Fiserv, Inc. (FISV): Finding A Signal Amidst The Noise

Wall Street analysts will be watching closely when Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV) reports its quarterly earnings next, which is scheduled for Wed 6 Feb (In 24 Days). Looking at the latest analyst forecasts, the current earnings-per-share (EPS) consensus estimate is sitting at $0.85 per share. In the preceding quarter, the company reportedly generated EPS of $0.75 per share of its common stock. Looking at profitability indicators, this organization has an operating margin of 30.00%, a profit margin of 25.00% and a gross margin of 47.70%.

Speaking of Wall Street analysts, a number of market experts at top investment banks have recently posted their updated ratings on shares of Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV). Most recently, on December 20th, 2018, Edward Jones Upgrade a Buy rating. Before that, on December 11th, 2018, Goldman Upgrade to Buy. JP Morgan Downgrade a Underweight rating on August 14th, 2018, SunTrust Upgrade an Buy rating on February 9th, 2018, and RBC Capital Mkts Reiterated a Sector Perform rating on August 2nd, 2017.

At its current price point, combined with the fact that this company has 399.98M shares outstanding, the current market capitalization sits at 29.64B. In the last trading day, 1,360,071 shares of Fiserv, Inc. were traded, which compares to its usual volume of about 2.23M shares per day of trading.

If we compare this company’s current price to its recent pricing activity, we can see that the price has changed by $0.88 in the past five trading days, resulting in a percentage change of +1.20% and a moving average of 73.68. In the past 20 days, its price changed by -$3.54 (which is -4.56%) and the stock’s moving average was 73.11. Looking back a full 50 days, shares of FISV changed by -$3.08 (which is -3.99%) and demonstrated a moving average of 75.89.

Staying in the same analytical area, this company’s stock has demonstrated a 9-day Stochastic %K score of 88.98%, a 14-day Stochastic %K score of 88.38% and a 20-day Stochastic %K score of 53.76%. Using a similar metric, Fiserv, Inc. (FISV) shares showed a Stochastic %D of 85.32% over the past 9 days, a Stochastic %D score of 78.31% over the last 14 days, and a 20-day Stochastic %D of 50.45%. Meanwhile, this stock’s MACD Oscillator was 0.88 over the past 9 days, 1.41 over the past two weeks, and 0.83 in the last 20 days.

As recent trading data suggests, this company’s shares have been hovering close to the $74.10 level. Over the past 12 months, this stock has experienced a high price of $82.79 and a low of $62.76. Top market experts pay heightened attention to a stock as it is getting closer to a notable historic high price or low price.

T Rowe Price Associates Inc sold more shares of this company during the last fiscal quarter, as we can observe in the latest corresponding filing from Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This specific major shareholder, at the end of the quarter, held 44,597,280 shares of the company’s stock following the subtraction of -5,886,673 to this investor’s holdings during the three-month period. This share count represents that T Rowe Price Associates Inc now held 11.19% stake in Fiserv, Inc. (FISV)’s shares.

Just in the most recent trading day, Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV) experienced a high price of $74.14 and low point of $73.52. At the end of the last trading session, this stock was at 74.1 per share, following a loss of -$0.43, or -0.38% during the full day.