$2.05 EPS Expected for FactSet Research Systems Inc. (FDS)

March 18, 2018 - By Darrin Black

 $2.05 EPS Expected for FactSet Research Systems Inc. (FDS)
Investors sentiment decreased to 1.08 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.01, from 1.09 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 29 investors sold FactSet Research Systems Inc. shares while 112 reduced holdings. 40 funds opened positions while 112 raised stakes. 36.28 million shares or 0.35% less from 36.41 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Disciplined Growth Investors Mn stated it has 623,513 shares. Raub Brock Mgmt L P has 94,088 shares. 2,100 were reported by Groesbeck Inv Management Nj. Pnc Financial Svcs Inc reported 0.01% in FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS). Nationwide Fund Advisors owns 184,629 shares or 0.13% of their US portfolio. Hemenway Trust Ltd Liability holds 0.09% in FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) or 2,275 shares. Raymond James Trust Na holds 0.02% in FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) or 1,584 shares. Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado holds 7,321 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Visionary Asset Mgmt Inc invested in 0.06% or 1,139 shares. Price T Rowe Associates Md has invested 0.02% in FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS). Alphamark Advsr Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 19 shares. Moreover, City has 0% invested in FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS). Geode Cap Mgmt Llc invested in 0.02% or 308,225 shares. Voya Invest Mngmt Ltd has invested 0.01% in FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS). Comm State Bank reported 2,278 shares.

Since September 29, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 insider sales for $13.64 million activity. $1.71M worth of FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) shares were sold by Hale Mark J.. Another trade for 1,186 shares valued at $229,989 was sold by MCGONIGLE JAMES J. $465,174 worth of FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) shares were sold by BILLEADEAU SCOTT A. 7,334 shares valued at $1.33M were sold by Snow Frederick Philip on Monday, October 2.

Analysts expect FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) to report $2.05 EPS on March, 27 before the open.They anticipate $0.24 EPS change or 13.26 % from last quarter’s $1.81 EPS. FDS’s profit would be $80.00 million giving it 26.17 P/E if the $2.05 EPS is correct. After having $2.04 EPS previously, FactSet Research Systems Inc.’s analysts see 0.49 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.89% or $1.89 during the last trading session, reaching $214.58. About 396,220 shares traded or 16.28% up from the average. FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) has risen 5.61% since March 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.09% the S&P500.

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

Among 19 analysts covering FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS), 2 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 11% are positive. FactSet Research Systems Inc. had 37 analyst reports since September 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, September 22 by Jefferies. As per Wednesday, March 16, the company rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Wednesday, January 31. As per Wednesday, September 27, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. UBS downgraded it to “Sell” rating and $138 target in Thursday, March 10 report. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Macquarie Research on Friday, August 26. The firm has “Sell” rating by UBS given on Wednesday, December 20. Northcoast downgraded the shares of FDS in report on Tuesday, December 5 to “Neutral” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by Evercore on Thursday, January 7. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, September 18 report.

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 $8.37 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 32.41 P/E ratio. FactSet Research Systems Inc. delivers insight and information to investment professionals through its analytics, services, contents, and technologies.

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