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Morning Hot Watch List: First Data Corporation (NYSE: FDC)

First Data Corporation (NYSE: FDC) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 15. B. It is in the Business Services industry and sector Services, with a current P/E of 29.12, a forward P/E of 9.85 and EPS of 0.56. At a stock price of 16.16 (-0.49%) it has a dividend yield of *TBA.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 22.70%, more recently this last year it has grown by 105.90%. The next year growth is going to be about 7.47% and more long-term 17.57% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 161.90%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 1.60% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 0.90%.

For performance, First Data Corporation the past week has seen a gain of -1.40%. For the last month performance for First Data Corporation is 4.94%. While the last quarter is -0.12% and half year, 10.91%. Finally for the year, performance is 51.03%.

The 52-week high for First Data Corporation, is at -5.02%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 63.23%. The 20-day simple moving average is 1.02% and 9.69% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.57%, and for the month it is 1.95%. First Data Corporation, has a target price of 18.68.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 13.3, and for total debt/equity First Data Corporation has 13.66. The gross margin is 44.20%, while operating margin is 13.90%, the profit margin is 4.40%. The current ratio is 1.1 and the quick ratio is *TBA.

Insider ownership is at 2.20%, with instituitional ownership at 92.40%. First Data Corporation has a payout ratio of 0.00%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 928.11. The shares float is 366.79, with the float short at 5.04%, with short ratio coming to 5.75.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see First Data Corporation, get 1.40%, with its returns on investment at 7.40%. Return on equity is 46.40%. So will the investors see the target price of 18.68, reached soon?

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

 First Data Corporation (NYSE: FDC)

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