Fiserv Inc. (FISV): What Does Valuation Ratios Tell Us?

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Fiserv Inc. (NASDAQ:FISV) saw a downside of -1.74% to close Tuesday at $103.71 after subtracting -$1.84 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 2,797,900 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $106.30 in the past week and touched a new high 2 times within the past 5 days. An average of 2,683,450 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 3,147,774.

FISV’s 1-month performance is 2.54% or $3.25 on its low of $98.81 reached on 01/05/23. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $87.03 and high of $110.94, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 01/23/23. YTD, FISV has achieved 2.61% or $2.64 and has reached a new high 5 times. However, the current price is down -6.52% from the 52-week high price.


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Insider Transactions

FISV stock investors last saw insider trading activity on Jan 23.Chiarello Guy (Chief Operating Officer) most recently sold 1,063 shares at $105.03 per share on Jan 23. This transaction cost the insider $111,647. Chief Operating Officer, Chiarello Guy, sold 2,937 shares at a price of $105.03 on Jan 18. Then, on Jan 06, Director ValueAct Holdings, L.P. sold 675,014 shares at a price of $101.51 per share. This transaction amounted to $68,520,671.

Valuation Metrics

FISV stock has a beta of 0.86. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 3.72 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 2.19, with the price to cash flow ratio at 22.82.

Fiserv Inc.’s quick ratio for the period ended September 29 was 1.10, with the current ratio over the same period at 1.10. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending September 29 was 0.69, while the total debt to equity was 0.70.. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 52.70%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $8.1 billion against revenue of $16.23 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending September 29 this year, Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Net income grew 11.02% to $481.0 million, while revenue of $598.0 million was -24.32% off the previous quarter. Analysts expected FISV to announce $1.7 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $1.63, representing a -4.10% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $1.66 billion. FISV stock balance sheet for the quarter ending September 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 44.66 billion, with total debt at $21.38 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $635.03 million.

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 24 January was 55.57% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 18.38%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $103.74, reflecting a -0.29% or -$0.30 change from its current price. FISV is currently trading +4.19% above its 20-day SMA, +1.82% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 by +7.83% and SMA200 by+1.01%.

Stochastic %K and %D was 79.57% and 74.75% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 2.11. The RSI (14) points at 55.20%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 65.42% with the period’s ATR at 2.18. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 1.19 and 1.87 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for Fiserv Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV), Wells Fargo downgraded it to an Underweight rating. They previously had an Equal weight rating on the stock. Analysts offering their rating for FISV stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 1 brokerage advisors rate FISV as a “sell,”, while 10 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 5 rates the stock as overweight while 17 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 $95.00 and a high of $140.00, with their median price target at $121.50. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Fiserv Inc. (FISV) stock is $118.33.

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