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    Earnings Report

    FIS’s Acquisition of SunGard to Become a Key Catalyst for 2016

    In 4Q15, Fidelity Information Services (FIS) acquired SunGard, expanding its top line by nearly 50% and entering the capital markets and asset management businesses,

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Visa: Most Analysts Recommend a ‘Buy’

    Of 38 analysts that covered Visa in April, four recommended a “hold,” 18 recommended a “buy,” and 16 recommended a “strong buy.”

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Visa’s Operating Expenses and Fiscal 2018 Expectations

    Visa (V) incurred total operating expenses of $6.2 billion in fiscal 2017 compared to $7.1 billion in fiscal 2016.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    FIS’s Acquisition of SunGard to Be a Key Catalyst in 2016

    In 2015, Fidelity National Information Services (FIS) acquired SunGard, expanding its top line by nearly 50% and entering the capital markets and asset management businesses.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Did Fiserv Manage to Beat Estimates in 1Q16?

    Fiserv (FISV) reported 1Q16 adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $1.06 on revenues of $1.3 billion.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding How Fidelity National Information Services Utilizes Capital

    At the end of 2015, Fidelity National Information Services (FIS) had long-term debt of $11.5 billion, nearly double what it had one year previously.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Will FIS’s 3Q16 Earnings Meet Expectations?

    Fidelity National Information Services (FIS) is slated to report its 3Q16 results on November 1. Wall Street analysts expect it to post earnings per share (or EPS) of $0.98, 8% higher year-over-year.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    What Are Leon Cooperman’s Top Holdings?

    In Q3, billionaire investor Leon Cooperman’s top five holdings were Fiserv, Alphabet, United Continental, Chimera Investment, and Cigna.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Synchrony Deal Added $0.25 to PayPal’s Earnings

    In November 2017, PayPal announced that it decided to sell its US consumer loan business to Synchrony.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Square’s Investors Should Keep a Close Eye on Eventbrite

    Square (SQ) is a corporate investor in online ticketing company Eventbrite (EB), which went public in September 2018.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Earnings Report

    How Does Jack Henry & Associates Compare to Its Peers?

    The peers outperformed Jack Henry & Associates based on the PE ratio. However, Jack Henry & Associates is way ahead of its peers based on the PBV ratio.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    PayPal Doubles One Touch Users in 1 Year

    PayPal (PYPL) ended 4Q17 with 80 million consumers using One Touch. There were 40 million One Touch users a year ago.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Did Square Make a Profit In Q4?

    For the first time ever, Square (SQ) posted a quarterly net profit of $20 million in the third quarter of 2018.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Inside FIS’s Integrated Financial Solutions Segment

    FIS’s Integrated Financial Solutions segment caters to North American banks and is the largest contributor to the company’s total revenues (~60%).

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Could Square Survive a Fiserv–First Data Tie-Up?

    Fiserv (FISV) and First Data (FDC) have agreed to join forces in a $22 billion merger that is set to create a stronger competitor for Square (SQ) in payment processing.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Square or PayPal: Who Will Have Last Laugh with Bitcoin?

    Square (SQ) and PayPal (PYPL) have so far chosen different paths with regards to monetizing bitcoin.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Did Square Grow Its Cash Stockpile?

    Square (SQ) closed the third quarter of 2018 with $1.8 billion in cash, down $78 million from the previous quarter.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Earnings Report

    What Drove Fiserv’s 4Q16 Earnings Growth?

    Fiserv’s 4Q16 net income of $215 million was 14% higher YoY.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Did FIS’s Earnings Stack Up in 1Q16?

