Alert: New Earnings Report (12/19/23)-FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE: FDS).


FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE: FDS) has reported E.P.S. of $3.91 for its first fiscal quarter (ending November 30) versus $3.59 for the same period a year ago — an increase of 9%. Relative to the consensus estimate of $4.11, this was a shortfall of $-0.20. For the latest four quarters through November 30, E.P.S. were $12.58 compared to $11.22 a year ago — an increase of 12%.

Recent Price Action

FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE: FDS) stock closed at $448.65 on 12/19/23 after a decline of -2.1%. Moreover, this decline was accompanied by exceptionally high trading volume at 238% of normal. The stock is unchanged during the last week but has been exceptionally strong relative to the market over the last nine months.

Current PriceTarget Research Rating

With future capital returns forecasted to be above the cost of capital, FDS is expected to continue to be a major Value Builder.

FactSet Research Systems has a current Value Trend Rating of C (Neutral). With this rating, PTR’s two proprietary measures of a stock’s current attractiveness are providing very contradictory signals. FactSet Research Systems has a poor Appreciation Score of 24 but a good Power Rating of 77, producing the Neutral Value Trend Rating.

Rating Review

In light of this new information we are reviewing our current Overall Rating of C. This review will be completed in the next several days.

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