FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) VP Matthew J. Mcnulty sold 1,000 shares of FactSet Research Systems stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, January 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $198.00, for a total transaction of $198,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 2,848 shares in the company, valued at $563,904. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

FactSet Research Systems Inc. (FDS) traded up $0.58 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $198.33. 406,679 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 333,520. FactSet Research Systems Inc. has a twelve month low of $155.09 and a twelve month high of $207.25. The company has a quick ratio of 2.64, a current ratio of 2.64 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.93. The company has a market capitalization of $7,716.97, a PE ratio of 29.91, a PEG ratio of 2.24 and a beta of 0.97.

FactSet Research Systems (NYSE:FDS) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, December 19th. The business services provider reported $2.04 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.98 by $0.06. FactSet Research Systems had a net margin of 20.76% and a return on equity of 54.65%. The business had revenue of $329.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $330.49 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.75 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 14.2% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts predict that FactSet Research Systems Inc. will post 8.32 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, December 19th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 30th were given a dividend of $0.56 per share. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, November 29th. This represents a $2.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.13%. FactSet Research Systems’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 33.79%.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company boosted its position in shares of FactSet Research Systems by 288.3% during the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 497,418 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $82,660,000 after purchasing an additional 369,323 shares in the last quarter. Junto Capital Management LP bought a new stake in shares of FactSet Research Systems during the second quarter valued at approximately $20,424,000. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC boosted its position in shares of FactSet Research Systems by 51.3% during the second quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 269,969 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $44,863,000 after purchasing an additional 91,484 shares in the last quarter. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership boosted its position in shares of FactSet Research Systems by 1,577.6% during the second quarter. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership now owns 82,200 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $13,660,000 after purchasing an additional 77,300 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Janus Henderson Group PLC boosted its position in shares of FactSet Research Systems by 65.2% during the second quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 188,562 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $31,335,000 after purchasing an additional 74,406 shares in the last quarter. 93.89% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

A number of research firms have recently issued reports on FDS. Northcoast Research downgraded shares of FactSet Research Systems from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 5th. DA Davidson assumed coverage on shares of FactSet Research Systems in a research note on Thursday, December 14th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $174.00 target price for the company. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of FactSet Research Systems from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 14th. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $199.00 target price on shares of FactSet Research Systems in a research note on Thursday, December 21st. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group assumed coverage on shares of FactSet Research Systems in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $194.00 target price for the company. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $183.46.

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FactSet Research Systems Company Profile

Factset Research Systems Inc is engaged in providing integrated financial information and big data analytical applications for the global investment community. The Company’s segments include the U.S., Europe and Asia Pacific. The U.S. segment services finance professionals, including financial institutions throughout the Americas.

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