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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for FDC. The most optimistic price target was 24, which equates to a potential upside of 29.73 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 15, implying potential capital losses of -18.92 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0 percent. 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. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 4 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of FDC's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 127.55 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's 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. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. FDC has a PEG ratio of 0.26.

FDC has a 52-week high of 19.20 and a 52-week low of 11.91. Today's price is 55.33 percent above the 52-week low, 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 market cap of FDC is $17.26 billion. FDC is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.