Wall Street analysts will be watching closely when First Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC) reports its quarterly earnings next, which is scheduled for Mon 11 Feb (In 29 Days). Looking at the latest analyst forecasts, the current earnings-per-share (EPS) consensus estimate is sitting at $0.41 per share. In the preceding quarter, the company reportedly generated EPS of $0.35 per share of its common stock. Looking at profitability indicators, this organization has an operating margin of 18.10%, a profit margin of 17.50% and a gross margin of 54.40%.
Speaking of Wall Street analysts, a number of market experts at top investment banks have recently posted their updated ratings on shares of First Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC). Most recently, on August 17th, 2018, Atlantic Equities Upgrade a Overweight rating. Before that, on June 15th, 2018, Raymond James Resumed to Outperform. Goldman Upgrade a Buy rating on June 11th, 2018, Bernstein Initiated an Outperform rating on March 28th, 2018, and Bernstein Upgrade a Outperform rating on February 14th, 2018.
At its current price point, combined with the fact that this company has 951.15M shares outstanding, the current market capitalization sits at 16.44B. In the last trading day, 6,889,711 shares of First Data Corporation were traded, which compares to its usual volume of about 10.56M 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 $0.46 in the past five trading days, resulting in a percentage change of +2.73% and a moving average of 17.44. In the past 20 days, its price changed by -$0.37 (which is -2.10%) and the stock’s moving average was 16.81. Looking back a full 50 days, shares of FDC changed by -$0.73 (which is -4.05%) and demonstrated a moving average of 17.66.
Staying in the same analytical area, this company’s stock has demonstrated a 9-day Stochastic %K score of 79.25%, a 14-day Stochastic %K score of 82.58% and a 20-day Stochastic %K score of 77.68%. Using a similar metric, First Data Corporation (FDC) shares showed a Stochastic %D of 85.70% over the past 9 days, a Stochastic %D score of 87.77% over the last 14 days, and a 20-day Stochastic %D of 75.21%. Meanwhile, this stock’s MACD Oscillator was 0.39 over the past 9 days, 0.63 over the past two weeks, and 0.72 in the last 20 days.
As recent trading data suggests, this company’s shares have been hovering close to the $17.28 level. Over the past 12 months, this stock has experienced a high price of $26.62 and a low of $14.73. Top market experts pay heightened attention to a stock as it is getting closer to a notable historic high price or low price.
The Vanguard Group Inc purchased more shares of this company during the last fiscal quarter, as we can observe in the latest corresponding filing from First Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This specific major shareholder, at the end of the quarter, held 46,499,341 shares of the company’s stock following the addition of 7,425,338 to this investor’s holdings during the three-month period. This share count represents that The Vanguard Group Inc now held 8.20% stake in First Data Corporation (FDC)’s shares.
Just in the most recent trading day, First Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC) experienced a high price of $17.46 and low point of $17.05. At the end of the last trading session, this stock was at 17.28 per share, following a loss of -$0.12, or -1.54% during the full day.