FactSet 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.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Industry Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related
Trailing P/E Ratio24.58
Forward P/E Ratio22.71
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$1.22 billion
Price / Sales6.15
Cash Flow$8.5288 per share
Price / Cash22.58
Book Value$15.69 per share
Price / Book12.27
EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$7.31
Net Income$258.25 million
Return on Equity54.00%
Return on Assets22.06%
FactSet (NYSE:FDS) Frequently Asked Questions
What is FactSet's stock symbol?
FactSet trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "FDS."
How often does FactSet pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for FactSet?
FactSet declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, February 7th. Investors of record on Wednesday, February 28th will be paid a dividend of $0.56 per share on Tuesday, March 20th. This represents a $2.24 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.16%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, February 27th. View FactSet's Dividend History.
How will FactSet's stock buyback program work?
FactSet declared that its board has authorized a stock repurchase 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 typically an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.
How were FactSet's earnings last quarter?
FactSet (NYSE:FDS) released its earnings results on Tuesday, March, 27th. The business services provider reported $2.12 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $2.06 by $0.06. The business services provider had revenue of $335.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $333.78 million. FactSet had a return on equity of 54.00% and a net margin of 19.07%. FactSet's quarterly revenue was up 13.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.81 EPS. View FactSet's Earnings History.
When is FactSet's next earnings date?
What guidance has FactSet issued on next quarter's earnings?
FactSet updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Tuesday, March, 27th. The company provided EPS guidance of $8.35-8.55 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $8.35. 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?
14 brokerages have issued twelve-month target prices for FactSet's shares. Their forecasts range from $160.00 to $214.00. On average, they expect FactSet's share price to reach $190.2308 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for FactSet.
Who are some of FactSet's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to FactSet include Match Group (MTCH), 58.com (WUBA), Yandex (YNDX), LINE (LN), Sabre (SABR), TripAdvisor (TRIP), Interxion (INXN), The Stars Group (TSG), Wix.com (WIX), Switch (SWCH), GDS (GDS), The Trade Desk (TTD), TrueCar (TRUE), Jianpu Technology (JT), Internet Initiative Japan (IIJI), HealthStream (HSTM), 21Vianet Group (VNET) and Model N (MODN).
Who are FactSet's key executives?
FactSet's 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 been receiving favorable news coverage?
News headlines about FDS stock have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. FactSet earned a coverage optimism score of 0.11 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news stories about the business services provider an impact score of 45.09 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future.
How do I buy shares of FactSet?
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's stock price today?
One share of FDS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $192.58.
How big of a company is FactSet?
FactSet has a market capitalization of $7.59 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 employs 9,074 workers across the globe.
How can I contact FactSet?
FactSet's 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]
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FactSet (NYSE:FDS) Price Target and Consensus Rating (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
MarketBeat calculates consensus analyst ratings for stocks using the most recent rating from each Wall Street analyst that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Each analyst's rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Analyst consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. Each stock's consensus analyst rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). MarketBeat's consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months. MarketBeat's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.
14 Wall Street analysts have issued ratings and price targets for FactSet in the last 12 months. Their average twelve-month price target is $190.2308, suggesting that the stock has a possible downside of 1.22%. The high price target for FDS is $214.00 and the low price target for FDS is $160.00. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 11 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus rating of "Hold."
|Today||30 Days Ago||90 Days Ago||180 Days Ago|
|Consensus Rating: ||Hold||Hold||Hold||Hold|
|Consensus Rating Score: ||1.93||2.08||2.08||2.10|
|Ratings Breakdown: ||2 Sell Rating(s)|
11 Hold Rating(s)
1 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|1 Sell Rating(s)|
10 Hold Rating(s)
2 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|1 Sell Rating(s)|
10 Hold Rating(s)
2 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|2 Sell Rating(s)|
5 Hold Rating(s)
3 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|Consensus Price Target: ||$190.2308||$182.5833||$180.4167||$170.00|
|Price Target Upside: ||1.22% downside||14.16% downside||7.46% downside||8.48% downside|
FactSet (NYSE:FDS) Consensus Price Target History
FactSet (NYSE:FDS) Analyst Ratings History
(Data available from 4/21/2016 forward)
FactSet (NYSE:FDS) Dividend Information
FactSet pays an annual dividend of $2.24 per share, with a dividend yield of 1.16%. FDS's most recent quarterly dividend payment was Tuesday, March 20. The company has grown its dividend for the last 12 consecutive years and is increasing its dividend by an average of 12.80% each year. FactSet pays out 30.64% of its earnings out as a dividend.
