Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Fiserv

(

FISV

) as a new lifetime high candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Fiserv as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • FISV has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $104.0 million.
  • FISV has traded 16,331 shares today.
  • FISV is trading at a new lifetime high.

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More details on FISV:

Fiserv, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides financial services technology worldwide. FISV has a PE ratio of 32. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Fiserv a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Recommends

The average volume for Fiserv has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Fiserv has a market cap of $22.5 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. The stock has a beta of 0.68 and a short float of 2.9% with 5.47 days to cover. Shares are up 34.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Fiserv as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 26.8%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 3.6%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
  • The gross profit margin for FISERV INC is rather high; currently it is at 53.31%. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Regardless of the strong results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 9.78% trails the industry average.
  • The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. In comparison to other companies in the IT Services industry and the overall market on the basis of return on equity, FISERV INC has underperformed in comparison with the industry average, but has greatly exceeded that of the S&P 500.
  • Compared to its closing price of one year ago, FISV's share price has jumped by 47.25%, exceeding the performance of the broader market during that same time frame. We feel that the stock's sharp appreciation over the last year has driven it to a price level which is now somewhat expensive compared to the rest of its industry. The other strengths this company shows, however, justify the higher price levels.
  • FISERV INC's earnings per share declined by 18.5% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, FISERV INC increased its bottom line by earning $2.98 versus $2.45 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($3.82 versus $2.98).

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