First Data stock: buy or sell?
August 2nd, 2019
First Data Corporation provides electronic commerce solutions for merchants, financial institutions, and card issuers worldwide.
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These 2 buy setups are elegible 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?
Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness.At Stocks2.com, we collected 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 shares reached new all time highs back again on August/2, setting highs to $31.69. Shares closed at $31.69 and stayed constant 0.00%.
After marking all time highs on August/2, First Data stayed steady 0.00% on Aug/2 to $31.69. Since April when SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up, FDC price gained $6.05 per share (23.60%). FDC shows a strong short term uptrend with several rising tops and rising bottoms. Since its last bottom on Jul/24, 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.
After boosting an astounding 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 3rd green week in a row.
Price finally broke over the resistance at $26.68 and continued climbing. FDC touched new all-time highs back again this week, topping to $31.69. By mid April, SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up triggering a rise of 24.42%. Since mid January when FDC stock price broke up the SMA40w line, it gained $14.41 (83.39%).
First Data stock price history
First Data stock went public on October 15th, 2015 with a price of $16.391. Since then, FDC stock surged a 93.30%, with a yearly average of 31.10%. If you had invested $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 2nd with a price of $31.69.
First Data stock price target is $22.30Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. 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 targets for FDC stock released in the last 30 days:
|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 expected $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 revenues report draw a bloodcurdling drop down of -21.19% to $9,498.00 million USD. Slightly better, its income margin (compared to revenues) declined to 10.58%, that is $1,005.00 million.
|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 reported $2,399.00 M in sales 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 turnover to same quarter last year, First Data sales marked a hair-raising 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 check its ownership structure.
Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For First Data, of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.
For a better understanding, the following table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:
|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 performancePerformance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. In the following table, we compare First Data performance to :
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.
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