|Most Recent Dividend:||3/20/2018|
|Dividend Growth:||12.80% (3 Year Average)|
|Payout Ratio:||30.64% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings) |
26.42% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
23.65% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
|Track Record:||12 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth|
FactSet (NYSE:FDS) Dividend History by Quarter
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Announced||Period||Amount||Yield||Ex-Dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
FactSet (NYSE FDS) Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History
Insider Ownership Percentage: 2.70%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 95.98%
FactSet (NYSE FDS) Insider Trading History
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Shares Held After Transaction||Details|
|4/13/2018||Maurizio Nicolelli||CFO||Sell||5,675||$198.00||$1,123,650.00||9,129|| |
|4/13/2018||Scott A Billeadeau||Director||Sell||1,500||$197.55||$296,325.00||500|| |
|1/23/2018||Mark J Hale||COO||Sell||48,001||$198.43||$9,524,838.43||6,268|| |
|1/12/2018||Matthew J Mcnulty||VP||Sell||1,000||$198.00||$198,000.00||2,848|| |
|1/8/2018||James J Mcgonigle||Director||Sell||1,186||$193.92||$229,989.12||22,754|| |
|1/3/2018||Scott A Billeadeau||Director||Sell||2,419||$192.30||$465,173.70||4,419|| |
|12/29/2017||Matthew J Mcnulty||VP||Sell||1,400||$192.70||$269,780.00|| |
|12/29/2017||Matthew J Mcnulty||VP||Sell||1,400||$192.70||$269,780.00||3,248|| |
|10/2/2017||Frederick Philip Snow||CEO||Sell||7,334||$181.24||$1,329,214.16||11,262|| |
|10/2/2017||Matthew J Mcnulty||VP||Sell||1,049||$181.00||$189,869.00||2,499|| |
|9/29/2017||Mark J Hale||COO||Sell||9,458||$180.34||$1,705,655.72||11,314|| |
|7/13/2017||Philip A Hadley||Director||Sell||43,842||$163.87||$7,184,388.54||666,494|| |
|7/12/2017||Philip A Hadley||Chairman||Sell||38,942||$163.83||$6,379,867.86||666,494|| |
|7/5/2017||Philip A Hadley||Director||Sell||5,983||$165.55||$990,485.65||705,436|| |
|7/3/2017||Philip A Hadley||Director||Sell||100,017||$168.99||$16,901,872.83||761,436|| |
|6/21/2017||Scott G Miller||EVP||Sell||17,074||$165.78||$2,830,527.72||15,045|| |
|6/13/2017||Joseph E Laird Jr||Director||Sell||1,000||$166.00||$166,000.00||9,000|| |
|4/17/2017||Joseph E Laird Jr||Director||Sell||1,000||$160.00||$160,000.00||10,000|| |
|1/31/2017||Joseph E Laird Jr||Director||Sell||2,146||$171.89||$368,875.94||7,000|| |
|1/12/2017||Maurizio Nicolelli||CFO||Sell||20,429||$167.75||$3,426,964.75||15,071|| |
|1/9/2017||James J Mcgonigle||Director||Sell||3,000||$170.20||$510,600.00||20,335|| |
|1/6/2017||Joseph E Laird Jr||Director||Sell||3,085||$170.00||$524,450.00||2,500|| |
