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

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$223.70 -2.72 (-1.20 %)
(As of 12/10/2018 08:52 AM ET)
Previous Close$226.42
Today's Range$221.87 - $230.28
52-Week Range$183.89 - $237.95
Volume344,212 shs
Average Volume224,450 shs
Market Capitalization$8.51 billion
P/E Ratio26.23
Dividend Yield1.14%
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.

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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


Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.09
Current Ratio1.95
Quick Ratio1.95


Trailing P/E Ratio26.23
Forward P/E Ratio23.35
P/E Growth2.16

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.35 billion
Price / Sales6.30
Cash Flow$10.2474 per share
Price / Cash Flow21.83
Book Value$13.71 per share
Price / Book16.32


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$8.53
Net Income$267.08 million
Net Margins19.78%
Return on Equity58.62%
Return on Assets23.44%


Outstanding Shares38,040,000
Market Cap$8.51 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 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 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.14%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 29th. 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 stock repurchase plan 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 plans are typically 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) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, September, 25th. The business services provider reported $2.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $2.21 by $0.01. The business services provider earned $345.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $346.39 million. FactSet Research Systems had a net margin of 19.78% and a return on equity of 58.62%. FactSet Research Systems's revenue for the quarter was up 5.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $1.90 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, December 18th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for FactSet Research Systems.

How can I listen to FactSet Research Systems' earnings call?

FactSet Research Systems will be holding an earnings conference call on Tuesday, December 18th at 11:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 8332318259.

What guidance has FactSet Research Systems issued on next quarter's earnings?

FactSet Research Systems updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Tuesday, September, 25th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $9.45-9.65 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $9.61. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.41-1.45 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.44 billion.

What price target have analysts set for FDS?

11 brokers have issued 12-month target prices for FactSet Research Systems' shares. Their forecasts range from $184.00 to $245.00. On average, they anticipate FactSet Research Systems' share price to reach $215.50 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?

11 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 10 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. 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)
  • 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)

Has FactSet Research Systems been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about FDS stock have trended very positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. FactSet Research Systems earned a media sentiment score of 3.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage about the business services provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future.

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, Head of Sales, Marketing, & Client Solutions (Age 49)
  • Mr. Edward Baker-Greene, Chief HR Officer (Age 55)
  • Mr. Maurizio Nicolelli, Exec. Officer (Age 50)

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 Vanguard Group Inc. (9.44%), BlackRock Inc. (8.82%), Loomis Sayles & Co. L P (8.11%), Bamco Inc. NY (7.53%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (5.42%) and Morgan Stanley (4.25%). 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, Robert J Robie, 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 Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company , Morgan Stanley, Janus Henderson Group PLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., WINTON GROUP Ltd, Deutsche Bank AG and BlackRock Inc.. Company insiders that have sold FactSet Research Systems company stock in the last year include James J Mcgonigle, Mark J Hale, Matthew J Mcnulty, Maurizio Nicolelli, Philip A Hadley, Robert J Robie 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Wells Fargo & Company MN, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Loomis Sayles & Co. L P, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Schroder Investment Management Group, Disciplined Growth Investors Inc. MN, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and Unigestion Holding SA. 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 $223.70.

How big of a company is FactSet Research Systems?

FactSet Research Systems has a market capitalization of $8.51 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:  216 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  517 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  733
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 12/10/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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