TSS stock: buy or sell?

TSS stock price: $100.58 0.17% At close on May 21st, 2019

Updated on:
May 21st, 2019


Shares of Total System Services remained steady a tight 0.17% and closed at $100.58.

Total System Services, Inc. provides payment processing, merchant, and related payment services to financial and nonfinancial institutions in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and internationally.

Should I buy TSS stock?

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Check the only buy setup that matches with Total System Services stock now:

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MAYes

Is Total System Services stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. At Stocks2.com, we collected 8 ratings published for TSS stock in the last 30 days.

The general sentiment of these ratings is bullish for TSS stock, with 6 positive ratings.
Is TSS a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-4-17Goldman Sachs GroupNeutralBuy
2019-3-29Robert W. BairdOutperformOutperform
2019-1-30Royal Bank of CanadaOutperformIn-Line
2019-1-24Bank of AmericaUnderperformNeutral

TSS stock analysis

Daily outlook

Total System Services closed today at $100.58 and remained stable a tight 0.17%.

Shares of Total System Services closed today at $100.58 and remained steady a tight 0.17%. Since SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up on Wednesday, TSS price climbed $2.28 per share (2.32%). Since price and SMA200d lines crossed up on January, TSS climbed $13.72 (15.80%). On April/23, TSS hit new all time highs, pushing higher previous ATH of $100.98 recorded on Apr 17th. New ATHs are usual entry points for many trading setups as there aren't higher resistences.

TSS stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Total System Services depreciated a lame -0.71% this week.

TSS shows a long term strength with several rising tops and rising bottoms. It left a new bottom at $96.64 last week. Previous top ($102.67) will play as a resistance in possible new gains. Not so far away is the last all-time high Total System Services marked late April. Since early May when SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up, TSS price slipped $-1.50 per share (-1.47%). Since price and SMA40w lines crossed up late January, TSS climbed $12.39 (14.05%).

TSS stock chart (weekly)

TSS stock price history

TSS stock went public on August 10th, 1983 with a price of $0.141. Since then, TSS stock surged a 71,742.90%, with a yearly average of 2,049.80%. If you had invested $1,000 in TSS stock in 1983, it would worth $717,429.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

TSS stock historical price chart

TSS stock reached all-time highs on Apr 23rd with a price of $102.67.

TSS stock price target is $104.60

Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. 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. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. We detected 7 price predictions for Total System Services stock released in the last month:
TSS stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-4-24KeyCorpRaises Target$95.00$106.0011.6%
2019-4-17Goldman Sachs GroupUpgradesn/a$115.00-
2019-3-29Robert W. BairdRaises Target$98.00$110.0012.2%
2019-1-30Royal Bank of CanadaRaises Targetn/a$110.00-
(in average)$97.60$104.607.0%
The price target for Total System Services stock is $104.60, moving in a range between $115.00 and $90.00. In average, analysts' outlook on TSS price forecast is positive, increasing the prediction by a 7.00% from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

After presenting its last earnings report on April/22, Total System Services stayed stable a neutral -0.18%. As soon as we get its actual EPS from the earnings report, we will update this report.
TSS earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

In 2018, Total System Services annual turnover plummed a hair-raising -18.26% to $4,028.21 million dollars from $4,927.96 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, nonetheless, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) raised a 2.42% to 14.32%.

Total System Services presents anual results in December, and to evaluate its evolution since then, we estimate annual sales and income figures by adding results from the last 4 quarters. This is called TTM (or Twelve Trailing Months). So, Total System Services TTM sales up to March 2019 were $4,075.57 and earnings $596.42 M USD. When comparing this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can review Total System Services business evolution since December 2018: Annual revenues up to March, compared to lastest yearly report, stepped up a slightly fine 1.18%. Similarly, profit margin (net income/sales) remained steady at 14.32%.

TSS annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$2,130 M-$243 M11.4%-
2014$2,447 M14.88%$323 M13.2%32.78%
2015$2,780 M13.60%$364 M13.1%12.75%
2016$4,170 M50.03%$320 M7.7%-12.20%
2017$4,928 M18.17%$586 M11.9%83.39%
2018$4,028 M-18.26%$577 M14.3%-1.63%
TTM $4,076 M1.18%$596 M14.6%3.43%

Quarterly financial results

Total System Services reported $1,034.53 M in sales for 2019-Q1, a 1.61% improvement compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $161.61 M with a profit margin of 15.62%. Profit margin gained a 2.22% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 13.40%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, Total System Services sales marked a fine growth and appreciated a 4.80%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Total System Services posted 4 negative quarters in a row.
TSS quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q2$1,220 M-$115 M9.4%-
2017-Q3$1,250 M2.46%$123 M9.8%7.06%
2017-Q4$1,273 M1.86%$242 M19.0%97.14%
2018-Q1$987 M-22.47%$142 M14.4%-41.44%
2018-Q2$1,008 M2.07%$142 M14.1%0.42%
2018-Q3$1,015 M0.77%$156 M15.4%9.50%
2018-Q4$1,018 M0.27%$136 M13.4%-12.53%
2019-Q1$1,035 M1.61%$162 M15.6%18.46%

Total System Services ownership

When you are planning to invest in shares of a stock, it's always worth to have a look its ownership structure.

Total System Services shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 1.64% of all shares.

Bearish positions for TSS stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

For a better context understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:

Market cap$17.8 B$3.4 B$38.3 B$34.2 B$2.5 B
Total shares176.9 M110.6 M323.6 M392.4 M53.2 M
Float shares174.3 M107.6 M321.5 M391.6 M49.0 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)82.7%103.3%92.3%91.1%89.9%
  - Insider holdings (%)1.6%2.1%0.6%0.3%7.8%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

TSS summary

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
Day range$99.67 - $101.00
Previous close$100.41
Session gain0.17%
Average true range$1.98
50d mov avg$97.84
100d mov avg$93.33
200d mov avg$92.51
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern lb03a

Total System Services performance

To measure stock performance is always good to benchmark with competitors or related stocks. We compared Total System Services against ACI Worldwide, Fidelity National Information Services, Fiserv, Green Dot, Global Payments, Mastercard, Moneygram International and Visa in the following table:
TSSTotal System Serv...7.39%21.99%17.46%
ACIWACI Worldwide-2.02%10.20%29.59%
FISFidelity National...10.85%15.30%15.76%
GDOTGreen Dot-29.05%-37.71%-33.42%
GPNGlobal Payments16.30%44.06%33.02%
MGIMoneygram Interna...-37.12%-22.07%-74.89%

Total System Services competitors

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