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Institutional investors and hedge funds own 37.13% of the company's stock. Of the analysts surveyed by Reuters that track First Data Corporation 8 of them rate its stock a hold.

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First Data Corporation is based in United States of America, in the very big sector Services. To determine if one is a better investment than the other, we will compare the two across growth, profitability, risk, return, dividends, and valuation measures. Iridian Asset Management LLC CT acquired a new stake in First Data in the third quarter valued at about $121,916,000. Russell Investments Group Ltd. boosted its holdings in First Data by 51.3% in the 2nd quarter. First Data's quarterly revenue was up 4.8% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts anticipate that First Data Corp will post 1.28 earnings per share for the current year. While, the analyst predicted that the company could provide an EPS of $0.4/share.

In other news, insider Andrew Gelb sold 7,473 shares of First Data stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 20th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $16.82 per share, with a total value of $420,500.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

The average 1-year price target for Under Armour, Inc. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 417,652 shares in the company, valued at $7,150,202.24. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders bought 25,300 shares of company stock valued at $425,621. BTIG Research initiated the shares of FDC in report on Tuesday, November 17 with "Neutral" rating. The 20-day may be of analytical benefit to a shorter-term trader since it follows the price more closely, and therefore produces less "lag" than the longer-term moving average. KeyCorp reaffirmed a "buy" rating and issued a $20.00 target price on shares of First Data in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a "hold" rating and issued a $17.00 target price on shares of First Data in a research report on Friday, October 20th.

Analysts have given a mean recommendation of 1.90 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). A move above 70 is widely considered to show the stock as overbought, and a move below 30 would indicate that the stock may be oversold.

First Data Corporation (FDC) pulled off a 1.36 percent gain and now trades for $17.86. The stock decreased 1.12% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $17.66. Also generally volatility for large market cap stocks are lower so for First Data Corporation, volatility for the week has been 2.67%, and for the month 2.31%. FDC's financial leverage ratio is 4.34, which indicates that the company's asset base is primarily funded by debt.

First Data (NYSE:FDC) last announced its earnings results on Monday, October 30th. The business services provider reported $0.40 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.40.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $1.94 Billion for the current quarter.

First Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC) gross margin percentage stands at 44.7% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 13.6 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 6 Percent. Omega Advisors Inc. now owns 15,653,263 shares of the company's stock worth $173,282,000 after buying an additional 121,800 shares during the last quarter.

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