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In short, when our equity team is looking to add a stock to one of our portfolios, the “bull’s eye” stock shown below is generally their first choice.
|Company||Symbol||Industry||Stock Rating||YTD% Gain||S.T.
|Fiserv Inc||FISV||Data Processing & Outsourced Services||7.8||-0.53%||$78.99|
Why We Like The Stock:
Fiserv Inc (NASDAQ:FISV) is our most compelling buy today due to the fact that it is a top rated stock in a hot sub-industry, data processing. Along with other data processing stocks like Fidelity National Information (NYSE:FIS), Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS), and ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ:ACIW), Fiserv has been trending higher since the beginning of 2012. The stock has been making new all-time highs on each leg up, which allows for a very high potential upside trade. Currently, the stock has pulled back modestly and sits at a decent entry point, with a clear stop at $78.99. Since November, the stock has been rallying steadily when it crosses above its short-term moving averages. We like FISV at this price for a low-risk, potentially high-reward trade.
We Would Be Buyers:
At the current price (~$80.86), or on a pullback to $80.00.
Fiserv, Inc. is a global provider of financial services technology. The company serves banks, thrifts, credit unions, investment management firms, leasing and finance companies, retailers, merchants and government agencies. It provides account processing systems, electronic payments processing products and services, such as electronic bill payment and presentment, card-based transaction processing and network services, automated clearing house (ACH) transaction processing, account-to-account transfer products and person-to-person payments; Internet and mobile banking systems, and related services, including document and payment card production and distribution, check processing and imaging, source capture systems, and lending and risk management products and services. It also owns a 49% interest in StoneRiver Group, L.P., which is consisted of its former insurance businesses. In January 2013, the Company acquired Open Solutions Inc.
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Fiserv Inc. – Last Three Months
Fiserv Inc. – Last 12 Months
Fiserv Inc. – Last Five Years
At the time of publication the editor and affiliated companies own the following positions: FISV
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