Latest Tally Of Analyst Opinions: First Data Corporation (FDC), Extended Stay America, Inc. (STAY)

First Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC) shares were trading higher by 0.35 percent ($0.06) at $17.13 a piece in Monday’s session. It had closed the previous session at $17.07. FDC trades with a P/S ratio of 1.31. This is lower than the both industry’s 2012.17 and the wider sector’s 44.9. A low price-to-sales ratio, typically less than 1.0, is considered a good value. Also, it has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 10.97 and a trailing 12-month price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 22.66. Shares of FDC have downtrended -4.25% in the past three months, while the S&P 500 has moved -7.62% in that time. First Data Corporation (FDC) has a market cap of $15.52 billion and over the last 12 months, First Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC) has gone stronger by 17.33%. During the last 52 weeks, the (NYSE:FDC) price has been as high as $19.23 and as low as $13.96. First Data Corporation earnings have risen with an annualized rate of 22.7% over the last 5 years.

First Data Corporation (Mean Target Price: $20.98)

The average 1-year price target for First Data Corporation (FDC) — averaging the work of different analysts — reveals a mean PT of $20.98/share. That’s a potential 22.48 increase relative to where First Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC) has been trading recently. The current price is seen ranging between $16.82 and $. There are brokerage firms with lower targets than the average, including one setting a price target of $. And then on the other side of the spectrum one analyst entrenched in the bullish camp has a target as high as $.

First Data Corporation (FDC) Consensus Recommendation

The collective rating of 1.9 for First Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC) also leans strongly towards the bullish end of the spectrum. Of the 33 analysts surveyed by Reuters that track FDC 9 of them rate its stock a hold. The other 24, though not evenly; between analysts who think you should buy First Data Corporation versus those who think you should sell it. A 24 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while0 believe that investors should either steer clear of FDC or, if they already own its stock, sell it.

Is Extended Stay America, Inc. (NYSE:STAY) Cheap From Peers?

Extended Stay America, Inc. (STAY) pulled off a 0.36 percent gain and now trades for $16.87. STAY comes in with a P/S ratio of 2.65 that’s greater than 1, potentially implying that it could be expensive relative to the overall sector (3160.44) and its peers (3.39). Also, it has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 16.3 and a trailing 12-month price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 43.7. During the last 52 weeks, the price has been as high as $20.95 and as low as $14.75. Extended Stay America, Inc. (NYSE:STAY) earnings have risen with a quarterly rate of 6.2% over the last 5 years. Shares of STAY have sank -10.12% in the past three monthswhile the has dropped -15.24% in that time.

Extended Stay America, Inc. (Price Objective: $20.61)

Extended Stay America, Inc. (NYSE:STAY) has a market cap of $3.38 billion and over the last 12 months, STAY has risen by 13.99%. The average 1-year price target for (STAY) reveals an average price target of $20.61 per share. That’s a potential 22.17 gain from where (NYSE:STAY) has been trading recently. There are brokerage firms with lower targets than the average, including one setting a price target of $18. And then on the other side of the spectrum one analyst entrenched in the bullish camp has a target as high as $24.

Analyst Thoughts About Extended Stay America, Inc. (NYSE:STAY)

The consensus recommendation — averaging the work of 13 analysts — of 2.2 for Extended Stay America, Inc. (STAY) points to moderate case. Of the analysts surveyed by Reuters that track Extended Stay America, Inc. 5 of them rate its stock a hold. The other 8 are split, though not evenly, between analysts who think you should buy its stock versus those who think you should sell it. A 8 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while 0 believe that investors should either steer clear of (NYSE:STAY) or, if they already own its stock, sell it.