Near term Outlook For First Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC)

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First Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC) closed its last session at $15.84. The stock traded within a range of $15.57 and $15.97. The company operates in the Industrials sector with a market capitalization of 14.72 Million. Trading volume for First Data Corporation was 10.17 Million in its previous trading session. Currently, First Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC) has an average volume of 6.67 Million.

Company Profile

First Data Corporation is a commerce-enabling technology and solutions company. It provides merchant transaction processing and acquiring; credit, retail and debit card issuing and processing; prepaid services and check verification, settlement and guarantee services. First Data Corporation is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Analyst Views

First Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC) received a Buy rating from 4 analysts. 0 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. 2 analysts say it’s a Hold while 0 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell.

First Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC) touched its 1-Year High price of $19.23 on 10/23/17 and its 1-Year Low price of $14.67 on 04/07/17.

EPS & Financials

First Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $0.44/Share lagging the analyst estimate of $0.44/Share by a difference of $0. This showed a surprise of 0% in the last quarter earnings.

For the current quarter, 31 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $0.27/share. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0.32/share and a low EPS of $0.24/share.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $1.85 Billion for the current quarter. According to their predictions high & low revenue estimates are 1.88 Billion and 1.79 Billion respectively.

Technical Analysis

By taking a look at the stock’s current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BULLISH with HIGH volatility. First Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC) has a 20-Day average volume of 8.76 Million. According to today’s trading volume First Data Corporation is ABOVE its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing ABOVE Abnormal volume in the past 150 days.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the company was in BEARISH territory while an analysis of the last 40-Day trend shows a BULLISH signal. The 100-Day trend also shows a BEARISH trend as well.

The company currently has an insider ownership of 3.2 Percent and Institutional ownership of 98.9 Percent. The return on assets stands at 1.9%, Return on Equity currently is 44.9% and the Return on Investment value is 7.4%.

First Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC) gross margin percentage stands at 44.7% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 13.6 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 6 Percent. The stock is currently moving below its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of -8.34% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of -6.47 percent. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of -9.85 Percent. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of -5.21 percent.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at 13.6%. The return on invested capital is at 7.4%, which is good, compared to its peers. The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 8.28.

The company’s stock is currently moving with a -ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately -9.85%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of -5.21% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.