Fiserv stock: buy or sell?
July 16th, 2019
Fiserv, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides financial services technology worldwide. The company's Payments and Industry Products segment provides electronic bill payment and presentment services; mobile banking software and services; account-to-account transfers; person-to-person payment services; debit and credit card processing and services; payments infrastructure services; and other electronic payments software and services.
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Currently, 2 buy setups work for Fiserv stock right 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 Fiserv stock a buy?
Financial institutions and banks publish stock ratings everyday.At Stocks2.com, we gathered 15 ratings published for FISV stock in the last month. The general sentiment of these ratings is bullish for FISV stock, with 12 positive ratings.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
|2019-6-19||Wells Fargo & Co||n/a||Outperform|
|2019-1-28||Royal Bank of Canada||Sector Perform||Outperform|
|2019-1-22||William Blair||Market Perform||Outperform|
Fiserv stock analysis
After yesterday all time highs, Fiserv depreciated lightly to $93.91.
Fiserv depreciated -0.89% to $93.91 after yesterday all time highs. From a daily perspective, FISV is in a short term uptrend after plotting its last bottom ($92.28, on Jul/9) higher than the previous bottom, and its last top ($95.42, yesterday) also over the previous top. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top FISV might consolidate in a plain range, waiting to break out over $95.42 or down under $92.28. On June/4 FISV price bounced up over the SMA of 100 days demonstrating to be a significant support for this stock. Yesterday, FISV hit a new all time high, pushing higher than on Wednesday tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers.
Despite of the negative close ($93.91, -0.63%), Fiserv topped new all time high at $95.42.
Since price and SMA40w lines crossed up by mid January, FISV climbed $19.81 (26.73%). Since mid February when SMA10w and SMA20w crossed up, FISV price gained $8.21 per share (9.58%).
Fiserv stock price history
Fiserv stock went public on September 25th, 1986 with a price of $0.281. Since then, FISV stock surged a 33,439.30%, with an average of 1,045.00% per year. If you had invested $1,000 in Fiserv stock in 1986, it would worth $334,393.00 today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
Fiserv stock historical price chart
FISV stock reached all-time highs yesterday with a price of $95.42.
Fiserv stock price target is $98.10Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. For the last 30 days we found 9 price targets for Fiserv stock:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
|2019-6-19||Wells Fargo & Co||Initiates||n/a||$110.00||-|
|2019-4-23||Deutsche Bank||Raises Target||$71.00||$94.00||32.4%|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareSince last February, when Fiserv presented its last earnings report, it . As soon as we get its posted EPS from the earnings report, we will update this report.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsCompared to 2017, last anual turnover report draw a tiny growth of 2.23% to $5,823.00 M dollars. By contrast, its profit margin (compared to sales) depreciated to 20.38%, that is $1,187.00 million.
|2013||$4,810 M||-||$650 M13.5%||-|
|2014||$5,066 M||5.32%||$754 M14.9%||16.00%|
|2015||$5,254 M||3.71%||$712 M13.6%||-5.57%|
|2016||$5,505 M||4.78%||$930 M16.9%||30.62%|
|2017||$5,696 M||3.47%||$1,246 M21.9%||33.98%|
|2018||$5,823 M||2.23%||$1,187 M20.4%||-4.74%|
Quarterly financial resultsFiserv posted $1,551.00 M in revenues for 2018-Q4, a 9.84% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $286.00 M with a profit margin of 18.44%. Profit margin raised a 2.36% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 16.08%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, Fiserv sales marked a slightly fine gain and inched a 2.31%.
|2017-Q2||$1,390 M||-||$221 M15.9%||-|
|2017-Q3||$1,400 M||0.72%||$232 M16.6%||4.98%|
|2017-Q4||$1,516 M||8.29%||$546 M36.0%||135.34%|
|2018-Q1||$1,440 M||-5.01%||$423 M29.4%||-22.53%|
|2018-Q2||$1,420 M||-1.39%||$251 M17.7%||-40.66%|
|2018-Q3||$1,412 M||-0.56%||$227 M16.1%||-9.56%|
|2018-Q4||$1,551 M||9.84%||$286 M18.4%||25.99%|
|2019-Q1||$1,502 M||-3.16%||$225 M15.0%||-21.33%|
Fiserv ownershipWhen you are planning to buy a company, it's worth to check its ownership structure.
Fiserv shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.31% of all shares.
Bearish positions for FISV stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Fiserv:
|Market cap||$38.5 B||$3.8 B||$34.8 B||$43.2 B||$72.8 B|
|Total shares||409.4 M||110.6 M||871.5 M||331.0 M||259.2 M|
|Float shares||391.7 M||107.5 M||823.2 M||321.6 M||249.6 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||91.1%||103.3%||88.0%||92.3%||90.0%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||0.3%||2.1%||5.3%||0.6%||4.0%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%|
|Tuesday, July 16th, 2019|
|Day range||$93.65 - $95.22|
|Average true range||$1.38|
|50d mov avg||$89.30|
|100d mov avg||$87.81|
|200d mov avg||$83.10|
Fiserv performancePerformance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. For Fiserv, the benchmark is made against ACI Worldwide, eBay, Fidelity National Information Services, Intuit, Jack Henry & Associates, Mastercard, Total System Services, Visa and Western Union.
|JKHYJack Henry & Asso...||-1.83%||7.97%||4.49%|
|TSSTotal System Serv...||32.41%||51.59%||49.26%|
Fiserv competitorsWe chose a few stocks to conform a list of Fiserv competitors to examine if you are interested in investing in FISV:
- ACI Worldwide (ACIW)
- eBay (EBAY)
- Fidelity National Information Services (FIS)
- Intuit (INTU)
- Jack Henry & Associates (JKHY)
- Mastercard (MA)
- Total System Services (TSS)
- Visa (V)
- Western Union (WU)
Latest Fiserv stock news
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- InvestorPlace3 Big Stock Charts for Thursday: Fiserv, Pfizer and PNC Financial Services GroupJanuary 17, 2019
- Seeking AlphaFiserv Inc.: Excellent Margins Will Drive Share Price HigherNovember 29, 2018
- Seeking AlphaFiserv: A Solid Fintech FirmOctober 1, 2018