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Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a "hold" rating and issued a $17.00 target price on shares of First Data in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a "buy" rating and issued a $21.00 target price on shares of First Data in a research note on Friday, October 6th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of First Data from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, Buckingham Research assumed coverage on shares of First Data in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. First Data Corporation has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $15.73. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-two have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. The share price has moved forward from its 20 days moving average, trading at a distance of 5.9% and stays 5.04% away from its 50 days moving average. The company has a market cap of $16,270.00 and a P/E ratio of 23.18. Institutional investors own 37.22% of the company's stock.

The stock of First Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC) registered an increase of 12.05% in short interest. The company reported $0.34 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.34. Its revenue totaled $1.9 billion up 2.88% from the previous quarter. First Data Corporation had a positive return on equity of 17.41% and a negative net margin of 8.52%. While talking about Performance of the Stock, First Data Corporation now has a Weekly performance of 6.02%, monthly performance percentage is 6.66 percent, Quarterly performance is -2.11 percent, 6 months performance shows a percent value of -4.96% and Yearly Performance is 13.6 percent. First Data's quarterly revenue was up 4.8% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts anticipate that First Data Corp will post 1.28 earnings per share for the current year. The call will also be webcast on the Investor Relations section of the First Data website at along with a slide presentation to accompany the call. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.12, for a total value of $127,937.76. After a recent check, it is observed that the insiders for the firm now own 10.10% shares. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. The other 8 are split, though not evenly, between analysts who think you should buy its stock versus those who think you should sell it. The stock traded with the average Volume of 6.24 Million at the end of last session. Following the purchase, the chief executive officer now directly owns 7,107,398 shares in the company, valued at $119,546,434.36. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. North Star Asset Management Inc. purchased a new position in First Data Corporation during the third quarter valued at $3,268,000. Shares of FDC have downtrended -3.95% in the past three months, while the S&P 500 has moved -11.2% in that time. "Also published the news titled: "First Data Corp. and Northrop Grumman revise number of layoffs â€" one higher ..." on January 05, 2018. Standard Life Investments LTD now owns 9,337,706 shares of the company's stock valued at $103,321,000 after buying an additional 2,339,145 shares during the last quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado boosted its holdings in First Data by 17.1% in the 2nd quarter. Its last month's stock price volatility remained 2.67% which for the week stands at 2.31%. Finally, Pictet Asset Management Ltd. boosted its holdings in First Data by 1.1% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 32,679,266 shares of the business services provider's stock valued at $594,763,000 after buying an additional 2,614,956 shares during the last quarter. Investors seem to be very interested in what happens to the stocks of these two companies but do investors favor one over the other? Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its position in shares of First Data by 1.6% during the 3rd quarter. If you are accessing this piece on another site, it was stolen and republished in violation of worldwide copyright & trademark laws.

First Data Corporation provides electronic commerce solutions for merchants, financial institutions, and card issuers worldwide. The Company's segments are Global Business Solutions (GBS), Global Financial Solutions (GFS), Network & Security Solutions (NSS), and Corporate.

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