NYSE:FDS - FactSet Research Systems Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$205.13 +3.36 (+1.67 %)
(As of 07/17/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$201.77
Today's Range$201.46 - $205.50
52-Week Range$155.09 - $217.36
Volume339,500 shs
Average Volume309,394 shs
Market Capitalization$7.76 billion
P/E Ratio28.06
Dividend Yield1.27%
FactSet Research Systems logoFactSet Research Systems Inc. provides integrated financial information and analytical applications to the investment community in the United States, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. It delivers insight and information to financial investment professionals through its analytics, services, contents, and technologies. The company integrates datasets and analytics across asset classes, and supports the workflow of buy-side and sell-side clients. Its applications suite offers tools and resources, including company and industry analyses, full screening tools, portfolio analysis, risk profiles, alpha-testing, portfolio optimization, and research management solutions. The company enables its clients to streamline real-time data and historical information, including quotes, estimates, news, and commentary, as well as offers unique and third-party content through desktop, wireless, and off-platform solutions. It serves portfolio managers, wealth managers, research and performance analysts, risk managers, research professionals, investment bankers, and fixed income professionals. FactSet Research Systems Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related
Sub-IndustryApplication Software
SectorBusiness Services


Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.07
Current Ratio2.17
Quick Ratio2.53


Trailing P/E Ratio28.06
Forward P/E Ratio24.02
P/E Growth2.23

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.22 billion
Price / Sales6.44
Cash Flow$8.7364 per share
Price / Cash23.48
Book Value$13.96 per share
Price / Book14.69


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$7.31
Net Income$258.25 million
Net Margins19.37%
Return on Equity55.91%
Return on Assets22.72%


Outstanding Shares38,360,000
Market Cap$7,755.99

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FactSet Research Systems (NYSE:FDS) Frequently Asked Questions

What is FactSet Research Systems' stock symbol?

FactSet Research Systems trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "FDS."

How often does FactSet Research Systems pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for FactSet Research Systems?

FactSet Research Systems declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, May 7th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.64 per share on Tuesday, June 19th. This represents a $2.56 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.25%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, May 30th. This is a boost from FactSet Research Systems's previous quarterly dividend of $0.56. View FactSet Research Systems' Dividend History.

How will FactSet Research Systems' stock buyback program work?

FactSet Research Systems declared that its board has authorized a share repurchase plan on Wednesday, March 28th 2018, which permits the company to buyback $300,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to repurchase up to 3.8% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are typically an indication that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

How were FactSet Research Systems' earnings last quarter?

FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, June, 26th. The business services provider reported $2.18 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.13 by $0.05. The business services provider had revenue of $339.90 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $339.65 million. FactSet Research Systems had a net margin of 19.37% and a return on equity of 55.91%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 8.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $1.85 EPS. View FactSet Research Systems' Earnings History.

When is FactSet Research Systems' next earnings date?

FactSet Research Systems is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, September, 25th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for FactSet Research Systems.

What guidance has FactSet Research Systems issued on next quarter's earnings?

FactSet Research Systems updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Tuesday, June, 26th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $8.37-8.62 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $8.48. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.34-1.36 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.35 billion.

What price target have analysts set for FDS?

13 brokers have issued twelve-month target prices for FactSet Research Systems' stock. Their predictions range from $175.00 to $214.00. On average, they anticipate FactSet Research Systems' share price to reach $193.6667 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 5.6%. View Analyst Ratings for FactSet Research Systems.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for FactSet Research Systems?

13 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for FactSet Research Systems in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 10 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."

