Analyst Ratings for First Data Corp. Cl A (FDC)

Updated: 2017-07-29

An average rating of Overweight has been given to First Data Corp. Cl A (NYSE:FDC) by analysts covering the stock. Last month, FDC received an average rating of Overweight.

33 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 21 gave FDC a buy rating, 2 gave an overweight rating, 10 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Several price targets were given for FDC by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 24, which equates to a potential upside of 29.73 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 15, implying potential capital losses of -18.92 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. That number becomes 0 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.06 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 4 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of FDC to grow at a rate of 127.55 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. FDC has a PEG ratio of 0.26.

In the last 52-weeks, FDC has achieved a high of 19.20 and a low of 11.91. Currently the stock is 55.33 percent higher than its low, and 3.65 percent lower than its 52-week high. FDC has a P/E ratio of 33.04. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The FDC value stock report compares FDC to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of FDC is $17.26 billion. FDC's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.