|1/4/2017||James J Mcgonigle||Director||Sell||2,845||$165.94||$472,099.30||21,680|| |
|10/10/2016||Rachel Rebecca Stern||SVP||Sell||1,065||$158.79||$169,111.35||978|| |
|10/5/2016||Frederick Philip Snow||CEO||Sell||6,250||$158.22||$988,875.00||10,551|| |
|7/15/2016||Matthew J Mcnulty||VP||Sell||1,000||$167.50||$167,500.00||3,016|| |
|7/12/2016||Joseph E Laird Jr||Director||Sell||1,000||$165.00||$165,000.00||2,500|| |
|7/1/2016||Joseph E Laird Jr||Director||Sell||1,000||$161.00||$161,000.00||3,500|| |
|4/15/2016||Matthew J Mcnulty||VP||Sell||1,000||$154.00||$154,000.00||3,016|| |
|4/14/2016||Joseph E Laird Jr||Director||Sell||2,500||$151.70||$379,250.00||6,000|| |
|4/14/2016||Rachel Rebecca Stern||SVP||Sell||4,583||$153.37||$702,894.71||6,304|| |
|4/13/2016||Mark J Hale||COO||Sell||1,823||$150.05||$273,541.15||4,969|| |
|4/13/2016||Maurizio Nicolelli||CFO||Sell||367||$150.53||$55,244.51||4,046|| |
|1/14/2016||Joseph E Laird Jr||Director||Sell||1,000||$147.50||$147,500.00||7,000|| |
|1/13/2016||Walter F. Siebecker||Director||Sell||15,137||$146.43||$2,216,510.91||25,828|| |
|1/11/2016||Scott A. Billeadeau||Director||Sell||5,000||$151.07||$755,350.00||365|| |
|1/8/2016||Joseph E. Laird, Jr.||Director||Sell||1,815||$152.08||$276,025.20||8,000|| |
|12/21/2015||Matthew J. Mcnulty||VP||Sell||1,600||$154.67||$247,472.00||2,016|| |
|12/16/2015||James J. Mcgonigle||Director||Sell||1,175||$161.13||$189,327.75||11,519|| |
|10/9/2015||Rachel Rebecca Stern||SVP||Sell||1,720||$163.00||$280,360.00||1,848|| |
|10/6/2015||Frederick Philip Snow||CEO||Sell||2,116||$159.92||$338,390.72||4,340|| |
|7/14/2015||Rachel Rebecca Stern||SVP||Sell||3,527||$163.09||$575,218.43|| |
|7/13/2015||Walter F Siebecker||Director||Sell||14,315||$162.57||$2,327,189.55|| |
|4/15/2015||Philip A Hadley||CEO||Sell||35,000||$159.34||$5,576,900.00|| |
|4/14/2015||Joseph E Laird Jr||Director||Sell||2,500||$158.00||$395,000.00|| |
|4/10/2015||James J Mcgonigle||Director||Sell||3,000||$160.91||$482,730.00|| |
|4/6/2015||Scott A Billeadeau||Director||Sell||4,500||$160.26||$721,170.00|| |
|4/1/2015||Rachel Rebecca Stern||SVP||Sell||875||$160.00||$140,000.00|| |
|3/24/2015||Peter G Walsh||EVP||Sell||45,506||$157.07||$7,147,627.42|| |
|3/23/2015||Peter G Walsh||EVP||Sell||22,000||$156.87||$3,451,140.00|| |
|3/19/2015||Joseph Zimmel||Director||Sell||4,148||$156.60||$649,576.80|| |
|3/19/2015||Maurizio Nicolelli||CFO||Sell||6,670||$156.41||$1,043,254.70|| |
|3/18/2015||Michael D Frankenfield||Vice Chairman||Sell||37,570||$156.75||$5,889,097.50|| |
|1/14/2015||Maurizio Nicolelli||CFO||Sell||326||$139.82||$45,581.32|| |
|1/8/2015||Joseph E Laird Jr||Director||Sell||2,000||$140.08||$280,160.00|| |
