Fiserv stock: buy or sell?
September 20th, 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, Fiserv stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is Fiserv stock a buy?
Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness.At Stocks2.com, we detected 15 ratings published for FISV stock in the last 30 days. The general sentiment of these ratings is bullish for FISV stock, with 12 positive ratings.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
|2019-9-16||Robert W. Baird||n/a||Outperform|
|2019-6-19||Wells Fargo & Co||n/a||Outperform|
Fiserv stock analysis
Fiserv shares slightly fell -0.79% to $104.08 today.
Shares of Fiserv ended today at $104.08 and slightly fell an ugly -0.79%. On June FISV price bounced up over the SMA of 100 days demonstrating to be a significant support for this stock. On September 6th, FISV hit a new all time high, pushing higher than on Sep/5 tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers.
After sliding a bloodcurdling -5.87% in a week last week, Fiserv closed this week at $104.08 and gained a nice 1.44%.
Price pattern shows an uptrend with two rising tops and bottoms, and now trading upwards to the $109.92 resistance. Not so far away is the last price record Fiserv marked early September. Since mid January when FISV stock price broke up the SMA40w line, it gained $29.98 (40.46%). By mid February, SMA10w and SMA20w crossed up triggering a rise of 21.45%.
Fiserv stock price history
Fiserv stock went public on September 25th, 1986 with a price of $0.281. Since then, FISV stock surged a 37,071.40%, with an average of 1,158.50% per year. If you had invested $1,000 in Fiserv stock in 1986, it would worth $370,714.00 today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
Fiserv stock historical price chart
FISV stock reached all-time highs on Sep/6 with a price of $109.92.
Fiserv stock price target is $109.50Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. For the last 30 days we found 11 price predictions for FISV stock:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
|2019-9-16||Robert W. Baird||Raises Target||$112.00||$122.00||8.9%|
|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 ShareAfter presenting its last earnings report on February, Fiserv . Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsCompared to 2017, last anual turnover report draw a slightly good gain of 2.23% to $5,823.00 M dollars. In contrast, its income margin (compared to revenues) slightly fell 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 million in revenues for 2018-Q4, a 9.84% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $286.00 million with a profit margin of 18.44%. Profit margin inched a 2.36% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 16.08%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, Fiserv sales marked a tiny growth and grew 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 shares of a stock, it's always worth to overview 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.
For a better understanding, the following table shows ownership data compared to other related stocks:
|Market cap||$70.7 B||$3.7 B||$33.9 B||$82.1 B||$70.0 B|
|Total shares||679.7 M||116.7 M||838.8 M||613.4 M||260.1 M|
|Float shares||327.6 M||113.7 M||790.0 M||610.5 M||250.1 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%|
|Friday, September 20th, 2019|
|Day range||$103.88 - $106.06|
|Average true range||$2.31|
|50d mov avg||$103.20|
|100d mov avg||$96.00|
|200d mov avg||$89.00|
Fiserv performancePerformance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. We selected ACI Worldwide, eBay, Fidelity National Information Services, Intuit, Jack Henry & Associates, Mastercard, Total System Services, Visa and Western Union as the bechmarking frame for Fiserv stock.
|JKHYJack Henry & Asso...||7.83%||9.39%||-6.18%|
|TSSTotal System Serv...||3.47%||43.09%||36.87%|
Fiserv competitorsOne check before trading any stock is to review a list of its competitors, in this case for Fiserv. We chose 9 companies as Fiserv competitors as they are in the same industry or have similar market objectives.
- 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
- InvestorPlace3 Big Stock Charts for Tuesday: General Electric, Fiserv and NRG EnergyApril 30, 2019
- InvestorPlace3 Big Stock Charts for Tuesday: Intel, eBay and FiservJanuary 22, 2019
- 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