An Insider Sold 2,500 Shares Of FactSet Research Systems Inc. (FDS)


As of Wednesday close, FactSet Research Systems Inc.’s (NYSE:FDS) stock was up $1.88, moving up 0.42 percent to $453.74. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 184,900 shares. 5 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $12.26 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 219,665, while in the previous 50 days, it was 274,436.

Since last month, FDS stock rose 8.22%. Shares of the company fell to $403.22 on 11/04/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $495.39 was reached on 01/03/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $345.92. Since the beginning of this year, FDS’s stock price has dropped by -6.64% or -$32.27, and marked a new high 1 time. However, the stock has declined by -8.41% since its 52-week high.

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FDS stock investors should be aware that FactSet Research Systems Inc. (FDS) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 23 days ago on Nov 01. Snow Frederick Philip, the Chief Executive Officer of the company, disposed of 2,500 shares for $427.94 on Nov 01. It resulted in a $1,069,850 divestment by the insider. Robie Robert J. sold 2,800 shares at an average price of $424.50 on Oct 06. The insider now owns 598 shares following the transaction. On Oct 03, Chief Executive Officer Snow Frederick Philip sold 2,500 shares at $401.21 apiece. The transaction was valued at $1,003,025.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, FactSet Research Systems Inc. (FDS) has a P/E ratio of about 44.37. The stock’s beta is 0.78. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 9.35, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 13.05, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 47.75 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.89 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.89. On Friday April 29 2022, a $0.07 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended August 30, FactSet Research Systems Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 2.00, while its current ratio was 2.00, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending August 30 was 1.49, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 1.49. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 52.80% percent. In the year ended August 30, operating margins totaled 25.80%. Based on annual data, FDS earned $972.79 million in gross profit and brought in $1.84 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 12.90%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 32.30%.

In FactSet Research Systems Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for August 30, it reported total debt of $1.98 billion against cash and short-term investments of $33.22 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. FDS’s revenue rose 17.51% to $488.75 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $499.3 million. While analysts expected FactSet Research Systems Inc. to report $3.2 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $3.13 per share, beating the consensus estimate by -2.20%. The liabilities of FactSet Research Systems Inc. were 2.68 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended August 30, and its total debt was $2.22 billion.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at FactSet Research Systems Inc.’s (FDS) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 26.54%, the RSI 9-day stood at 70.42% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current FactSet Research Systems Inc. price is up by +2.78% percent or $12.26. At present, FDS shares trade +8.64% above its 20-day simple moving average and +14.64% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +1.09% above its SMA50 and +8.17% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 95.44% and Stochastic coefficient D was 91.22%, while ATR was 10.99. Given the Stochastic reading of 95.09% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 65.19%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 12.19, while the 14-day reading stands at 18.82.

Analyst Ratings

Deutsche Bank upgraded its rating on FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE: FDS) to a Buy in a note to investors on August 26, 2022. The analysts firm previously had a Hold rating on the stock.FactSet Research Systems Inc. (FDS) has been rated Hold by analysts. According to 4 brokerage firms, FDS is a sell, and 10 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 1 analyst rate FactSet Research Systems Inc. stock as buy, with 3 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $440.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $335.00 – $500.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict FactSet Research Systems Inc. (FDS) will achieve an average price target of $430.82.


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