EPS for FactSet Research Systems Inc. (FDS) Expected At $1.96

December 18, 2017 - By Clifton Ray

 EPS for FactSet Research Systems Inc. (FDS) Expected At $1.96
Investors sentiment decreased to 1.09 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.23, from 1.32 in 2017Q1. It is negative, as 32 investors sold FactSet Research Systems Inc. shares while 116 reduced holdings. 41 funds opened positions while 120 raised stakes. 36.41 million shares or 1.21% less from 36.86 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.
Mai Mgmt stated it has 4,531 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Tributary Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability Com owns 7,950 shares for 0.12% of their portfolio. Earnest Prns Limited Liability Company holds 84,210 shares. Cullinan Associates Incorporated holds 0.12% in FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) or 9,460 shares. 187 were accumulated by Farmers & Merchants Invests. Ameriprise Financial Inc owns 405,762 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Raymond James Fincl owns 28,128 shares. Thompson Siegel Walmsley Limited Liability holds 0% of its portfolio in FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) for 246 shares. 2,868 are held by Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board. State Treasurer State Of Michigan invested in 0.02% or 16,300 shares. First Savings Bank owns 3,874 shares. Great Lakes Advsrs Ltd Llc holds 7,688 shares. Btim accumulated 0.19% or 69,500 shares. Natixis stated it has 2,632 shares or 0% of all its holdings. The Virginia-based Thompson Davis & has invested 0.02% in FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS).

Since September 29, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $3.22 million activity. Another trade for 1,049 shares valued at $189,869 was made by McNulty Matthew J on Monday, October 2. Hale Mark J. sold $1.71 million worth of FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) on Friday, September 29.

Analysts expect FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) to report $1.96 EPS on December, 19.They anticipate $0.21 EPS change or 12.00 % from last quarter’s $1.75 EPS. FDS’s profit would be $76.65 million giving it 26.13 P/E if the $1.96 EPS is correct. After having $1.90 EPS previously, FactSet Research Systems Inc.’s analysts see 3.16 % EPS growth. The stock increased 1.19% or $2.41 during the last trading session, reaching $204.87. About 555,452 shares traded or 36.56% up from the average. FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) has risen 5.61% since December 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.09% the S&P500.

FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) Ratings Coverage

Among 18 analysts covering FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS), 2 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 11% are positive. FactSet Research Systems Inc. has $205 highest and $138 lowest target. $173.54’s average target is -15.29% below currents $204.87 stock price. FactSet Research Systems Inc. had 32 analyst reports since September 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) earned “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray on Monday, September 18. Stifel Nicolaus maintained FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) on Tuesday, December 8 with “Buy” rating. The stock of FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, July 25 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, December 5 by Northcoast. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $171 target in Monday, October 23 report. Macquarie Research initiated FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) rating on Friday, August 26. Macquarie Research has “Neutral” rating and $180 target. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, August 23 with “Equal-Weight”. Piper Jaffray maintained FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) rating on Wednesday, September 27. Piper Jaffray has “Hold” rating and $177.0 target. Morgan Stanley maintained FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) on Wednesday, September 27 with “Equal-Weight” rating. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of FDS in report on Wednesday, September 23 with “Equal Weight” rating.

FactSet Research Systems Inc. provides integrated financial information and data analytical applications to the investment community in the United States, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. The company has market cap of $8.01 billion. The companyÂ’s applications suite offers tools and resources, including firm and industry analyses; full screening tools; portfolio analysis; risk profiles; alpha-testing; portfolio optimization; and research management solutions. It has a 31.47 P/E ratio. FactSet Research Systems Inc. delivers insight and information to investment professionals through its analytics, services, contents, and technologies.

More notable recent FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “The Long Case For FactSet Research Systems” on March 23, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “FactSet: The Virtuous Cycle” published on March 13, 2017, Nasdaq.com published: “What to Expect From FactSet Research (FDS) in Q1 Earnings?” on December 15, 2017. More interesting news about FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “FactSet -2.5% as Pacific Square rings alarm bells” published on August 10, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “FactSet Research Systems’ (FDS) CEO Phil Snow on Q4 2017 Results – Earnings …” with publication date: September 26, 2017.

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