    Fidelity National Information Services (FIS) posted earnings of $0.79 per share for 1Q16, 22% higher than the same period last year. Revenues grew by 4.2% year-over-year to $2.2 billion.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Earnings Report

    FIS’s Acquisition of SunGard to Be Key Catalyst for 2016

    In 4Q15, Fidelity Information Services (FIS) acquired SunGard, expanding its top line by nearly 50.0%.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Wellington Management: Analyzing Its Top Holdings

    Wellington Management filed its 13F on Wednesday. Based on the filing, the market value of total publicly traded securities was around $443.45 billion.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Square Stock Rose Due to UBS Coverage Initiation

    Lately, Square (SQ) stock is becoming analysts’ favorite. On Tuesday, UBS analyst Eric Wasserstrom initiated coverage on the stock with a “buy” rating.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Square Enters the Stadium Catering Market

    Square has teamed up with the Washington Nationals to let fans at baseball games order food and drinks from the comfort of their seats.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Fiserv–First Data Deal Draws Scrutiny

    A law firm led by Louisiana’s former attorney general is investigating the proposed merger between Fiserv (FISV) and First Data (FDC).

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Square Co-Founder Dies as Company Turns Ten Years Old

    One of Square’s (SQ) founding talents died last month, according to CNBC. Tristan O’Tierney, 35, died in the month Square marked its tenth birthday.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    PayPal Wants a Bigger Piece of the $3.7 Trillion Gig Economy

    PayPal (PYPL) recently introduced an instant bank transfer option for its customers, with the option initially rolling out to customers in the United States.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The IRS Creates a Business Opportunity for PayPal

    PayPal (PYPL) wants to cash in on tax season. Americans have until April 15 to file their federal income tax returns.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at Square’s Revenue Metrics

    In the fourth quarter, Square reported net revenue of $933 million and adjusted revenue of $464 million.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Square Isn’t Afraid to Make Big Marketing Investments

    To drive growth in a highly competitive industry, companies typically spend a big chunk of their revenue on sales and marketing activities.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Square’s Product Team Has Been Busy

    Each year, Square (SQ) introduces new products to cater to the evolving needs of its customers, and 2018 was no exception.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will PayPal Continue Its Acquisition Spree in 2019?

    PayPal (PYPL) bought four companies in 2018, spending $2.7 billion on the transactions, according to Crunchbase data.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    PayPal to Benefit from Bitcoin without Handling It

    PayPal has (PYPL) has mostly given cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin a wide berth, unlike its competitor Square (SQ).

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Will Closing Its Malaysia Office Cost PayPal?

    PayPal (PYPL) is planning to close its customer support office in Malaysia by the end of this year. In this series, we’ll look at that development and others in PayPal’s international operations.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Did Square’s Revenue Growth Accelerate in Q4?

    Square (SQ) is expected to report its fourth-quarter earnings results on February 26.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Tech & Comm Services

    How PayPal’s Bottom Line Is Trending

    PayPal (PYPL) is expected to report its fourth-quarter earnings on January 17.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Visa’s Total Operating Expenses Have Risen in 2018

    Visa’s total operating expenses rose 4% YoY to $1.73 billion in fiscal 2Q18. The company incurred personnel expenses of $824 million in fiscal 2Q18.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Could Drive Mastercard’s Performance?

    After the announcement of the imposition of tariffs by President Donald Trump, fears regarding a trade war gripped investors.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Visa Has Premium Valuations

    Visa’s (V) price-to-book ratio stands at 6.83x on a next-12-month basis, implying a premium valuation compared to its peer average of 3.09x.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Behind Visa’s Total Operating Expenses

    In fiscal 2017, Visa (V) incurred total operating expenses of $6.2 billion compared to $7.1 billion in fiscal 2016—a fall of 14%.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Visa Ready Enters New Partnerships, Outlook on Fintechs

    On February 27, 2018, Visa (V) announced that it had added 14 technology companies to its Visa Ready for Transit program.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    An Analysis of These Components of Visa’s Net Operating Revenue

    Of its total fiscal 1Q18 net operating revenue of $4.9 billion, Visa’s service revenue made up $2.1 billion, or 44.1%.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Major Concern: Visa’s Share in This Market Is Diluting

    The demonetization effect in India has created the need for digital payments, and Visa has seen a substantial rise in transactions as a result.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    How PayPal’s 4Q17 Returns Stacked Up to Expectations

    Strong customer activity saw PayPal generate $3.7 billion in revenue in 4Q17. Wall Street was expecting $3.6 billion.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Earnings Report

    How Analysts Are Rating Visa

    So far in February 2018, Visa (V) has seen a fall in its number of “strong buy” and “buy” ratings compared to the previous month.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Earnings Report

    What’s behind Visa’s Premium Valuations?

