Total System Services (NYSE:TSS) announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday. The credit services provider reported $0.82 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.03, Bloomberg Earnings reports. The firm had revenue of $870.61 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $848.20 million. Total System Services had a return on equity of 26.25% and a net margin of 8.73%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.71 earnings per share.

Shares of Total System Services (TSS) traded up $0.17 on Tuesday, reaching $83.92. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,387,437 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,158,029. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.02, a quick ratio of 1.03 and a current ratio of 1.03. Total System Services has a one year low of $49.98 and a one year high of $83.84. The firm has a market capitalization of $15,460.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 37.30, a P/E/G ratio of 1.86 and a beta of 1.10.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 21st were issued a $0.13 dividend. This represents a $0.52 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.62%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, December 20th. Total System Services’s payout ratio is currently 23.11%.

In other Total System Services news, EVP Patricia A. Watson sold 23,608 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $74.01, for a total value of $1,747,228.08. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 21,112 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,562,499.12. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 2.60% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

TSS has been the subject of several recent research reports. Stephens lifted their price target on Total System Services from $70.00 to $75.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Total System Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $86.00 price target for the company in a research report on Friday, December 15th. Barclays lifted their price target on Total System Services from $72.00 to $78.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. Morgan Stanley reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Total System Services in a research report on Thursday, November 16th. Finally, Robert W. Baird lifted their price target on Total System Services from $76.00 to $78.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating, sixteen have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $75.27.

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Total System Services Company Profile

Total System Services, Inc (TSYS) is a payment solutions provider that provides payment processing services, merchant services and related payment services to financial and non-financial institutions. The Company’s segments include North America Services, Merchant Services, NetSpend and International Services.

Earnings History for Total System Services (NYSE:TSS)

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