First Data (FDC) Stock Rating Reiterated at Cowen & Co.; The $19.0000 Target Indicates 3.20% Potential, Last Week The Hackett Group, Inc. (HCKT) Analysts

July 17, 2017 - By Louis Casey

Among 32 analysts covering First Data Corp (NYSE:FDC), 24 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. First Data Corp has $2300 highest and $12 lowest target. $18.52’s average target is 0.60% above currents $18.41 stock price. First Data Corp had 53 analyst reports since October 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Credit Suisse maintained First Data Corp (NYSE:FDC) rating on Thursday, July 13. Credit Suisse has “Outperform” rating and $20 target. The company was initiated on Thursday, January 14 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was initiated by Goldman Sachs on Monday, November 9 with “Buy”. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of FDC in report on Tuesday, May 30 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Mizuho on Tuesday, February 14 with “Buy”. On Thursday, February 11 the stock rating was maintained by Mizuho with “Buy”. Bernstein initiated the stock with “Market-Perform” rating in Thursday, December 10 report. The stock of First Data Corp (NYSE:FDC) has “Market Perform” rating given on Friday, January 6 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock has “Buy” rating by BTIG Research on Monday, June 19. Citigroup initiated it with “Buy” rating and $20.50 target in Monday, November 9 report.

Among 3 analysts covering The Hackett Group (NASDAQ:HCKT), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. The Hackett Group had 4 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Roth Capital with “Buy” on Wednesday, August 12. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, November 11 by TH Capital. See The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCKT) latest ratings:

16/06/2017 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Buy New Target: $19 Initiates Coverage On

Analysts await First Data Corp (NYSE:FDC) to report earnings on August, 7 before the open. They expect $0.34 EPS, up 17.24% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.29 per share. FDC’s profit will be $310.08 million for 13.54 P/E if the $0.34 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.21 actual EPS reported by First Data Corp for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 61.90% EPS growth.

First Data Corporation is a provider of commerce-enabling technology and solutions for merchants, financial institutions and card issuers. The company has market cap of $16.79 billion. The Company’s divisions are Global Business Solutions , Global Financial Solutions (GFS), Network & Security Solutions (NSS), and Corporate. It has a 33.2 P/E ratio. The GBS segment provides businesses of all sizes and types with a range of solutions at the point of sale, including merchant acquiring, e-commerce, mobile commerce, point-of-sale, and other business solutions.

The stock decreased 0.75% or $0.14 on July 14, reaching $18.41. About shares traded. First Data Corp (NYSE:FDC) has risen 49.22% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 32.52% the S&P500.

The stock increased 0.50% or $0.08 on July 14, reaching $16.07. About shares traded. The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCKT) has risen 3.66% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 13.04% the S&P500.

The Hackett Group, Inc. is an advisory and technology consulting company. The company has market cap of $471.91 million. The Company’s services include business transformation, enterprise performance management, working capital management and global business services. It has a 20.88 P/E ratio. The Firm is engaged in providing business and technology consulting services.

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