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FactSet Research Systems Inc. (FDS) Analysts See $1.96 EPS

December 11, 2017 - By Henry Gaston

 FactSet Research Systems Inc. (FDS) Analysts See $1.96 EPS
Investors sentiment decreased to 1.09 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.23, from 1.32 in 2017Q1. It turned 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.
Neuberger Berman Group Incorporated Ltd Liability Co invested in 0.15% or 695,340 shares. Raymond James Associate reported 66,713 shares. Fire Grp Incorporated reported 0.18% in FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS). Voya Invest Mgmt Limited Liability Company holds 27,316 shares. Moreover, Tributary Cap Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.12% invested in FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS). Tocqueville Asset Management Limited Partnership has invested 0% in FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS). Da Davidson & Com reported 690 shares stake. Ameritas Invest Inc has invested 0.13% of its portfolio in FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS). Brown Cap holds 0.01% of its portfolio in FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) for 3,088 shares. Riverhead Cap Ltd Liability Com has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS). 279,124 were accumulated by Capital Management Incorporated. 8,360 are owned by Jlb Associate Inc. Bright Rock Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability Company has invested 0.44% of its portfolio in FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS). Wasatch reported 15,035 shares. Employees Retirement System Of Ohio has 80,189 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio.

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 $76.66M giving it 25.77 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 1.04% or $2.07 during the last trading session, reaching $202.07. About 256,845 shares traded. FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) has risen 5.61% since December 11, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.09% the S&P500.

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

Among 17 analysts covering FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS), 2 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 12% are positive. FactSet Research Systems Inc. has $205 highest and $138 lowest target. $173.50’s average target is -14.14% below currents $202.07 stock price. FactSet Research Systems Inc. had 31 analyst reports since September 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) earned “Underweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, September 27. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of FDS in report on Monday, September 18 with “Hold” rating. The stock of FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) earned “Underperform” rating by Raymond James on Tuesday, September 27. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Tuesday, July 25. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Wednesday, September 27 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Tuesday, November 10. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Hold” rating and $160 target in Thursday, May 11 report. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Wednesday, March 16. On Wednesday, April 26 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”. Evercore initiated FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) on Thursday, January 7 with “Hold” 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 $7.90 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 31.04 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: “FactSet -2.5% as Pacific Square rings alarm bells” on August 10, 2017, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “FactSet Research Systems Inc. (FDS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 29 …” published on November 28, 2017, Seekingalpha.com published: “FactSet Research Systems’ (FDS) CEO Phil Snow on Q4 2017 Results – Earnings …” on September 26, 2017. More interesting news about FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “FactSet Research Systems Inc. (FDS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 29, 2017” published on August 28, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “The Long Case For FactSet Research Systems” with publication date: March 23, 2017.

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