Stock Mover of the Day: Total System Services Inc (NYSE:TSS) Institutional Investor Sentiment Analysis

November 29, 2016 - By Winifred Garcia   ·   0 Comments

Stock Mover of the Day: Total System Services Inc (NYSE:TSS) Institutional Investor Sentiment Analysis

Sentiment for Total System Services Inc (NYSE:TSS)

Total System Services Inc (NYSE:TSS) institutional sentiment decreased to 0.86 in Q2 2016. Its down -0.28, from 1.14 in 2016Q1. The ratio dropped, as 214 funds increased and opened new positions, while 187 trimmed and sold stock positions in Total System Services Inc. The funds in our partner’s database now have: 129.55 million shares, down from 129.99 million shares in 2016Q1. Also, the number of funds holding Total System Services Inc in their top 10 positions increased from 6 to 10 for an increase of 4. Sold All: 32 Reduced: 155 Increased: 142 New Position: 72.

Total System Services, Inc. is a payment solutions well-known provider that provides services to financial and nonfinancial institutions. The company has a market cap of $9.31 billion. The Company’s divisions include North America Services, Merchant Services, NetSpend and International Services. It has a 28.88 P/E ratio. The Firm also provides processing services, acquiring solutions, related systems and integrated support services to merchant acquirers and merchants.

About 63,729 shares traded hands. Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) has declined 1.37% since April 26, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 6.63% the S&P500.

Analysts await Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) to report earnings on January, 24. They expect $0.65 EPS, up 22.64% or $0.12 from last year’s $0.53 per share. TSS’s profit will be $118.52M for 19.64 P/E if the $0.65 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.66 actual EPS reported by Total System Services, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -1.52% negative EPS growth.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Total System Services provides global commerce solutions. The company facilitates the payment exchange between buyers and sellers. TSYS’ systems capture and deliver more of the right information to our clients allowing them to make wiser business decisions yielding portfolio growth more than twice the industry average. TSYS and its family of companies offer a full range of business services from credit application to collections, allowing the company’ clients to focus on building their brands while we focus on safety, security, ease and convenience.”

Synovus Financial Corp holds 17.01% of its portfolio in Total System Services, Inc. for 13.87 million shares. Value Holdings Lp owns 238,306 shares or 8.13% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Springbank Value Partners Lp has 7.75% invested in the company for 86,500 shares. The New York-based Junto Capital Management Lp has invested 5.67% in the stock. Bernzott Capital Advisors, a California-based fund reported 332,074 shares.#img1#

Insider Transactions: Since January 1, 0001, the stock had 0 buys, and 3 selling transactions for $8.14 million net activity.

Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 57% of Total System Services’s analysts are positive. Out of 14 Wall Street analysts rating Total System Services, 8 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 5 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $44 while the high is $63. The stock’s average target of $53.10 is 4.00% above today’s ($51.06) share price. TSS was included in 27 notes of analysts from July 21, 2015. On Wednesday, April 27 the stock rating was upgraded by Wells Fargo to “Outperform”. The stock of Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, May 6 by Cowen & Co. On Monday, April 11 the stock rating was upgraded by Wood to “Outperform”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, June 13 by Citigroup. Goldman Sachs initiated Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) on Wednesday, April 13 with “Sell” rating. The rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, July 30 to “Neutral”. The rating was initiated by Credit Suisse on Friday, December 11 with “Underperform”. Credit Suisse upgraded the shares of TSS in a report on Tuesday, January 5 to “Neutral” rating. The stock of Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, September 14 by Citigroup. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight” on Monday, April 11.

TSS Company Profile

Total System Services, Inc. (TSYS), incorporated on December 22, 1982, is a payment solutions well-known provider that provides services to financial and nonfinancial institutions. The Company’s divisions include North America Services, Merchant Services, NetSpend and International Services. The Firm also provides processing services, acquiring solutions, related systems and integrated support services to merchant acquirers and merchants. In addition, it provides general purpose reloadable (GPR) prepaid and payroll cards, and alternative financial service solutions to the underbanked and other consumers. The Company’s Merchant Services segment provides third party processing services to merchant acquirers and Independent Sales Organizations (ISOs) mainly in the United States. The Company’s NetSpend segment provides GPR prepaid debit and payroll cards, and convenience checks.

More recent Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “Total System Services, Inc (TSS) Lost Its Momentum” on September 30, 2016. Also Fool.com published the news titled: “Why Total System Services, Inc. Dropped Today” on January 27, 2016. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Total System Services (TSS) Q3 2016 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” with publication date: October 26, 2016 was also an interesting one.

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