Credit Suisse slashes price target on Fiserv Inc. [FISV] – find out why.

Fiserv Inc. [NASDAQ: FISV] plunged by -$1.98 during the normal trading session on Wednesday and reaching a high of $110.36 during the day while it closed the day at $107.97.

Fiserv Inc. stock has also gained 0.57% of its value over the past 7 days. However, FISV stock has inclined by 11.31% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has gained 4.24% and lost -6.62% year-on date.

The market cap for FISV stock reached $70.29 billion, with 669.80 million shares outstanding and 561.48 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 4.78M shares, FISV reached a trading volume of 2667116 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about Fiserv Inc. [FISV]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for FISV shares is $127.47 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on FISV stock is a recommendation set at 1.90. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Credit Suisse have made an estimate for Fiserv Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on October 06, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Loop Capital raised their target price to Hold. The new note on the price target was released on September 22, 2020, representing the official price target for Fiserv Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $130, while Compass Point analysts kept a Buy rating on FISV stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Fiserv Inc. is set at 3.24, with the Price to Sales ratio for FISV stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 4.67. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.28, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.44. Price to Free Cash Flow for FISV in the course of the last twelve months was 22.24 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.10.

FISV stock trade performance evaluation

Fiserv Inc. [FISV] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 0.57. With this latest performance, FISV shares gained by 8.48% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 4.24% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -6.95% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for FISV stock in for the last two-week period is set at 59.80, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 60.80, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 57.91 for Fiserv Inc. [FISV]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 101.83, while it was recorded at 108.44 for the last single week of trading, and 101.62 for the last 200 days.

Fiserv Inc. [FISV]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Fiserv Inc. [FISV] shares currently have an operating margin of +17.83 and a Gross Margin at +48.35. Fiserv Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +8.77.

Return on Total Capital for FISV is now 5.52, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 2.82. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 5.06, with Return on Assets sitting at 2.01. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Fiserv Inc. [FISV] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 68.66. Additionally, FISV Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 40.71, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 29.20. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 67.36, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 39.94.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Fiserv Inc. [FISV] managed to generate an average of $20,295 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 4.72 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.23.Fiserv Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.10 and a Current Ratio set at 1.10.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Fiserv Inc. [FISV] stock

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Fiserv Inc. posted 1.13/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 1.14/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -0.90%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for FISV. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Fiserv Inc. go to 16.96%.

Fiserv Inc. [FISV]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $67,013 million, or 93.70% of FISV stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of FISV stocks are: KOHLBERG KRAVIS ROBERTS & CO. L.P. with ownership of 105,425,667, which is approximately -4.528% of the company’s market cap and around 0.50% of the total institutional ownership; PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/, holding 57,899,657 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $6.25 billion in FISV stocks shares; and VANGUARD GROUP INC, currently with $4.89 billion in FISV stock with ownership of nearly -2.028% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Fiserv Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of October and at the time of the October reporting period, where 523 institutional holders increased their position in Fiserv Inc. [NASDAQ:FISV] by around 57,615,302 shares. Additionally, 638 investors decreased positions by around 57,968,629 shares, while 172 investors held positions by with 505,075,954 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 620,659,885 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. FISV stock had 120 new institutional investments in for a total of 22,493,587 shares, while 133 institutional investors sold positions of 10,458,857 shares during the same period.

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