NYSE: TSS):

  • 9/29/2017 – Total System Services had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They now have a $75.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/27/2017 – Total System Services had its price target raised by analysts at Wells Fargo & Company from $70.00 to $72.00. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • 9/26/2017 – Total System Services had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Stephens. They now have a $70.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/26/2017 – Total System Services had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Robert W. Baird.
  • 9/19/2017 – Total System Services was downgraded by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $69.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/19/2017 – Total System Services was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $74.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Shares of Total System have outperformed its industry year to date. The company is set to benefit from its robust NetSpend business, while the TransFirst acquisition will support its merchant acquiring business. A number of acquisitions made by it have contributed to overall growth. Its second-quarter earnings beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate and grew year over year.  Following strong performance in first-half of the year, the company pulled up its 2017 earnings guidance, which instills investors' confidence. The stock has seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for current-year earnings being revised 1.5% upward over the last 60 days. “
  • 9/18/2017 – Total System Services was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Shares of Total System have outperformed its industry year to date. The company is set to benefit from its robust NetSpend business, while the TransFirst acquisition will support its merchant acquiring business. A number of acquisitions made by it have contributed to overall growth. Its second-quarter earnings beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate and grew year over year.  Following strong performance in first-half of the year, the company pulled up its 2017 earnings guidance, which instills investors' confidence. The stock has seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for current-year earnings being revised 1.5% upward over the last 60 days. However, the company suffers from stiff competition and huge cash outlays on acquisition and investments. Further, the new rules aimed to boost consumer protections for prepaid accounts and cards are likely to hurt the company's top line, with 2018 revenue to be down by about $30–$40 million. “
  • 9/12/2017 – Total System Services is now covered by analysts at Bank of America Corporation. They set an “underperform” rating and a $64.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/7/2017 – Total System Services had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Cowen and Company. They now have a $67.00 price target on the stock.
  • 8/31/2017 – Total System Services had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at KeyCorp.
  • 8/30/2017 – Total System Services was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $76.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Shares of Total System have outperformed its industry year to date. The company is set to benefit from its robust NetSpend business, while the TransFirst acquisition will support its merchant acquiring business. A number of acquisitions made by it have contributed to overall growth. Its second-quarter earnings beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate and grew year over year.  Following strong performance in first-half of the year, the company pulled up its 2017 earnings guidance, which instills investors' confidence. The stock has seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for current-year earnings being revised 1.5% upward over the last 60 days. “
  • 8/29/2017 – Total System Services was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Shares of Total System have outperformed the industry, year to date. The company is set to benefit from its robust NetSpend business, while the TransFirst acquisition will support its merchant acquiring business. A number of acquisitions made by it have contributed to overall growth. Its  second-quarter earnings beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate and grew year over year. Following strong results, the company pulled up its 2017 earnings guidance.  However, stiff competition and huge cash outlays on acquisition and investments pose as headwinds. Further, the new rules aimed at boosting consumer protection for prepaid accounts and cards are likely to hurt the company's top-line.”
  • 8/28/2017 – Total System Services is now covered by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They set an “outperform” rating and a $75.00 price target on the stock.
  • 8/18/2017 – Total System Services was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating.
  • 8/9/2017 – Total System Services had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Wedbush. They now have a $72.00 price target on the stock.

Shares of Total System Services, Inc. (TSS) opened at 66.06 on Wednesday. Total System Services, Inc. has a 52 week low of $46.22 and a 52 week high of $70.62. The stock has a market capitalization of $12.17 billion, a PE ratio of 32.05 and a beta of 1.12. The company’s 50 day moving average is $67.06 and its 200-day moving average is $60.39.

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

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, October 2nd. Investors of record on Friday, September 29th were issued a $0.13 dividend. This is an increase from Total System Services’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.10. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, September 20th. This represents a $0.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.79%. Total System Services’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 25.37%.

In other news, Director Philip W. Tomlinson sold 220,974 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $63.65, for a total value of $14,064,995.10. Following the transaction, the director now owns 326,200 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $20,762,630. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, EVP G Sanders Griffith III sold 18,472 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated 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 directly owns 187,684 shares in the company, valued at approximately $11,871,013. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 243,503 shares of company stock worth $15,490,969. 2.60% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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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