Major Move Is Coming For Total System Services, Inc. After Bullish Options Activity

 Major Move Is Coming For Total System Services, Inc. After Bullish Options Activity

In today’s session Total System Services, Inc. (TSS) registered an unusually high (308) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the January, 2017 call, expecting serious TSS increase. With 308 contracts traded and 264 open interest for the Jan, 17 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: TSS170120C00055000 closed last at: $0.6 or 50% up. About 29,932 shares traded hands. Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) has declined 1.37% since April 26, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 6.63% the S&P500.

Analysts await Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) to report earnings on January, 24. They expect $0.65 EPS, up 22.64% or $0.12 from last year’s $0.53 per share. TSS’s profit will be $118.53M for 19.66 P/E if the $0.65 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.66 actual EPS reported by Total System Services, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -1.52% negative EPS growth.

Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) Ratings Coverage

Out of 14 analysts covering Total System Services (NYSE:TSS), 8 rate it a “Buy”, 1 “Sell”, while 5 “Hold”. This means 57% are positive. $63 is the highest target while $44 is the lowest. The $53.10 average target is 3.89% above today’s ($51.11) stock price. Total System Services has been the topic of 27 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. First Analysis downgraded the shares of TSS in a report on Wednesday, January 27 to “Equal-Weight” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse given on Tuesday, January 5. As per Monday, June 13, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, August 27 by Zacks. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Wood given on Monday, April 11. Compass Point initiated the shares of TSS in a report on Friday, April 15 with “Neutral” rating. The company was downgraded on Thursday, July 30 by Robert W. Baird. On Friday, August 12 the stock rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Outperform”. Barclays Capital maintained Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) on Monday, April 11 with “Overweight” rating. On Wednesday, October 28 the stock rating was maintained by Topeka Capital Markets with “Hold”.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Total System Services provides global commerce solutions. The company facilitates the payment exchange between buyers and sellers. TSYS’ systems capture and deliver more of the right information to our clients allowing them to make wiser business decisions yielding portfolio growth more than twice the industry average. TSYS and its family of companies offer a full range of business services from credit application to collections, allowing the company’ clients to focus on building their brands while we focus on safety, security, ease and convenience.”

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 0.86 in Q2 2016. Its down 0.28, from 1.14 in 2016Q1. The ratio dropped, as 32 funds sold all Total System Services, Inc. shares owned while 155 reduced positions. 72 funds bought stakes while 142 increased positions. They now own 129.55 million shares or 0.33% less from 129.99 million shares in 2016Q1.
Catalyst Cap Advsrs Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.32% of its portfolio in Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) for 33,050 shares. Brandywine Global Invest Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp reported 102 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Moreover, Herndon Mgmt Ltd has 0% invested in Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) for 16 shares. The New York-based Value Lp has invested 8.13% in Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS). Profund Advsr Ltd Liability Com has 5,011 shares for 0.01% of their US portfolio. Cleararc Capital, a Ohio-based fund reported 4,111 shares. Tocqueville Asset Mngmt Lp last reported 47,638 shares in the company. Junto Lp last reported 5.67% of its portfolio in the stock. Magnetar Financial Ltd Liability has 0.01% invested in the company for 7,582 shares. Barr E S & has 0.03% invested in the company for 4,819 shares. Apriem Advisors has invested 0% of its portfolio in Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS). Homrich Berg last reported 0.03% of its portfolio in the stock. Springbank Value Prtn L P has invested 7.75% of its portfolio in Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS). Ww Asset Mgmt owns 16,600 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Ladenburg Thalmann Serv Inc last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock.

Insider Transactions: Since November 3, 2016, the stock had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $8.14 million net activity. On Thursday, November 3 the insider TOMLINSON PHILIP W sold $4.58 million. WEAVER DORENDA K sold $703,309 worth of stock or 13,781 shares. 57,905 Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) shares with value of $2.86 million were sold by PRUETT WILLIAM A.

Total System Services, Inc. is a payment solutions well-known provider that provides services to financial and nonfinancial institutions. The company has a market cap of $9.32 billion. The Company’s divisions include North America Services, Merchant Services, NetSpend and International Services. It has a 28.91 P/E ratio. The Firm also provides processing services, acquiring solutions, related systems and integrated support services to merchant acquirers and merchants.

TSS Company Profile

Total System Services, Inc. (TSYS), incorporated on December 22, 1982, is a payment solutions well-known provider that provides services to financial and nonfinancial institutions. The Company’s divisions include North America Services, Merchant Services, NetSpend and International Services. The Firm also provides processing services, acquiring solutions, related systems and integrated support services to merchant acquirers and merchants. In addition, it provides general purpose reloadable (GPR) prepaid and payroll cards, and alternative financial service solutions to the underbanked and other consumers. The Company’s Merchant Services segment provides third party processing services to merchant acquirers and Independent Sales Organizations (ISOs) mainly in the United States. The Company’s NetSpend segment provides GPR prepaid debit and payroll cards, and convenience checks.

More important recent Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “Total System Services, Inc (TSS) Lost Its Momentum” on September 30, 2016, also Fool.com published article titled: “Why Total System Services, Inc. Dropped Today”, Seekingalpha.com published: “Total System Services (TSS) Q3 2016 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on October 26, 2016. More interesting news about Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) was released by: Thestreet.com and their article: “Total System Services (TSS) Earnings Report: Q1 2016 Conference Call Transcript” with publication date: April 27, 2016.

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