Total System Services Inc (NYSE:TSS) Quarterly Results 2015

[EDGAR] Total System Services Inc (NYSE:TSS)(TREND ANALYSIS) revenues are derived from providing global payment processing services to financial and nonfinancial institutions, generally under long-term processing contracts. In addition, the Company derives revenues from providing processing services, acquiring solutions, related systems and integrated support services to merchant acquirers and merchants. The Company also derives revenues by providing general-purpose reloadable (GPR) prepaid debit cards and payroll cards and alternative financial services to underbanked and other consumers. The Company’s services are provided through the Company’s four operating segments:
North America Services, International Services, Merchant Services and NetSpend.

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Total System Services Inc (NYSE:TSS) stock is currently trading 1.07% below its 52-week-high, 65.59% above its 52-week-low. The 1-year stock price history is in the range of $28.54 – $47.77. Total System Services Inc (TSS) has a price to earnings ratio of 27.05 versus Financial sector average of 18.01. TSS stock price has outperformed the S&P 500 by 38.4%. The Commercial Services company is currently valued at $8.69 billion and its share price closed the last trading session at $47.26. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $44.3 and a 200-day moving average of $40.36.

Total System Services Inc (TSS) current short interest stands at 2.75 million shares. It has increased by 3% from the same period of last month. Around 2% of the company’s shares, which are float, are short sold. With a 10-days average volume of 1.09 million shares, the number of days required to cover the short positions stand at 2.6 days.

TSS reported last quarter earnings on July 28. The Commercial Services company announced earnings per share of $0.53 against a consensus Street estimate of $0.51, beating the average estimate by $0.02. This corresponds to an increase of $0.11 compared to the same quarter of the previous fiscal year.

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There are currently twenty-one analysts that cover Total System Services Inc stock. Of those twenty-one, seven have a Buy rating, thirteen have a Hold rating and one has a Sell rating. On a consensus basis this yields to a Hold rating. The consensus target price stands at $46.81.

A recent analyst activity consisted of Baird downgrading their Outperform rating to Neutral on July 30. On the date of report, the stock closed at $46.24.

Susquehanna reiterated their Positive stance on July 29, and increased their price target on TSS stock from $42 to $53. This corresponds to a 12.15% upside from the last closing price. On the date of report, the stock closed at $46.83.

Another research firm was Barclays who reiterated their Overweight stance on July 29. Barclays increased their price target on Total System Services Inc from $50 to $53. This translates to a 12.15% upside from the last closing price. On the date of report, the stock closed at $46.83.

Company profile

Total System Services, Inc. provides electronic payment processing and related services to financial and nonfinancial institutions. The Company’s services include processing consumer, retail, commercial, government services, stored value and debit cards. Total System serves institutions throughout the United States and internationally.

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