Several analysts have commented on the stock. Morgan Stanley reduced their price objective on shares of FactSet Research Systems from $ 362.00 to $ 338.00 and set an underweight rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a buy rating and set a $ 432.00 target price on shares of FactSet Research Systems in a report on Friday, March 25th. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft cut their target price on shares of FactSet Research Systems from $ 468.00 to $ 402.00 in a report on Friday, June 17th. Redburn Partners assumed coverage on shares of FactSet Research Systems in a report on Tuesday, May 17th. They set a sell rating for the company. Finally, StockNews.com raised shares of FactSet Research Systems from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Saturday, June 18th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. According to data from MarketBeat, the company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $ 426.33.
Shares of NYSE FDS opened at $ 359.94 on Thursday. The firm has a market cap of $ 13.64 billion, a PE ratio of 33.08, a PEG ratio of 2.76 and a beta of 0.83. The firm has a fifty day moving average of $ 383.83 and a 200 day moving average of $ 416.83. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47, a quick ratio of 3.72 and a current ratio of 3.72. FactSet Research Systems has a one year low of $ 326.21 and a one year high of $ 495.39.
FactSet Research Systems (NYSE: FDS – Get Rating) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March 24th. The business services provider reported $ 3.27 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $ 2.96 by $ 0.31. The company had revenue of $ 431.10 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $ 427.09 million. FactSet Research Systems had a net margin of 25.15% and a return on equity of 42.88%. The firm’s revenue was up 10.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $ 2.72 EPS. On average, equities analysts predict that FactSet Research Systems will post 13.01 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, June 16th. Investors of record on Tuesday, May 31st were issued a $ 0.89 dividend. This represents a $ 3.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.99%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, May 27th. This is a positive change from FactSet Research Systems’s previous quarterly dividend of $ 0.82. FactSet Research Systems’ payout ratio is presently 32.72%.
In other FactSet Research Systems news, CEO Frederick Philip Snow sold 2,500 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $ 370.95, for a total value of $ 927,375.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 3,988 shares in the company, valued at approximately $ 1,479,348.60. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Joseph Zimmel sold 1,207 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, April 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $ 443.11, for a total transaction of $ 534,833.77. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 2,542 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $ 1,126,385.62. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 28,277 shares of company stock worth $ 12,184,602. Insiders own 0.83% of the company’s stock.
Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Covestor Ltd raised its holdings in FactSet Research Systems by 100.0% in the 1st quarter. Covestor Ltd now owns 332 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $ 144,000 after acquiring an additional 166 shares during the last quarter. Maverick Capital Ltd. increased its holdings in shares of FactSet Research Systems by 137.9% during the 1st quarter. Maverick Capital Ltd. now owns 464 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $ 201,000 after buying an additional 269 shares during the last quarter. Toroso Investments LLC acquired a new stake in shares of FactSet Research Systems during the 1st quarter worth approximately $ 203,000. Beacon Pointe Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of FactSet Research Systems during the 1st quarter worth approximately $ 236,000. Finally, Sequoia Financial Advisors LLC increased its holdings in shares of FactSet Research Systems by 14.2% during the 1st quarter. Sequoia Financial Advisors LLC now owns 579 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $ 251,000 after buying an additional 72 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 89.99% of the company’s stock.
FactSet Research Systems Company Profile (Get Rating)
FactSet Research Systems Inc, a financial data and analytics company, provides integrated financial information and analytical applications to the investment community in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific. The company delivers insight and information through the workflow solutions of research, analytics and trading, content and technology solutions, and wealth.
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