|1/8/2015||Michael D Frankenfield||EVP||Sell||10,000||$140.32||$1,403,200.00|| |
|1/6/2015||Scott A Billeadeau||Director||Sell||2,250||$137.87||$310,207.50|| |
|12/30/2014||Michael D Frankenfield||EVP||Sell||60,000||$143.61||$8,616,600.00|| |
|12/23/2014||Philip A Hadley||CEO||Sell||40,000||$143.84||$5,753,600.00|| |
|12/22/2014||Philip A Hadley||CEO||Sell||60,000||$142.57||$8,554,200.00|| |
|12/19/2014||Peter G Walsh||COO||Sell||80,000||$142.12||$11,369,600.00|| |
|12/17/2014||James J Mcgonigle||Director||Sell||1,248||$135.49||$169,091.52|| |
|9/19/2014||Joseph E Laird Jr||Director||Sell||1,500||$124.32||$186,480.00|| |
|7/14/2014||Maurizio Nicolelli||CFO||Sell||2,108||$120.96||$254,983.68|| |
|7/10/2014||Walter F Siebecker||Director||Sell||3,073||$119.33||$366,701.09|| |
|7/1/2014||Michael F Dichristina||Director||Sell||2,710||$120.61||$326,853.10|| |
|6/30/2014||Joseph E Laird Jr||Director||Sell||1,000||$120.00||$120,000.00|| |
|6/27/2014||Walter F Siebecker||Director||Sell||1,427||$118.49||$169,085.23|| |
|6/26/2014||Scott A Billeadeau||Director||Sell||2,250||$117.40||$264,150.00|| |
|6/25/2014||Michael D Frankenfield||EVP||Sell||51,594||$117.04||$6,038,561.76|| |
|6/20/2014||Joseph E Laird Jr||Director||Sell||1,000||$116.49||$116,490.00|| |
|4/14/2014||Joseph Laird, Jr.||Director||Sell||1,000||$103.00||$103,000.00||3,500|| |
|4/4/2014||Rachel Rebecca Stern||SVP||Sell||1,546||$108.00||$166,968.00||1,983|| |
|4/2/2014||Peter Walsh||COO||Sell||30,252||$107.95||$3,265,703.40||21,215|| |
|1/15/2014||Philip Hadley||CEO||Sell||115,000||$107.61||$12,375,150.00||839,140|| |
|1/9/2014||Charles Snyder||Director||Sell||16,597||$106.51||$1,767,746.47||2,007,848|| |
|1/2/2014||Scott Billeadeau||Director||Sell||4,500||$108.58||$488,610.00||50|| |
|10/7/2013||Peter Walsh||COO||Sell||23,000||$112.22||$2,581,060.00||35,260|| |
|9/19/2013||Joseph Laird, Jr.||Director||Sell||2,000||$110.92||$221,840.00|| |
|7/15/2013||Joseph E Laird Jr||Director||Sell||1,000||$107.39||$107,390.00|| |
|7/15/2013||Michael D Frankenfield||EVP||Sell||40,881||$107.16||$4,380,807.96|| |
|7/8/2013||Joseph E Laird Jr||Director||Sell||1,000||$105.64||$105,640.00|| |
|7/3/2013||Kieran M Kennedy||SVP||Sell||2,031||$102.22||$207,608.82|| |
|7/2/2013||Peter G Walsh||COO||Sell||50,000||$103.23||$5,161,500.00|| |
|7/2/2013||Scott A Billeadeau||Director||Sell||4,500||$102.50||$461,250.00|| |
|7/1/2013||Joseph Zimmel||Director||Sell||18,752||$103.63||$1,943,269.76|| |
|7/1/2013||Maurizio Nicolelli||Insider||Sell||11,488||$103.18||$1,185,331.84|| |
|6/21/2013||Joseph E Laird Jr||Director||Sell||3,000||$99.87||$299,610.00|| |
|4/10/2013||Scott A Billeadeau||Director||Sell||2,950||$91.28||$269,276.00|| |
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