Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV) saw unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors acquired 787 call options on the company. This is an increase of Infinity compared to the typical daily volume of 0 call options.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Fiserv from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $130.00 price objective on shares of Fiserv in a report on Wednesday. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $126.00 price objective on shares of Fiserv in a report on Wednesday. Cowen and Company reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $115.00 price objective on shares of Fiserv in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $146.00 price objective (up previously from $136.00) on shares of Fiserv in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. Ten analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. Fiserv has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $128.45.

Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) opened at $127.03 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $26,472.93, a PE ratio of 26.08, a P/E/G ratio of 2.17 and a beta of 0.82. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.14, a current ratio of 1.01 and a quick ratio of 0.96. Fiserv has a 12-month low of $97.06 and a 12-month high of $130.20.

Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The business services provider reported $1.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.30 by ($0.03). The company had revenue of $1.40 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.45 billion. Fiserv had a net margin of 16.31% and a return on equity of 43.56%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 1.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.14 EPS. equities analysts forecast that Fiserv will post 5.09 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, Director Kim M. Robak sold 6,124 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, September 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $124.54, for a total value of $762,682.96. Following the sale, the director now owns 42,141 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,248,240.14. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider Jeffery W. Yabuki sold 17,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $122.02, for a total transaction of $2,074,340.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 269,151 shares in the company, valued at approximately $32,841,805.02. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 57,124 shares of company stock worth $7,133,943 over the last three months. 1.80% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Elefante Mark B boosted its position in shares of Fiserv by 0.3% during the 2nd quarter. Elefante Mark B now owns 5,715 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $699,000 after purchasing an additional 15 shares in the last quarter. Roberts Glore & Co. Inc. IL boosted its position in shares of Fiserv by 0.6% during the 2nd quarter. Roberts Glore & Co. Inc. IL now owns 3,290 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $402,000 after purchasing an additional 20 shares in the last quarter. Nwam LLC boosted its position in shares of Fiserv by 1.9% during the 2nd quarter. Nwam LLC now owns 1,871 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $229,000 after purchasing an additional 35 shares in the last quarter. OLD National Bancorp IN boosted its position in shares of Fiserv by 2.8% during the 2nd quarter. OLD National Bancorp IN now owns 1,912 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $234,000 after purchasing an additional 52 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Burney Co. boosted its position in shares of Fiserv by 0.7% during the 2nd quarter. Burney Co. now owns 8,473 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $1,030,000 after purchasing an additional 55 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 87.85% of the company’s stock.

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Fiserv Company Profile

Fiserv, Inc is a provider of financial services technology. The Company provides account processing systems; electronic payments processing products and services, such as electronic bill payments, transaction processing, account-to-account transfers, and person-to-person payments; Internet and mobile banking systems, and related services, including document and payment card production and distribution, and lending and risk management products and services.

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