    Visa has a premium valuation for multiple reasons. As the trend of digitization is expected to continue, the company could experience further increases in its valuations.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Earnings Report

    Behind Visa’s Payment Volumes

    Visa (V) reported total payment volumes of $2.0 trillion in fiscal 1Q18, while in fiscal 1Q17, its payment volumes were $1.8 trillion.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Earnings Report

    Inside Visa’s Operating Expenses

    Visa (V) saw a rise of 13% in total operating expenses on a YoY (year-over-year) basis in fiscal 1Q18. It incurred $1.5 billion in expenses in fiscal 1Q18 compared to $1.4 billion a year earlier.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Earnings Report

    Visa’s Operating Revenue Rose Year-over-Year

    In fiscal 1Q18, Visa (V) generated net operating revenue of $4.9 billion compared to $4.5 billion a year earlier, representing a rise of 9%.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Earnings Report

    Visa Reports Strong Fiscal 1Q18 Results

    Visa (V) posted EPS (earnings per share) of $1.08 in fiscal 1Q18, exceeding analysts’ estimates by $0.10.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Viacom B and Fiserv Surged on February 8

    On February 8, Viacom gained 7.2% and closed the day at $32.71. Viacom is part of the S&P 500 Consumer Discretionary sector.

    By Val Kensington
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    Here’s What’s behind Visa’s Premium Valuations

    Visa (V) has higher valuations since its PE (price-to-earnings) ratio on an NTM (next 12-month) basis is 26.27x, which is higher than the peer average.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    A Look at Visa’s Operating Revenues in Fiscal 2017

    Visa witnessed a substantial rise of 18% in services revenues in fiscal 2017 compared to fiscal 2016.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Visa Favors Smartphone Technology, QR Code

    Visa’s (V) partnership with Square (SQ) is being looked on positively.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Inside Visa’s Acquisition Strategy

    In a conference on November 29, 2017, Vasant Prabhu, Visa’s (V) CFO (chief financial officer), stated that the company’s acquisition strategy focuses on businesses that add value.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Why Visa Is Expected to Show Positive Momentum

    Amid all the developments going on in the digital world, Visa is targeting to make payments easier for customers and merchants.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    What Drove Visa’s Payment Volume

    Credit programs at Visa (V) have witnessed a rise of 8% on a year-over-year or YoY basis due to a rise in credit payments in the United States and internationally.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Decoding the Advisory Board’s Net Profit Margins in 2017

    In 1Q17, the Advisory Board (ABCO) reported adjusted EBITDA of ~$45 million, which was higher than its guidance of $37 million–$42 million.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Behind the Advisory Board’s Revenue Growth in 2017

    In 1Q17, the Advisory Board (ABCO) reported revenues of ~$194.1 million, which was higher than its guidance of $185 million–$190 million but ~0.7% lower YoY.

    By Margaret Patrick
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    Fiserv’s 4Q16 High-Flying Earnings

    Fiserv reported adjusted earnings of $1.16 per share for 4Q16—21% higher YoY.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    FIS Increased Quarterly Dividends 12% to $0.29

    For 4Q16, FIS announced dividends of $0.29 per share, which is 12.0% higher on a year-over-year basis.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Earnings Report

    What Is FIS’s Guidance for 2017?

    James Woodall, FIS’s chief financial officer, shared the company’s outlook for 2017 during its 4Q16 earnings call. It’s forecasting EPS of $4.15–$4.30.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Earnings Report

    FIS’s Acquisition of SunGard Is Key Growth Driver

    In 2015, FIS acquired SunGard, expanding its top line nearly 50.0% and entering the capital markets and asset management businesses.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Earnings Report

    What Do Analysts Expect from Fiserv’s 4Q16 Earnings?

    Fiserv (FISV) booked $5.2 billion revenues in 2015, while rival DST Systems (DST) generated $2.8 billion.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What the SunGard Acquisition Could Bring for FIS

    In August 2015, FIS acquired SunGard for $9.1 billion, its largest acquisition to date. SunGard is expected to expand FIS’s top line by nearly 50%.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Can FIS Meet Expectations in 4Q16?

