Stock on Demand This Week: Fiserv Inc. (FISV)

Fiserv Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV) saw a downside of -1.25% to close Friday at $107.89 after subtracting -$1.37 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 2,431,240 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $110.50 in the past week. An average of 3,389,925 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 3,815,352.

FISV’s 1-month performance is -6.19% or -$9.11 on its low of $105.48 reached on 09/20/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $92.81 and high of $127.34, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 04/26/21. YTD, FISV has lost -5.24% or -$5.97. However, the current price is down -15.27%% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

On Sep 15, 26 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for Fiserv Inc. (FISV). VIELEHR BYRON C (Chief Digital and Data Officer) most recently sold 10,000 shares at $107.15 per share on Sep 15. This transaction cost the insider $1,071,500. Chief Operating Officer, Chiarello Guy, sold 20,000 shares at a price of $117.64 on Aug 23. Then, on Aug 19, Chief Operating Officer Chiarello Guy sold 40,000 shares at a price of $117.71 per share. This transaction amounted to $4,708,400.

Valuation Metrics

The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 98.64 and a low of 20.09. FISV stock has a beta of 0.90. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 4.69 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 2.25, with the price to cash flow ratio at 21.69.

Fiserv Inc.’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 1.00, with the current ratio over the same period at 1.00 meaning that FISV stock is able to fulfill its debt obligations. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 0.64, while the total debt to equity was 0.66. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 50.70%. The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 33.83% while for the period ending June 29; Fiserv Inc.’s operating margin was 14.10%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $7.04 billion against revenue of $14.85 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Net income grew 13.11% to $4.05 billion, while revenue of $3.75 billion was 7.31% off the previous quarter. Analysts expected FISV to announce $1.28 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $1.37, representing a 7.00% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $1.47 billion. FISV stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 43.24 billion, with total debt at $20.84 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $662.21 million

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at Fiserv Inc. (FISV) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 08 October was 41.52% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 17.47%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $108.38, reflecting a -1.72% or -$1.89 change from its current price. FISV is currently trading -2.52% above its 20-day SMA, -5.11% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by -5.74% and -2.38% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 47.54% and 47.44% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 2.33. The RSI (14) points at 42.46%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 33.36% with the period’s ATR at 2.33. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at -0.37 and -0.33 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

Analysts offering their rating for FISV stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Buy. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate FISV as a “sell,”, while 5 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 5 rates the stock as overweight while 22 have offered a “buy” rating.

What is FISV’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $116.00 and a high of $161.00, with their median price target at $141.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Fiserv Inc. (FISV) stock is $141.74.


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