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 maximum price target given was 24, which equates to a potential upside of 29.73 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 15, implying a possible loss of -18.92 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0 percent. 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 revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 4 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, 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 that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of FDC is 0.26.

In the trailing 52-weeks, FDC hit 19.20 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 11.91. Currently the stock is 55.33 percent higher than its low, and 3.65 percent below the high. FDC has a price/earnings 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.