    FIS is slated to report its 4Q16 results on February 7, 2017. Wall Street analysts expect it to post EPS of $1.14, a rise of 23.0% year-over-year.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Which Segment Drove Fiserv’s Earnings Growth in 3Q16?

    During the quarter, Fiserv signed over 100 debit clients, 150 Mobiliti ASP clients, and over 260 bill payment clients.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Sector Composition of the American Century Growth Fund in YTD 2016

    Information technology is the highest invested sector in the American Century Growth Fund (TWCGX), forming 30% of the portfolio.

    By David Ashworth
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    Do Analysts See Bulls Raising Their Heads for Fiserv?

    Analysts have been bullish on Fiserv (FISV) shares after its impressive second-quarter performance. In a Bloomberg survey of 22 analysts, five assigned it a “buy.”

    By Rebecca Keats
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    How Fiserv’s Valuations Compare to Its Peers

    Fiserv (FISV) trades at premium valuations to its peers. This can be judged by the company’s PBV multiple or its one-year forward PE multiple.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Behind Fidelity Information Services’ Inorganic Growth Strategy

    Fidelity National Information Services (FIS) has been following a consistent inorganic growth strategy in order to boost its offerings and customer base.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Are FIS’s Business Strategies Driving Growth?

    FIS plans to build stronger client relationships through multidimensional offerings. Its SunGard acquisition should also help expand client relationships.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Ins and Outs of FIS’s Global Financial Solutions Segment

    FIS’s Global Financial Solutions segment offers large financial institutions the worldwide with payment, consulting, and transformational services.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Inside FIS’s Operating Model

    In 2015, FIS reorganized and began reporting its results under three segments. But after the SunGard acquisition, another restructuring process is underway.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Introducing Fidelity National Information Services

    Headquartered in Florida, Fidelity National Information Services is a big hitter in software solutions and innovations in the financial services industry.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at Portfolio Changes in TWCGX

    The American Century Growth Fund Investor Class (TWCGX) invests in companies that its managers believe will increase in value over time.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Does FIS’s Rich Dividend History Mean for Investors?

    Fidelity National Information Services (FIS) increased its share repurchase authorization to $2 billion in 2014. This reflects the company’s confidence in its current valuations as well as its long-term prospects.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Earnings Report

    How Has FIS Rewarded Its Shareholders?

    FIS (FIS) has regularly rewarded its shareholders through dividends and share buybacks (SPY).

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Earnings Report

    Fiserv’s 1Q16 Earnings: What You Can Expect

    Fiserv (FISV) should report its first quarter earnings on May 5. What can you expect?

    By Rebecca Keats
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    How Western Union Benefited from Hedge Gains and Cost Savings

    Western Union benefited from hedge gains and cost savings that were offset by rises in technology expense and the negative impact of foreign exchange.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Why Western Union’s 3Q15 Revenues Fell Below Estimates

    On October 29, Western Union released its 3Q15 results with revenues of $1.39 billion, a 3% year-over-year fall compared to $1.44 billion in 3Q14.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Western Union Generated 80% Revenues from One Segment

    In 3Q15, the consumer-to-consumer segment comprised 80% of Western Union’s overall revenues. The segment’s revenues fell by 3% year-over-year.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Vantiv’s Revenue and Income Rose in 3Q15

    Vantiv reported net revenue of $816.0 million in 3Q15, an increase of 3.8% compared to $786.0 million in 2Q15. Revenue from external customers and related party revenue increased 3.9% and 0.11%, respectively.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    How Does Total System Services Compare to Its Peers?

    Total System Services has outperformed its peers based on PE. But it’s way ahead of its peers based on PS. The company has also outperformed its ETFs based on price movement, PE, and PBV.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Total System Services’ Organic Growth Boosts 3Q15 Revenue

    Total System Services (TSS) has a market cap of $9.5 billion. YTD price movement is going up QoQ in 2015. After its 3Q15 earnings report, TSS rose 0.90% to close at $51.65 per share on October 27, 2015.

    By Gabriel Kane
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