NYSE:FDS - FactSet Research Systems Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $224.45 +2.74 (+1.24 %) (As of 02/15/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$224.45Today's Range$222.03 - $224.5452-Week Range$184.48 - $237.95Volume211,805 shsAverage Volume241,506 shsMarket Capitalization$8.54 billionP/E Ratio26.31Dividend Yield1.15%Beta1.06 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email FactSet Research Systems Inc. provides integrated financial information and analytical applications to the investment community in the United States, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. The company delivers insight and information to financial investment professionals through its analytics, services, contents, and technologies. 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 comprising quotes, estimates, news, and commentary, as well as provides proprietary and third-party content through desktop, Web, mobile, and off-platform solutions. It serves portfolio managers, investment research professionals, investment bankers, risk and performance analysts, and wealth advisors. FactSet Research Systems Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut. Receive FDS News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for FDS and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related Sub-IndustryApplication Software SectorBusiness Services Current SymbolNYSE:FDS Previous Symbol CUSIP30307510 Webwww.factset.com Phone203-810-1000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.06 Current Ratio2.49 Quick Ratio2.49Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio26.31 Forward P/E Ratio23.65 P/E Growth2.29 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.35 billion Price / Sales6.32 Cash Flow$10.3672 per share Price / Cash Flow21.65 Book Value$13.71 per share Price / Book16.37Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$8.53 Net Income$267.08 million Net Margins20.47% Return on Equity62.54% Return on Assets24.45%Miscellaneous Employees9,571 Outstanding Shares38,035,000Market Cap$8.54 billion OptionableOptionable 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 Friday, February 15th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, February 28th will be paid a dividend of $0.64 per share on Tuesday, March 19th. This represents a $2.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.14%. 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 stock repurchase program on Wednesday, March 28th 2018, which authorizes the company to repurchase $300,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to buy up to 3.8% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are often a sign that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued. How were FactSet Research Systems' earnings last quarter? FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) released its earnings results on Tuesday, December, 18th. The business services provider reported $2.35 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.29 by $0.06. The business services provider had revenue of $351.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $349.92 million. FactSet Research Systems had a net margin of 20.47% and a return on equity of 62.54%. The firm's revenue was up 6.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $2.04 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, March 26th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for FactSet Research Systems. What guidance has FactSet Research Systems issued on next quarter's earnings? FactSet Research Systems issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Tuesday, December, 18th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $9.45-9.65 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $9.57. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.41-1.45 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.44 billion.FactSet Research Systems also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $9.45-9.65 EPS. What price target have analysts set for FDS? 10 analysts have issued 1 year target prices for FactSet Research Systems' shares. Their forecasts range from $184.00 to $245.00. On average, they expect FactSet Research Systems' share price to reach $216.20 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 3.7%. View Analyst Price Targets for FactSet Research Systems. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for FactSet Research Systems? 10 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for FactSet Research Systems in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating and 9 hold ratings 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. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, "Our Neutral rating on FactSet is based on our concerns regarding the potential impact from recent economic volatility on Financial Services spending. The company is working to offset weakness in its core business with growth from new services. We expect future quarters to provide better visibility on the possible timing of a reacceleration of organic growth rates that could come from large contracts and further color on margin expansion. Valuation Summary Our PT is $209 based on 22x our 2019 non-GAAP EPS estimate." (1/13/2019) 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "FactSet posted dismal fourth-quarter fiscal 2018, with earnings and revenues missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Despite such results, the company continues to be 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. However, FactSet continues to face stiff competition from other players providing financial market data, analytics and related services, in the market. While multiple acquisitions increase the company’s exposure to integration risks, global presence makes it vulnerable to foreign currency risk. High debt is a major risk." (9/27/2018) Has FactSet Research Systems been receiving favorable news coverage? Headlines about FDS stock have trended positive on Saturday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. FactSet Research Systems earned a coverage optimism score of 2.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news articles about the business services provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next few days. Who are some of FactSet Research Systems' key competitors? Some companies that are related to FactSet Research Systems include Red Hat (RHT), Twitter (TWTR), IHS Markit (INFO), Match Group (MTCH), Weibo (WB), Snap (SNAP), Yandex (YNDX), 58.com (WUBA), Line (LN), Tripadvisor (TRIP), Trade Desk (TTD), Sabre (SABR), Wix.Com (WIX), InterXion (INXN) and Stars Group (TSG). Who are FactSet Research Systems' key executives? FactSet Research Systems' management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Philip A. Hadley, Exec. Chairman (Age 57)Mr. Frederick Philip Snow, CEO & Director (Age 55)Mr. Gene D. Fernandez, Exec. VP and Chief Technology & Product Officer (Age 52)Mr. John W. Wiseman, Exec. VP and Head of Sales, Marketing, & Client Solutions (Age 50)Ms. Helen L. Shan, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 51) Who are FactSet Research Systems' major shareholders? FactSet Research Systems' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (8.91%), Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC (3.81%), Bank of America Corp DE (2.27%), Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C (2.22%), Investec Asset Management LTD (2.01%) and Geode Capital Management LLC (1.11%). Company insiders that own FactSet Research Systems stock include Frederick Philip Snow, James J Mcgonigle, John W Wiseman, Joseph E Laird Jr, Joseph Zimmel, Mark J Hale, Matthew J Mcnulty, Maurizio Nicolelli, Philip A Hadley, Robert J Robie, Robin Ann Abrams, 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 Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C, Bank of America Corp DE, Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC, Copeland Capital Management LLC, Investec Asset Management LTD, Two Sigma Advisers LP, Fiera Capital Corp and Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp. Company insiders that have sold FactSet Research Systems company stock in the last year include Frederick Philip Snow, John W Wiseman, Joseph Zimmel, Matthew J Mcnulty, Maurizio Nicolelli, Philip A Hadley, Robert J Robie, Robin Ann Abrams 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 bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Prana Capital Management LP, BlackRock Inc., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, Rhumbline Advisers, Geode Capital Management LLC, First Trust Advisors LP and Millennium Management LLC. 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 $224.45. How big of a company is FactSet Research Systems? FactSet Research Systems has a market capitalization of $8.54 billion and generates $1.35 billion in revenue each year. The business services provider earns $267.08 million in net income (profit) each year or $8.53 on an earnings per share basis. FactSet Research Systems employs 9,571 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 218 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 522 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 740MarketBeat'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. 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