NYSE:FDS - FactSet Research Systems Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$231.33 -1.94 (-0.83 %)
(As of 09/21/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$231.33
Today's Range$230.97 - $234.76
52-Week Range$165.99 - $237.29
Volume476,720 shs
Average Volume209,125 shs
Market Capitalization$8.95 billion
P/E Ratio31.65
Dividend Yield1.10%
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 Ratio2.17


Trailing P/E Ratio31.65
Forward P/E Ratio27.09
P/E Growth2.28

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.22 billion
Price / Sales7.27
Cash Flow$8.5425 per share
Price / Cash27.08
Book Value$14.27 per share
Price / Book16.21


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$8.95 billion

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 announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, August 10th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.64 per share on Tuesday, September 18th. This represents a $2.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.11%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 30th. View FactSet Research Systems' Dividend History.

How will FactSet Research Systems' stock buyback program work?

FactSet Research Systems announced that its board has approved a share buyback plan on Wednesday, March 28th 2018, which permits the company to repurchase $300,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy up to 3.8% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are generally an indication that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

How were FactSet Research Systems' earnings last quarter?

FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) released its earnings results on Tuesday, June, 26th. The business services provider reported $2.18 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $2.13 by $0.05. The business services provider earned $339.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $339.65 million. FactSet Research Systems had a return on equity of 55.91% and a net margin of 19.37%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 8.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.85 earnings per share. 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 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 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for FactSet Research Systems' stock. Their predictions range from $175.00 to $214.00. On average, they anticipate FactSet Research Systems' stock price to reach $195.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 15.7%. View Analyst Price Targets 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." View Analyst Ratings for FactSet Research Systems.

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 is one of the leading providers of integrated data-related products and services to the investment community. It looks strong on the back of higher organic revenues, increase in annual subscription value and robust global network. Acquisitions have been a key growth catalyst. The company’s efforts to reward its shareholders through share buybacks and dividend payments are appreciable. The company has outperformed the industry’s growth in the past year. Despite such tailwinds, FactSet continues to face stiff competition from other players providing financial market data, analytics and related services, in the market. Pricing pressure is a major concern. While multiple acquisitions increase the company’s exposure to integration risks, global presence makes it vulnerable to foreign currency risk. A debt-laden balance sheet is another major concern." (8/28/2018)
  • 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. 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)
  • Mr. Maurizio Nicolelli, Exec. Officer (Age 50)

Who are FactSet Research Systems' major shareholders?

FactSet Research Systems' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (8.83%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (5.16%), Morgan Stanley (4.41%), Bank of America Corp DE (2.36%), Disciplined Growth Investors Inc. MN (1.57%) and Investec Asset Management LTD (1.52%). 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 major investors are selling FactSet Research Systems stock?

FDS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Investec Asset Management LTD, Investec Asset Management North America Inc., Bank of America Corp DE, Janus Henderson Group PLC, Wells Fargo & Company MN, Morgan Stanley, Bank of New York Mellon Corp and Bank of New York Mellon Corp. 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, Philip A Hadley and Scott A Billeadeau. View Insider Buying and Selling for FactSet Research Systems.

Which major investors are buying FactSet Research Systems stock?

FDS stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BTIM Corp., BlackRock Inc., Millennium Management LLC, Schroder Investment Management Group, Schroder Investment Management Group, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Epoch Investment Partners Inc. and WINTON GROUP Ltd. 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 $231.33.

How big of a company is FactSet Research Systems?

FactSet Research Systems has a market capitalization of $8.95 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.

What is FactSet Research Systems' official website?

The official website for FactSet Research Systems is http://www.factset.com.

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:  1.5 out of 5 (star half star)
Outperform Votes:  212 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  501 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  713
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about FactSet Research Systems and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe FDS will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe FDS will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 9/22/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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