Total System Services (TSS) Receives Daily Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.17

News articles about Total System Services (NYSE:TSS) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Total System Services earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the credit services provider an impact score of 45.8166256521902 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

A number of research firms have recently issued reports on TSS. Credit Suisse Group reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $87.00 price target (up from $73.00) on shares of Total System Services in a research note on Wednesday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Total System Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, January 12th. Evercore ISI raised shares of Total System Services from an “in-line” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. Stephens restated a “buy” rating and issued a $88.00 price objective on shares of Total System Services in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Finally, Mizuho restated a “hold” rating and issued a $85.00 price objective on shares of Total System Services in a report on Thursday, January 4th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating, sixteen have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $75.19.

Total System Services (NYSE TSS) traded up $0.50 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $83.25. 672,568 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,200,000. The company has a quick ratio of 1.03, a current ratio of 1.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.02. Total System Services has a 12 month low of $49.98 and a 12 month high of $83.43. The firm has a market cap of $15,340.00, a PE ratio of 37.00, a PEG ratio of 1.85 and a beta of 1.10.

Total System Services (NYSE:TSS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The credit services provider reported $0.88 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.07. Total System Services had a net margin of 8.73% and a return on equity of 26.25%. The company had revenue of $852.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $842.30 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.71 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 8.0% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts predict that Total System Services will post 3.2 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 21st were issued a dividend of $0.13 per share. This represents a $0.52 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.62%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, December 20th. Total System Services’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 23.11%.

In other Total System Services news, EVP Patricia A. Watson sold 23,608 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $74.01, for a total transaction of $1,747,228.08. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 21,112 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,562,499.12. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders own 2.60% of the company’s stock.

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Total System Services Company Profile

Total System Services, Inc (TSYS) is a payment solutions provider that provides payment processing services, merchant services and related payment services to financial and non-financial institutions. The Company’s segments include North America Services, Merchant Services, NetSpend and International Services.

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