NYSE:FDS - FactSet Research Systems Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $214.45 +3.45 (+1.64 %) (As of 01/21/2019 10:50 AM ET)Previous Close$211.00Today's Range$210.31 - $214.6152-Week Range$184.48 - $237.95Volume293,647 shsAverage Volume250,558 shsMarket Capitalization$8.16 billionP/E Ratio25.14Dividend Yield1.19%Beta1.05 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 Ratio25.14 Forward P/E Ratio22.60 P/E Growth2.22 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.35 billion Price / Sales6.04 Cash Flow$10.2461 per share Price / Cash Flow20.93 Book Value$13.71 per share Price / Book15.64Profitability 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 Shares38,030,000Market Cap$8.16 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 Tuesday, November 13th. Investors of record on Friday, November 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.64 per share on Tuesday, December 18th. This represents a $2.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.19%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 29th. View FactSet Research Systems' Dividend History. How will FactSet Research Systems' stock buyback program work? FactSet Research Systems declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock buyback plan on Wednesday, March 28th 2018, which permits the company to repurchase $300,000,000.00 in outstanding 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 a sign that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued. How were FactSet Research Systems' earnings last quarter? FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, December, 18th. The business services provider reported $2.35 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.29 by $0.06. The business services provider earned $351.60 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate 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 quarterly revenue was up 6.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $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 analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for FactSet Research Systems' shares. Their predictions range from $184.00 to $245.00. On average, they anticipate FactSet Research Systems' stock price to reach $216.20 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 0.8% from the stock's current price. 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 headlines about FDS stock have been trending positive on Monday, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. FactSet Research Systems earned a news sentiment score of 2.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news articles about the business services provider a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future. 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), Weibo (WB), Match Group (MTCH), Yandex (YNDX), Line (LN), 58.com (WUBA), Tripadvisor (TRIP), Snap (SNAP), Sabre (SABR), Trade Desk (TTD), Stars Group (TSG), Wix.Com (WIX) and InterXion (INXN). 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 investors include BTIM Corp. (0.23%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.16%), Capital Investment Services of America Inc. (0.14%), Dock Street Asset Management Inc. (0.13%), Bath Savings Trust Co (0.12%) and Wendell David Associates Inc. (0.10%). 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 Wendell David Associates Inc., Bath Savings Trust Co, Private Trust Co. NA, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co., Retirement Systems of Alabama and Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC. Company insiders that have sold FactSet Research Systems company stock in the last year include Frederick Philip Snow, John W Wiseman, Joseph Zimmel, Mark J Hale, 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 Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, Cullinan Associates Inc., BTIM Corp., Dock Street Asset Management Inc., JLB & Associates Inc., Moody National Bank Trust Division, Capital Investment Services of America Inc. and JGP Wealth 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 $214.45. How big of a company is FactSet Research Systems? FactSet Research Systems has a market capitalization of $8.16 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: 217 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 522 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 739MarketBeat'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 1/21/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What impact do institutional investors have on markets?