Total System Services (TSS) – Investment Analysts’ Weekly Ratings Updates

Total System Services (NYSE: TSS) recently received a number of ratings updates from brokerages and research firms:

  • 2/6/2018 – Total System Services had its price target raised by analysts at Barclays PLC from $90.00 to $96.00. They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock.
  • 1/24/2018 – Total System Services had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus. They now have a $85.00 price target on the stock.
  • 1/24/2018 – Total System Services had its price target raised by analysts at Nomura from $87.00 to $95.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 1/24/2018 – Total System Services was given a new $95.00 price target on by analysts at Wells Fargo & Co. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 1/24/2018 – Total System Services had its price target raised by analysts at Robert W. Baird from $90.00 to $94.00. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • 1/24/2018 – Total System Services had its price target raised by analysts at Morgan Stanley from $84.00 to $89.00. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 1/24/2018 – Total System Services was given a new $102.00 price target on by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 1/24/2018 – Total System Services had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Wedbush. They now have a $100.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $85.00.
  • 1/24/2018 – Total System Services had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at KeyCorp. They now have a $92.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $85.00.
  • 1/24/2018 – Total System Services had its price target raised by analysts at Citigroup Inc from $94.00 to $100.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 1/23/2018 – 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 in last year. The company is set to benefit from its robust NetSpend business, while the TransFirst and Cayan acquisition will support its merchant acquiring business. Numerous acquisitions made by the company have contributed to overall growth. Following a strong performance in the first nine months of the year, the company raised its 2017 earnings guidance, which instills investors' confidence. Total System has strengthened its capital position by reducing debt to its targeted range. Resumption of share buyback is another positive. The stock has seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for 2018 earnings being revised 1.1% upward over the last 90 days. Nevertheless, exposure to foreign exchange volatility and investment expenses might weigh on the margins in the coming quarters.”
  • 1/22/2018 – Total System Services was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $93.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Shares of Total System have outperformed its industry in last year. The company is set to benefit from its robust NetSpend business, while the TransFirst and Cayan acquisition will support its merchant acquiring business. Numerous acquisitions made by the company have contributed to overall growth.  Following a strong performance in the first nine months of the year, the company raised its 2017 earnings guidance, which instills investors' confidence. Total System has strengthened its capital position by reducing debt to its targeted range. Resumption of share buyback is another positive. The stock has seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for 2018 earnings being revised 1.1% upward over the last 90 days. Nevertheless, exposure to foreign exchange volatility and investment expenses might weigh on the margins in the coming quarters.”
  • 1/17/2018 – Total System Services had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG. They now have a $87.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $73.00.
  • 1/12/2018 – 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 in last year. The company is set to benefit from its robust NetSpend business, while the TransFirst and Cayan acquisition will support its merchant acquiring business. Numerous acquisitions made by the company have contributed to overall growth.  Following a strong performance in the first nine months of the year, the company raised its 2017 earnings guidance, which instills investors' confidence. Total System has strengthened its capital position by reducing debt to its targeted range. Resumption of share buyback is another positive. The stock has seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for 2018 earnings being revised 1.7% upward over the last 90 days. Nevertheless, exposure to foreign exchange volatility and investment expenses might weigh on the margins in the coming quarters.”
  • 1/11/2018 – Total System Services was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $91.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Shares of Total System have outperformed its industry in last year. The company is set to benefit from its robust NetSpend business, while the TransFirst acquisition will support its merchant acquiring business. Numerous acquisitions made by the company have contributed to overall growth.  Following a strong performance in the first nine months of the year, the company raised its 2017 earnings guidance, which instills investors' confidence. Total System has strengthened its capital position by reducing debt to its targeted range. Resumption of share buyback is another positive. The stock has seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for 2018 earnings being revised 1.7% upward over the last 90 days. Nevertheless, exposure to foreign exchange volatility and investment expenses might weigh on the margins in the coming quarters.”
  • 1/10/2018 – Total System Services had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Stephens. They now have a $88.00 price target on the stock.
  • 1/10/2018 – Total System Services was upgraded by analysts at Evercore ISI from an “in-line” rating to an “outperform” rating.
  • 1/5/2018 – Total System Services was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $88.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Shares of Total System have outperformed its industry in last year. The company is set to benefit from its robust NetSpend business, while the TransFirst acquisition will support its merchant acquiring business. Numerous acquisitions made by the company have contributed to overall growth.  Following a strong performance in the first nine months of the year, the company raised its 2017 earnings guidance, which instills investors' confidence. Total System has strengthened its capital position by reducing debt to its targeted range. Resumption of share buyback is another positive. The stock has seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for current-year earnings being revised 1.8% upward over the last 60 days. Nevertheless, exposure to foreign exchange volatility and investment expenses might weigh on the margins in the coming quarters.”
  • 1/4/2018 – Total System Services had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada. They now have a $90.00 price target on the stock.
  • 1/4/2018 – Total System Services had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Mizuho. They now have a $85.00 price target on the stock.
  • 12/22/2017 – Total System Services had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. They now have a $91.00 price target on the stock.
  • 12/18/2017 – Total System Services had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings Inc..
  • 12/18/2017 – Total System Services had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Mizuho. They now have a $80.00 price target on the stock.
  • 12/15/2017 – Total System Services was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $86.00 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. Numerous acquisitions made by the company have contributed to overall growth.  Following a strong performance in the first nine months of the year, the company raised its 2017 earnings guidance, which instills investors' confidence. Total System has strengthened its capital position by reducing debt to its targeted range. Resumption of share buyback is another positive. The stock has seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for current-year earnings being revised 1.8% upward over the last 60 days. Nevertheless, exposure to foreign exchange volatility and investment expenses might weigh on the margins in the coming quarters.”
  • 12/15/2017 – Total System Services had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at KeyCorp. They now have a $85.00 price target on the stock.
  • 12/15/2017 – Total System Services had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Robert W. Baird. They now have a $84.00 price target on the stock.
  • 12/14/2017 – 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. Numerous acquisitions made by the company have contributed to overall growth.  Following a strong performance in the first nine months of the year, the company raised its 2017 earnings guidance, which instills investors' confidence. Total System has strengthened its capital position by reducing debt to its targeted range. Resumption of share buyback is another positive. The stock has seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for current-year earnings being revised 1.8% upward over the last 60 days. Nevertheless, exposure to foreign exchange volatility and investment expenses might weigh on the margins in the coming quarters.”

Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE TSS) traded up $0.31 on Monday, reaching $83.66. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 179,559 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,468,328. Total System Services, Inc. has a 52 week low of $50.96 and a 52 week high of $89.92. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.12, a current ratio of 1.09 and a quick ratio of 1.03. The stock has a market capitalization of $15,323.58, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.47, a PEG ratio of 1.44 and a beta of 1.13.

Total System Services (NYSE:TSS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 23rd. The credit services provider reported $0.82 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.03. Total System Services had a return on equity of 26.21% and a net margin of 11.90%. The business had revenue of $870.61 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $848.20 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.71 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 10.8% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts predict that Total System Services, Inc. will post 3.96 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, EVP Patricia A. Watson sold 9,596 shares of Total System Services stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, January 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $88.42, for a total transaction of $848,478.32. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, EVP Patricia A. Watson sold 2,274 shares of Total System Services stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $83.35, for a total value of $189,537.90. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 27,253 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,271,537.55. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 107,150 shares of company stock valued at $9,082,385 in the last ninety days. Corporate insiders own 2.60% of the company’s stock.

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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