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How to buy Fiserv shares

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Fiserv, Inc (FISV) is a leading information technology services business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$124.63 after a previous close of US$124.56. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD124.14 to a high of USD125.87. The latest price was USD125.23 (25 minute delay). Fiserv is listed on the NASDAQ. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Fiserv

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Fiserv. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: FISV. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Fiserv reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Fiserv, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Fiserv. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Fiserv share price

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Fiserv shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-21.
Previous closeUS$124.56
Change US$0.67
Change % 0.5379%
Volume 2,017,767
Information last updated 2021-04-15.
52-week rangeUS$91.4 - US$126.285
50-day moving average US$121.5151
200-day moving average US$111.828
Target priceUS$136.66
PE ratio 89.6643
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$1.4

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Is it a good time to buy Fiserv stock?

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Fiserv price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $125.23

1 week (2021-04-13) 0.59%
1 month (2021-03-19) 2.76%
3 months (2021-01-21) 14.94%
6 months (2020-10-21) 26.04%
1 year (2020-04-21) 36.48%
2 years (2019-04-18) 47.23%
3 years (2018-04-20) 75.54%
5 years (2016-04-21) 154.51%

Is Fiserv under- or over-valued?

Valuing Fiserv stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Fiserv's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Fiserv's P/E ratio

Fiserv's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 90x. In other words, Fiserv shares trade at around 90x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Fiserv's PEG ratio

Fiserv's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.2482. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Fiserv's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Fiserv's EBITDA

Fiserv's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$4.7 billion (£3.4 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Fiserv's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Fiserv financials

Revenue TTM US$14.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 10.98%
Gross profit TTM US$7.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.34%
Return on equity TTM 2.86%
Profit margin 6.45%
Book value 48.319
Market capitalisation US$83.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Fiserv shares

There are currently 14.3 million Fiserv shares held short by investors – that's known as Fiserv's "short interest". This figure is 3% up from 13.9 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Fiserv shares can be evaluated.

Fiserv's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Fiserv's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Fiserv shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Fiserv shares traded daily (recently around 4.0 million). Fiserv's SIR currently stands at 3.61. In other words for every 100,000 Fiserv shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3610 shares are currently held short.

However Fiserv's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Fiserv shares, or, against the total number of tradable Fiserv shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Fiserv's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Fiserv shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0248% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Fiserv shares, roughly 25 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Fiserv.

Find out more about how you can short Fiserv stock.

Fiserv's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Fiserv.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Fiserv's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 20.03

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Fiserv's overall score of 20.03 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 19th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Fiserv is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Fiserv's environmental score

Environmental score: 0.35/100

Fiserv's environmental score of 0.35 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Fiserv is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Fiserv's social score

Social score: 13.6/100

Fiserv's social score of 13.6 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Fiserv is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Fiserv's governance score

Governance score: 5.28/100

Fiserv's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Fiserv is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Fiserv's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Fiserv scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Fiserv has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Fiserv, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 20.03
Total ESG percentile 18.65
Environmental score 0.35
Environmental score percentile 2
Social score 13.6
Social score percentile 2
Governance score 5.28
Governance score percentile 2
Level of controversy 2

Fiserv share dividends

We're not expecting Fiserv to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Fiserv's shares ever split?

Fiserv's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 19 March 2018. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Fiserv shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Fiserv shares which in turn could have impacted Fiserv's share price.

Fiserv share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Fiserv's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$91.4 up to US$126.285. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FISV.US volatility(beta: 0.91)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Fiserv's is 0.9112. This would suggest that Fiserv's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Fiserv overview

Fiserv, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides payment and financial services technology worldwide. The company operates through Acceptance, Fintech, and Payments segments. The Acceptance segment provides point-of-sale merchant acquiring and digital commerce services; mobile payment services; security and fraud protection products; Carat, an omnichannel commerce solution; and Clover POS, a cloud-based point-of-sale solution. This segment distributes through various channels, including direct sales teams, strategic partnerships with agent sales forces, independent software vendors, financial institutions, and other strategic partners. The Fintech segment offers customer deposit and loan accounts, as well as manages an institution's general ledger and central information files. This segment also provides digital banking, financial and risk management, cash management, professional services and consulting, item processing and source capture, and other products and services. The Payments segment offers card transactions, such as debit, credit, and prepaid card processing and services; security and fraud protection products; card production; print services; and various network services, as well as non-card digital payment software and services, including bill payment, account-to-account transfers, person-to-person payments, and electronic billing products. It serves business, banks, credit unions, other financial institutions, merchants, and corporate clients. The company was incorporated in 1984 and is headquartered in Brookfield, Wisconsin.

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