NYSE:FDC - First Data Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$25.38 +0.26 (+1.04 %)
(As of 04/22/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$25.12
Today's Range$24.99 - $25.42
52-Week Range$14.73 - $27.15
Volume662,600 shs
Average Volume8.97 million shs
Market Capitalization$23.79 billion
P/E Ratio20.83
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta2.28
First Data Corporation provides commerce enabled technology and solutions for merchants, financial institutions, and card issuers in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific. The company operates through three segments: Global Business Solutions, Global Financial Solutions, and Network & Security Solutions. The Global Business Solutions segment provides solutions to merchants, such as retail point of sale merchant acquiring, e-commerce, and mobile payment services, as well as cloud based point of sale operating system that include a marketplace for proprietary and third party applications. The Global Finance Solutions segment provides technology solutions for bank and non-bank issuers, such as credit, retail private label, commercial card, and loan processing, as well as licensed financial software systems; suite of account services that include card personalization and embossing, customer communications, and professional services; and call center solutions and back office processing. The Network & Security Solutions segment offers EFT network, stored value network, and security and fraud solutions, as well as other value added solutions to its clients in GBS and GFS segments, smaller financial institutions, and other enterprise clients. First Data Corporation was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Business services, not elsewhere classified
Sub-IndustryN/A
SectorBusiness Services
CUSIPN/A
Phone800-735-3362

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$9.50 billion
Cash Flow$2.4241 per share
Book Value$7.44 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.01 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees19,000
Market Cap$23.79 billion
Next Earnings Date4/30/2019 (Confirmed)
OptionableOptionable

First Data (NYSE:FDC) Frequently Asked Questions

What is First Data's stock symbol?

First Data trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "FDC."

How were First Data's earnings last quarter?

First Data Corp (NYSE:FDC) issued its earnings results on Wednesday, February, 6th. The business services provider reported $0.38 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.06. The business services provider earned $2.19 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.19 billion. First Data had a net margin of 10.58% and a return on equity of 18.14%. First Data's revenue was up 2.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.44 EPS. View First Data's Earnings History.

When is First Data's next earnings date?

First Data is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, April 30th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for First Data.

What guidance has First Data issued on next quarter's earnings?

First Data issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Wednesday, February, 6th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.55-1.58 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.58. First Data also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $1.55-1.58 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for FDC?

27 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for First Data's stock. Their forecasts range from $20.00 to $35.00. On average, they anticipate First Data's share price to reach $25.0584 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 1.3%. View Analyst Price Targets for First Data.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for First Data?

27 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for First Data in the last year. There are currently 19 hold ratings and 8 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for First Data.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about First Data stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about First Data stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "First Data performed impressively in the fourth quarter of 2018, wherein earnings and revenues beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate. The company continues to benefit from its growing enterprise business. Appropriate segmentation of business allows the company to strengthen its global client base and further globalize its offerings. Acquisitions and strategic partnerships and agreements have been playing a significant role in shaping the growth trajectory of First Data. The company has outperformed the industry it belongs to in the past six months. On the flip side, acquisition related integration risks are likely to weigh on the company’s balance sheet. Global presence makes First Data vulnerable to foreign exchange risk. The company's all three business segments experience seasonality, with stronger demand in the fourth quarter and weaker demand in the first quarter, relative to second and third quarters." (2/13/2019)
  • 2. SunTrust Banks, Inc. analysts commented, "We are revisiting TiVo Corporation (TIVO) ahead of our hosted management meeting at CES on Tuesday, 1/8, in order to both rationalize the necessity to get an update on new technology development by the company and highlight a detail in last week’s 8-K filing that we believe to be particularly timely." (1/7/2019)
  • 3. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, ": We maintain our Neutral rating on FDC and lower our PT to $20 from $23 given a lower outlook due to FX. Our Neutral rating is based on the company’s below-industry growth rate and comparative leverage. Quarterly top- line results were below FactSet expectations as all segments missed, due to FX and divestitures in the GFS business, whose impact was greater than expected. GBS a point of focus, was up in the mid-single digits on an organic constant currency (cc) basis. Total GBS decelerated to 6% organic growth from 8% last quarter." (10/29/2018)

Has First Data been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about FDC stock has been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. First Data earned a media sentiment score of 1.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the business services provider a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days.

