Technical Roundup on Business Services Stocks -- S&P Global, Fiserv, Priceline, and PRA Group

Aug 04, 2016, 09:00 ET from Chelmsford Park SA

NEW YORK, August 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- today shifts investors' attention to these four Business Services companies: S&P Global Inc. (NYSE: SPGI), Fiserv Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV), The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PCLN), and PRA Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PRAA). According to a new report by Deloitte, the industry is at risk of being automated in the next 20 years due to the rising cost of labor and falling cost of technology. This would mean lesser number of jobs by the year 2035. Sign up today and download for free the research reports for the stocks covered today at:

S&P Global  

On Wednesday, shares in New York headquartered S&P Global Inc. ended 0.33% higher at $120.51. The stock recorded a trading volume of 755,194 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 13.51% in the last one month, 15.94% in the previous three months, and 23.15% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 8.44% and 22.17%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of S&P Global, which provides independent ratings, benchmarks, analytics, and data to the capital and commodity markets worldwide, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 67.50.

On July 12th, 2016, research firm Credit Suisse initiated an 'Outperform' rating on the Company's stock, issuing a target price of $123 per share.

On July 28th, 2016, S&P Global reported Q2 2016 results with revenue of $1.48 billion, an increase of 10% compared to the same period last year. The company's net income and diluted earnings per share were $383 million and $1.44, respectively. S&P Global's adjusted net income increased 13% to $385 million and adjusted diluted earnings per share increased 17% to $1.44. SPGI complete research report is just a click away at:


Brookfield, Wisconsin headquartered Fiserv Inc.'s stock finished the session 4.53% lower at $104.45. A total volume of 3.31 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 968,780 shares. The Company's shares have gained 5.55% in the previous three months and 14.20% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 200-day moving average by 5.44%. Moreover, shares of Fiserv, which together with its subsidiaries, provide financial services technology worldwide, have an RSI of 30.41.

On July 07th, 2016, research firm Barclays reiterated its 'Equal Weight' rating on the Company's stock with an increase of the target price to $100 a share from $93 a share.

On August 3rd, 2016, Early Warning, the industry leader in real-time payments, authentication and risk mitigation, and Fiserv announced a strategic alliance to extend the availability of real-time person-to-person (P2P) payments. The combination of the largest bank-owned digital payments network with the leading provider of financial institution based P2P services will broaden consumer access to compelling, secure, real-time P2P payment capabilities. The complimentary report on FISV can be downloaded at:

The Priceline Group  

Shares in Norwalk, Connecticut headquartered The Priceline Group Inc. ended the session 1.91% higher at $1,371.14. The stock recorded a trading volume of 861,383 shares, which was above its three months average volume of 666,640 shares. The Company's shares have gained 7.54% in the last month, 9.43% over the previous three months, and 7.54% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 4.71% and 7.33%, respectively. Moreover, shares of Priceline Group, which provides online travel and restaurant reservation and related services, have an RSI of 60.47.

On August 3rd, 2016, The Priceline Group announced that Q2 financial results for the company will be available at approximately 4:00 p.m. ET on August 4th, 2016. The company also intends to hold a conference call on the same day at 4:30 p.m. ET to discuss the financial results. Sign up for your complimentary report on PCLN at:

PRA Group  

Norfolk, Virginia headquartered PRA Group Inc.'s stock recorded a trading volume of 316,690 shares and closed the day 0.99% higher at $27.42. The Company's shares have gained 17.73% in the past month. The stock is trading 5.42% above its 50-day moving average. Additionally, shares of PRA Group, which engages in the purchase, collection, and management of portfolios of nonperforming consumer loans in the Americas and Europe, have an RSI of 53.17.

On July 07th, 2016, PRA Group announced that it has acquired eGov Systems, a provider of web-based payment portals and integrated revenue administration solutions for the government sector. The transaction will allow PRA's government business to develop and maintain scalable online payment portals, as well as enhance its ability to expand its services and client base. eGov has supported government payments since 1997 and processes more than 1.2 million transactions per year for over 300 clients. PRA's government business has contracted with eGov for payment portal services since 2008. Download the research report for free on PRAA at:


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