What are Wall Street analysts saying about FactSet Research Systems stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about FactSet Research Systems stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "FactSet reported strong third-quarter fiscal 2018 results with earnings and revenues surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate. FactSet is one of the leading providers of online integrated data-related products and services for the investment community. Acquisitions have been a key growth catalyst. The company’s healthy balance sheet has enabled it to undertake shareholder friendly moves like share buybacks and dividend payments. In fact, the company has outperformed the industry’s growth in the past year. However, the company’s operation in highly competitive markets, where it is pitted against other players providing financial market data, analytics and related services, remains a concern. Further, multiple acquisitions increase the company’s exposure to integration risks. A debt-laden balance sheet acts as another major headwind." (6/28/2018)
  • 2. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, ". We maintain our Neutral rating on FDS and our 12-month PT of $203*. FactSet reported top line results in line with consensus, while earnings topped estimates, aided by a lower than expected tax rate. Organic ASV growth was 5.3% y/y, below the 5.8% growth in the previous period, with buy-side growth decelerating. Adjusted operating margin was below expectations, down 100 bps y/ y. We look to the call for details on the impact from client headwinds, color on ASV and margin results/outlook." (6/26/2018)

Who are some of FactSet Research Systems' key competitors?

Who are FactSet Research Systems' key executives?

FactSet Research Systems' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Philip A. Hadley, Exec. Chairman (Age 56)
  • Mr. Frederick Philip Snow, CEO & Director (Age 54)
  • Mr. Maurizio Nicolelli, CFO & Sr. VP (Age 50)
  • Mr. John W. Wiseman, Exec. VP and Global Head of Sales & Client Solutions (Age 49)
  • Mr. Edward Baker-Greene, Chief HR Officer & Sr. VP (Age 55)

Has FactSet Research Systems been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about FDS stock have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. FactSet Research Systems earned a coverage optimism score of 0.02 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news stories about the business services provider an impact score of 46.63 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days.

Who are FactSet Research Systems' major shareholders?

FactSet Research Systems' stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include American Capital Management Inc. (0.72%), Tandem Investment Advisors Inc. (0.17%), Capital Investment Services of America Inc. (0.14%), Bath Savings Trust Co (0.12%), Wendell David Associates Inc. (0.10%) and Tikehau Investment Management (0.09%). Company insiders that own FactSet Research Systems stock include Frederick Philip Snow, James J Mcgonigle, Joseph E Laird Jr, Mark J Hale, Matthew J Mcnulty, Maurizio Nicolelli, Philip A Hadley, Rachel Rebecca Stern, Scott A Billeadeau and Scott G Miller. View Institutional Ownership Trends for FactSet Research Systems.

Which institutional investors are selling FactSet Research Systems stock?

FDS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Carderock Capital Management Inc., Atria Investments LLC and Bath Savings Trust Co. Company insiders that have sold FactSet Research Systems company stock in the last year include Frederick Philip Snow, James J Mcgonigle, Mark J Hale, Matthew J Mcnulty, Maurizio Nicolelli and Scott A Billeadeau. View Insider Buying and Selling for FactSet Research Systems.

Which institutional investors are buying FactSet Research Systems stock?

FDS stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Wendell David Associates Inc., Tikehau Investment Management, Profit Investment Management LLC, Bright Rock Capital Management LLC, Bank of Montreal Can, RDL Financial Inc., State of Alaska Department of Revenue and American Capital Management Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for FactSet Research Systems.

How do I buy shares of FactSet Research Systems?

Shares of FDS 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 FactSet Research Systems' stock price today?

One share of FDS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $205.13.

How big of a company is FactSet Research Systems?

FactSet Research Systems has a market capitalization of $7.76 billion and generates $1.22 billion in revenue each year. The business services provider earns $258.25 million in net income (profit) each year or $7.31 on an earnings per share basis. FactSet Research Systems employs 9,074 workers across the globe.

How can I contact FactSet Research Systems?

FactSet Research Systems' mailing address is 601 MERRITT 7, NORWALK CT, 06851. The business services provider can be reached via phone at 203-810-1000 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for FactSet Research Systems (NYSE FDS)

Community Ranking:  1.4 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  170 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  457 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  627
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This page was last updated on 7/17/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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