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

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$224.45 +2.74 (+1.24 %)
(As of 02/15/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$224.45
Today's Range$222.03 - $224.54
52-Week Range$184.48 - $237.95
Volume211,805 shs
Average Volume241,506 shs
Market Capitalization$8.54 billion
P/E Ratio26.31
Dividend Yield1.15%
Beta1.06
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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related
Sub-IndustryApplication Software
SectorBusiness Services
CUSIP30307510
Phone203-810-1000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.35 billion
Cash Flow$10.3672 per share
Book Value$13.71 per share

Profitability

Net Income$267.08 million

Miscellaneous

Employees9,571
Market 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. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 28th will be given a dividend of $0.64 per share on Tuesday, March 19th. This represents a $2.56 annualized dividend and a dividend 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 initiated 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 reacquire up to 3.8% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are typically a sign that the company's board of directors 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, December, 18th. The business services provider reported $2.35 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $2.29 by $0.06. The business services provider earned $351.60 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $349.92 million. FactSet Research Systems had a net margin of 20.47% and a return on equity of 62.54%. FactSet Research Systems's revenue for the quarter was up 6.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm 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 updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Tuesday, December, 18th. The company provided EPS guidance of $9.45-9.65 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus 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 brokerages have issued 12-month price targets for FactSet Research Systems' shares. Their predictions range from $184.00 to $245.00. On average, they anticipate 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?

News coverage about FDS stock has been trending neutral recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. FactSet Research Systems earned a coverage optimism score of 0.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the business services provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days.

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 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 variety of of retail and institutional 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 purchased 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 (star half star)
Outperform Votes:  218 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  522 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  740
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This page was last updated on 2/16/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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