First Data Corp (FDC) Receives a Hold from BMO Capital

By Austin Angelo

In a report released yesterday, James Fotheringham from BMO Capital reiterated a Hold rating on First Data Corp (FDCResearch Report), with a price target of $25.64. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $24.97, close to its 52-week high of $26.62.

According to, Fotheringham is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 12.2% and a 72.4% success rate. Fotheringham covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as Focus Financial Partners Inc, Discover Financial Services, and Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Hold analyst consensus rating for First Data Corp with a $24.98 average price target, representing a 0.0% upside. In a report issued on January 25, KeyBanc also downgraded the stock to Hold.

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First Data Corp’s market cap is currently $23.4B and has a P/E ratio of 23.61. The company has a Price to Book ratio of 5.77.

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First Data Corp. engages in the provision of commerce-enabling technology and solutions; and payment technology and services. It operates through the following segments: Global Business Solutions; Global Financial Solutions; and Network and Security Solutions.