Analyst Ratings for Fiserv Inc. (FISV)Updated: 2017-07-28
Fiserv Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV) was awarded an average rating of Hold from investment analysts following the stock. Last month, FISV received an average rating of Hold.
6 analysts declared FISV a buy, 1 gave an overweight rating, 17 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.
Many analysts weighed in on price targets for FISV. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 146.25, implying a possible profit of 15.86 percent. The lowest price target was 97, implying potential capital losses of -23.16 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.
Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -1.59 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.1 percent in FY estimates.
Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.
Analysts estimate earnings of FISV to grow at a rate of 26.94 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of FISV is 1.17.
In the trailing 52-weeks, FISV hit 127.46 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 92.81. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 36.01 percent, and 0.97 percent lower than its 52-week high. FISV has a price/earnings ratio of 31.48. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The FISV value stock report compares FISV to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $26.97 billion. FISV is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.