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How to buy FactSet Research Systems stock

Learn how to easily invest in FactSet Research Systems stock.

FactSet Research Systems Inc is a financial data & stock exchanges business based in the US. FactSet Research Systems shares (FDS) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. FactSet Research Systems employs 10,691 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.8 billion.

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FactSet Research Systems stock price (NYSE: FDS)

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FactSet Research Systems shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-18.
Latest market close$392.67
52-week range$345.22 - $492.21
50-day moving average $428.44
200-day moving average $419.24
Wall St. target price$435.91
PE ratio 43.6846
Dividend yield $3.35 (0.8%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $10.21

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Is it a good time to buy FactSet Research Systems stock?

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FactSet Research Systems price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $392.67 from 2022-09-23

1 week (2022-09-14) -12.52%
1 month (2022-08-22) -11.50%
3 months (2022-06-24) 0.04%
6 months (2022-03-24) -6.37%
1 year (2021-09-24) 5.34%
2 years (2020-09-24) 17.44%
3 years (2019-09-24) 46.34%
5 years (2017-09-22) 132.89%

Is FactSet Research Systems stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

FactSet Research Systems's P/E ratio

FactSet Research Systems's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 44x. In other words, FactSet Research Systems shares trade at around 44x 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.

FactSet Research Systems's PEG ratio

FactSet Research Systems's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.6473. 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 FactSet Research Systems's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

FactSet Research Systems's EBITDA

FactSet Research Systems's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $601.9 million.

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

FactSet Research Systems financials

Revenue TTM $1.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 29.91%
Gross profit TTM $805 million
Return on assets TTM 10.45%
Return on equity TTM 34.24%
Profit margin 22.41%
Book value $33.39
Market capitalisation $16.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

FactSet Research Systems'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 FactSet Research Systems.

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

FactSet Research Systems's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 21.8

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and FactSet Research Systems's overall score of 21.8 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 25th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like FactSet Research Systems 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.).

FactSet Research Systems's environmental score

Environmental score: 3.72/100

FactSet Research Systems's environmental score of 3.72 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that FactSet Research Systems is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

FactSet Research Systems's social score

Social score: 9.76/100

FactSet Research Systems's social score of 9.76 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that FactSet Research Systems is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

FactSet Research Systems's governance score

Governance score: 8.82/100

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

FactSet Research Systems Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 21.8
Total ESG percentile 25.26
Environmental score 3.72
Environmental score percentile 2
Social score 9.76
Social score percentile 2
Governance score 8.82
Governance score percentile 2

FactSet Research Systems share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 26.49% of net profits

Recently FactSet Research Systems has paid out, on average, around 26.49% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.8% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), FactSet Research Systems shareholders could enjoy a 0.8% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In FactSet Research Systems's case, that would currently equate to about $3.35 per share.

While FactSet Research Systems's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that FactSet Research Systems may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

FactSet Research Systems's most recent dividend payout was on 14 September 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have FactSet Research Systems's shares ever split?

FactSet Research Systems's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 6 February 2005. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your FactSet Research Systems shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for FactSet Research Systems shares which in turn could have impacted FactSet Research Systems's share price.

FactSet Research Systems share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, FactSet Research Systems's shares have ranged in value from as little as $345.2225 up to $492.205. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FDS.US volatility(beta: 0.78)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while FactSet Research Systems's is 0.7843. This would suggest that FactSet Research Systems's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

FactSet Research Systems overview

FactSet Research Systems Inc. , a financial data and analytics company, provides integrated financial information and analytical applications to the investment community in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The company delivers insight and information through the workflow solutions of research, analytics and trading, content and technology solutions, and wealth. It serves portfolio managers, investment banks, asset managers, wealth advisors, corporate clients, and other financial services entities. FactSet Research Systems Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of FactSet Research Systems is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.112% of FactSet Research Systems shares are held by insiders and 91.792% by institutions.
How many people work for FactSet Research Systems?
Latest data suggests 10,691 work at FactSet Research Systems.
When does the fiscal year end for FactSet Research Systems?
FactSet Research Systems's fiscal year ends in August.
Where is FactSet Research Systems based?
FactSet Research Systems's address is: 45 Glover Avenue, Norwalk, CT, United States, 06850
What is FactSet Research Systems's ISIN number?
FactSet Research Systems's international securities identification number is: US3030751057
What is FactSet Research Systems's CUSIP number?
FactSet Research Systems's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 303075105

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