First Data stock: buy or sell?
August 2nd, 2019
First Data Corporation provides electronic commerce solutions for merchants, financial institutions, and card issuers worldwide.
Should I buy First Data stock?Trading stocks requires experience and discipline, and your buying and selling decisions must come following a methodology. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to pick and when is the best moment to buy them. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at Stocks2.com we prefer those that are simple but successful.
These 2 buy setups work for First Data stock now:
|New all-time high||Yes|
|New 52 week high||Yes|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is First Data stock a buy?
Financial institutions and banks post stock ratings everyday.At Stocks2.com, we detected 15 ratings published for FDC stock in the last 30 days.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
|2019-2-6||Piper Jaffray Companies||Overweight||Neutral|
|2019-2-5||Raymond James||Outperform||Market Perform|
First Data stock analysis
First Data remained steady 0.00% on August to $31.69 after reaching all time highs on August.
After climbing to all-time highs several times in past weeks, First Data remained constant 0.00% to $31.69. On April, SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up triggering a rise of 23.60%. FDC shows a strong short term uptrend with several rising tops and rising bottoms. Since its last bottom on July, FDC climbed unceasignly breaking out to new all time highs. On June FDC price bounced up over the SMA of 100 days demonstrating to be a significant support for this stock. On August, FDC hit a new all time high, pushing higher than on August tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers.
After boosting an extraordinary 9.21% in a week late July, First Data closed this week at $31.69 and stayed steady a neutral 0.00%. Late July was the third green week in a row.
Weekly chart tells us that price finally broke over the resistance at $26.68 and continued climbing. It touched new all-time highs back again this week, peaking to $31.69. By mid April, SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up triggering a rise of 24.42%. Since price and SMA40w lines crossed up by mid January, FDC climbed $14.41 (83.39%).
First Data stock price history
First Data IPO was on October 15th, 2015 at $16.39 per share1. Since then, FDC stock surged a 93.30%, with a yearly average of 31.10%. If you had invested right after FDC's IPO a $1,000 in First Data stock in 2015, it would worth $933.00 today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
First Data stock historical price chart
FDC stock reached all-time highs on August with a price of $31.69.
First Data stock price target is $22.30How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. You should not follow the analysts' FDC stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. We have 7 price predictions for FDC stock posted in the last month:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
|2019-2-7||Cantor Fitzgerald||Raises Target||n/a||$25.00||-|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareOn February, First Data reported its latest financial data, posting a good growth for the Earnings per Share (EPS). Analyst were expecting $0.32 per share, but First Data posted $0.34.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsCompared to 2017, last anual sales report draw a bloodcurdling correction of -21.19% to $9,498.00 million USD. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, on the other hand, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) decreased a -1.57% to 10.58%.
|2013||$10,810 M||-||$-869.10 M-8.0%||-|
|2014||$11,152 M||3.16%||$-457.80 M-4.1%||-47.32%|
|2015||$11,451 M||2.68%||$-1,481.00 M-12.9%||223.50%|
|2016||$11,584 M||1.16%||$420 M3.6%||-128.36%|
|2017||$12,052 M||4.04%||$1,465 M12.2%||248.81%|
|2018||$9,498 M||-21.19%||$1,005 M10.6%||-31.40%|
Quarterly financial resultsFirst Data posted $2,399.00 M in revenues for 2018-Q4, a 1.27% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $162.00 M with a profit margin of 6.75%. Profit margin plummed a -10.17% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 16.93%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, First Data sales marked a dreadful slide and plunged a -23.84%.
|2017-Q2||$3,030 M||-||$185 M6.1%||-|
|2017-Q3||$3,076 M||1.52%||$296 M9.6%||60.00%|
|2017-Q4||$3,150 M||2.41%||$948 M30.1%||220.27%|
|2018-Q1||$2,282 M||-27.56%||$101 M4.4%||-89.35%|
|2018-Q2||$2,448 M||7.27%||$341 M13.9%||237.62%|
|2018-Q3||$2,369 M||-3.23%||$401 M16.9%||17.60%|
|2018-Q4||$2,399 M||1.27%||$162 M6.8%||-59.60%|
|2019-Q1||$2,316 M||-3.46%||$169 M7.3%||4.32%|
First Data ownershipWhen you are planning to buy shares of a company, it's worth to have a look its ownership structure.
First Data shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a of all shares.
For a better understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related stocks:
|Market cap||$0.0 M|
|Total shares||0.0 M|
|Float shares||0.0 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||0.0%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||0.0%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%|
First Data summary
|Friday, August 2nd, 2019|
|Day range||$29.91 - $31.69|
|Average true range||$1.20|
|50d mov avg||$27.69|
|100d mov avg||$26.70|
|200d mov avg||$23.77|
First Data performanceStocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. We picked as the bechmarking frame for First Data stock.
First Data competitorsUnfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as First Data competitor. This doesn't mean First Data does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.
Latest First Data stock news
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