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 most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 24, implying potential capital gains of 29.73 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 15, which equates to a potential downside of -18.92 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

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. 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.

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, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 4 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of FDC's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 127.55 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. 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. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 55.33 percent, and 3.65 percent below the 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 stock has a market capitalization of $17.26 billion. FDC's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.