Fiserv, Inc.

  • The Best American Business Services Provider

    By Awais Iqbal - June 25, 2013 | Tickers: ADP, FISV, GPN

    In current times, where companies have the objective of exploiting their core competence at the focal point, this need opens the door to opportunities for the providers of business services.

    The business service industry caters to demands that include marketing, consulting, staffing, security, telecommunications, internet services, logistics and waste handling.

    Eventually, demand is based on business spending, which in turn is determined by the financial health of the overall economy more »

  • Do These 3 Service Stocks Offer Growth To Investors?

    By Victor Selva - May 23, 2013 | Tickers: ADP, FISV, FLT

    Business services have been on the rise as companies seeking to increase efficiency seek to outsource specific processes. FleetCor (NYSE: FLT), Fiserv (NASDAQ: FISV), and Automatic Data Processing (NASDAQ: ADP) are three service companies, focused on financial-related activities, that offer interesting growth prospects thanks to their strong products, brand positioning, compelling business models, and wide moats.

    A company with high potential 

    FleetCor provides specialized payment products and services to commercial more »

  • A Closer Look at DST Systems

    By Anh HOANG - May 14, 2013 | Tickers: DST, FISV, STT

    Barron’s recently featured DST Systems (NYSE: DST), considering the company to have potential upside as it has been monetizing its non-core assets. Interestingly, DST Systems is in the portfolio of several famous investors and financial institutions, including David Einhorn (Greenlight Capital), The Vanguard Group and BlackRock Institutional Trust. Since the beginning of the year, DST has moved up around 14.2% on the market. Let’s take a closer more »

  • What eBay's Earnings Report Tells Us

    By Damon Churchwell - April 24, 2013 | Tickers: EBAY, FISV, GPN

    eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY)  is showing that it intends to remain at the forefront of the online retail industry, embracing the shift to mobile technologies and broadening the array of industries it serves. Its first-quarter results are a reflection of the progress it continues to make in these regards.

    It reported first-quarter earnings of $0.63 per share, a year-over-year gain of $0.08. The stock dipped slightly following the report more »

  • What eBay's Earnings Report Tells Us

    By Damon Churchwell - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: EBAY, FISV, GPN

    eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) reported first-quarter share earnings of $0.63, a year-over-year gain of $0.08. The shares sold off slightly in after hours trading following the report, probably reflecting a lower-than-anticipated outlook for the June interim. Still, the online auctioneer and payment service provider looks for full year 2013 share profits to climb 15% on a similar rate of sales growth.

    The gist is that each of eBay more »

  • H&R Block: Income And Growth For Cheap

    By Marshall Hargrave - March 21, 2013 | Tickers: ADP, FISV, HRB, INTU, PAYX

    H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) recently released the news that around 600,000 tax refunds could be delayed, namely for students, due to a problem related to filing of form 8863 (for student tax credits). Yet, the news has had little bearing on the stock, although there has been some outrage by tax filers. This led me to take a hard look at the company and its industry. For more »

  • Buy These 3 Leaders Before It Is Too Late

    By Laura Paur - March 3, 2013 | Tickers: EMC, FISV, GOOG

    Eminence’s investment philosophy is oriented around finding companies that meets “quality value” requirements. According to HedgeFundLetters, Eminence Capital actively searches for discounts that are created by: (1) A good business in an industry shunned by analysts for any reason, (2) A good company that has “tripped” by delivering disappointing short-term earnings or through other catalysts that have not impaired the company’s long-term value, and (3) A good company more »

  • Payment Services Provider Stocks to Consider

    By Damon Churchwell - February 25, 2013 | Tickers: EBAY, FISV, GPN, INTU

    There are now many public companies offering electronic payment services, and demand is growing for the most part. With stock prices hovering at attractive levels, these may remain solidly performing stocks during 2013 and out four to five years. I recommend looking into the companies that own payment processing technology operations, such as eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) and Intuit (NASDAQ: INTU), as well as the companies listed here.

    Speaking of eBay more »

  • A Look Into Top Lou Simpson's Investments (Part I)

    By Anh HOANG - January 11, 2013 | Tickers: ACN, BRK-B, BRK-A, FIS, FISV

    Warren Buffett has appraised one investment manager in a section called: “Portrait of a Disciplined Investor” in his 2004 letter to shareholders. It is 74-year-old Lou Simpson, who had spent more than 30 years managing investments for GEICO Insurance. He has delivered a 20% annual return since 1980, far higher than a 14% return of the S&P in the same period. After leaving GEICO, he started his own investment more »

  • Low Competition and Free Cash Flow: Brave Warrior's Formula

    By Federico Zaldua - December 12, 2012 | Tickers: SCHW, FISV, GOOG, ORCL, VPRT

    I like to track prominent hedge fund holdings. As explained in my blog Warren Trades, investors should study what top fundamental investors have been doing with their portfolios. These kind of hedge funds invest considerable time and resources analyzing stocks. I focus on institutional investors that hold concentrated positions and have a long-term, fundamental bias. In this article I analyze Glenn Greenberg’s Brave Warrior Capital holdings. Greenberg invests in more »

  • An Insider’s Company Bought Altisource Shares

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - December 3, 2012 | Tickers: ASPS, FISV, LPS, WAC

    Brown’s Valley Development Company, which is owned by Altisource Portfolio Solutions (NASDAQ: ASPS) Board member Michael Linn, has purchased 1,000 shares of the company’s stock according to a filing with the SEC. The buy took place on November 27, at an average price of $103.87 per share, and augments close to 16,000 shares that are owned by Linn, his children, and his trust. Altisource Portfolio more »

  • A Payment Processor Trending Higher

    By Declan Fallon - November 9, 2012 | Tickers: FIS, FISV, JKHY

    Jack Henry & Associates (NASDAQ: JKHY) is a provider of payment processing and technology solutions for banks and credit unions.  The stock has found its groove, enjoying a powerful rally triggered off the March 2009 low.  But what has probably gone unmentioned are the new multi-year highs the stock is enjoying, after surging past $30 earlier this year; a price which had capped a 11-year base all the way back to more »

  • What are these IT Companies Worth?

    By Glen Bradford - February 9, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, AMAT, FFIV, FIS, FISV

    Hello, my name is Glen Bradford and I am taking on the seemingly insurmountable task of valuing every company in the S&P500. I'm a fan of IT companies, so let's take a look.

    351. Fidelity National Information Services (NYSE: FIS) bottomed at $24, and it's poised to run much higher ... if you ignore that the company is reliant on the economics of the banking system. Unfortunately more »

  • Now Is the Time to Buy Fiserv

    By Christopher French - February 6, 2012 | Tickers: FIS, FISV, NLSN, TSS

    Fiserv (NASDAQ: FISV) provides a long list of technology solutions to clients in the financial sector, including transaction processing, electronic bill payment and presentment, business process outsourcing, document distribution services, and much more. Based on recent news surrounding Fiserv, I believe it is attempting to build itself out as a significant consulting and payment processing juggernaut. Let me explain.

    Acquisitions have been key to Fiserv's success so far more »