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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for FDC. The highest price target was 24, implying a possible profit of 29.73 percent. The lowest price target was 15, implying potential capital losses of -18.92 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 0 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.06 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 4 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of FDC to grow at a rate of 127.55 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. 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. FDC has a PEG ratio of 0.26.

FDC has traded between a high of 19.20 and a low of 11.91 over the past year. Today's price is 55.33 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 3.65 percent. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $17.26 billion. FDC will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.