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Long or Short: FactSet Research Systems (NYSE: FDS)


FactSet Research Systems trades as part of the financial services sector and is in the brokers and exchanges industry. FactSet Research Systems Inc is a financial and economic data and analytics service provider. It aggregates content from hundreds of databases, reformats it, and then furnishes the data to research analysts, and other financial professionals.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The FDS stock showed a previous change of -0.70% with an open at 298.92 and a close of 295.00. It reached an intraday high of 299.87 and a low of 293.92.

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The stock has a market cap of $11.3b with 38.2m shares outstanding, of which the float is 31.4m shares. Trading volume reached 306,625 shares compared to its average volume of 409,815 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, FactSet Research Systems shares returned 2.81% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 7.21%. Over three months, it changed 26.73%. In one year it has changed 42.22% and within that year its 52-week high was 299.87 and its 52-week low was 188.31. FDS stock is 56.66% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 234.37 and a 50 day moving average of 271.48. Currently FDS stock is trading 25.87% above its 200 day moving average.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 6.78 that ended on 31st of August 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 43.51. Based on 9 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 2.28. The TTM EPS is 8.85, which comes to a TTM PE of 33.33. Historically, the PE high was 43.51 and the PE low was 18.40. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 162.86, which is a decrease of -44.79%.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

Feb19 (Reported on 03/26/2019): 2.19
Nov18 (Reported on 12/18/2018): 2.17
Aug18 (Reported on 09/25/2018): 1.77
May18 (Reported on 06/26/2018): 1.91
Feb18 (Reported on 03/27/2018): 1.33

The dividend per share is currently 2.88, which is a dividend yield of 0.98%. Also, the payout ratio is 32.54%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 228.64, which means it may be overvalued by -29.02%.

Indicators to Watch:

Short-interest was 2,203,930, which was 5.76% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 8.08. This stock has a moderate level of short interest, but may still be a buying opportunity depending on other indicators.

The current calculated beta is 1.05.

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 53.41%, return on assets is 22.02%, profit margin is 22.60%, price-to-sales is 10.79 and price-to-book is 18.95.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 0  :Valuation Score
 4  :Past Performance Score
 3  :Financial Strength Score
 2  :Future Growth Score
 4  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks.Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.