Are investors shorting First Data?

First Data saw a decrease in short interest during the month of March. As of March 15th, there was short interest totalling 30,836,113 shares, a decrease of 6.0% from the February 28th total of 32,814,284 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 8,030,835 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.8 days. Approximately 5.6% of the company's stock are short sold. View First Data's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of First Data's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of First Data own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other First Data investors own include Intelsat (I), Bank of America (BAC), Fossil Group (FOSL), Chaarat Gold (CGH), Associated British Foods (ABF), AMC Entertainment (AMC), Apollo Global Management (APO), Ciena (CIEN), tronc (TRNC) and China Unicom (Hong Kong) (CHU).

Who are First Data's key executives?

First Data's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Frank J. Bisignano, Chairman & CEO (Age 60)
  • Mr. Guy Chiarello, Pres (Age 59)
  • Mr. Himanshu A. Patel, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 43)
  • Mr. John F. Whorley Jr., Exec. VP & Head of First Data Education (Age 57)
  • Mr. Samir Michael Zabaneh, Exec. VP (Age 52)

Who are First Data's major shareholders?

First Data's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Strs Ohio (0.23%), Havens Advisors LLC (0.03%), Tibra Equities Europe Ltd (0.02%), Deltec Asset Management LLC (0.02%), Gulf International Bank UK Ltd (0.01%) and Dudley & Shanley Inc. (0.01%). Company insiders that own First Data stock include Andrew Gelb, Anthony S Marino, Barry C Mccarthy, Christopher M Foskett, Cynthia A Armine-Klein, Daniel J Charron, Frank Bisignano, Guy Chiarello, Ivo M Distelbrink, James E Nevels, Jeff Shanahan, John F Whorley Jr, Matthew Cagwin and Thomas Joseph Higgins. View Institutional Ownership Trends for First Data.

Which major investors are selling First Data stock?

FDC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Dudley & Shanley Inc., Deltec Asset Management LLC, Tributary Capital Management LLC, First Hawaiian Bank, Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust Co., State of Alaska Department of Revenue and First Manhattan Co.. Company insiders that have sold First Data company stock in the last year include Andrew Gelb, Anthony S Marino, Barry C Mccarthy, Christopher M Foskett, Cynthia A Armine-Klein, Daniel J Charron, Guy Chiarello, Ivo M Distelbrink, Jeff Shanahan, John F Whorley Jr and Thomas Joseph Higgins. View Insider Buying and Selling for First Data.

Which major investors are buying First Data stock?

FDC stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Havens Advisors LLC, Strs Ohio, Tibra Equities Europe Ltd, Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC, Shorepoint Capital Partners LLC, CenturyLink Investment Management Co, Virtu Financial LLC and DNB Asset Management AS. Company insiders that have bought First Data stock in the last two years include Frank Bisignano, James E Nevels and Jeff Shanahan. View Insider Buying and Selling for First Data.

How do I buy shares of First Data?

Shares of FDC can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is First Data's stock price today?

One share of FDC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $25.38.

How big of a company is First Data?

First Data has a market capitalization of $23.79 billion and generates $9.50 billion in revenue each year. The business services provider earns $1.01 billion in net income (profit) each year or $1.21 on an earnings per share basis. First Data employs 19,000 workers across the globe.

What is First Data's official website?

The official website for First Data is http://www.firstdata.com.

How can I contact First Data?

First Data's mailing address is 225 LIBERTY STREET 29 th FLOOR, NEW YORK NY, 10281. The business services provider can be reached via phone at 800-735-3362 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for First Data (NYSE FDC)

Community Ranking:  2.8 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  468 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  356 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  824
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about First Data and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe FDC will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe FDC will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 4/22/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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