Brokerage Consensus Update: First Data Corp (NYSE:FDC), Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN)

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Wall Street sell-side research analysts covering First Data Corp (NYSE:FDC) shares have recently provided various price target projections on where the stock might be going. According to them, the stock is expected to reach $16.305 on a consensus level within the next year, according to Zacks. The most bullish estimate sees the stock reaching $20 while the most conservative estimate stand at $14.

Zacks also gives an average broker rating based on the sell-side recommendations from the analysts who cover First Data Corp. They give the company shares an ABR of 1.7. This is based on the 18 analysts taken into consideration by Zacks.

Earnings Estimates for First Data Corp (NYSE:FDC)

Currently, Wall Street is projecting that the firm will post $0.31 earnings per share. This consensus number is also derived from Zacks. For the most recent period which ended on 2016-09-30, First Data Corp's EPS was reported as $0.29. This created a “surprise factor” 7.41% due to being $0.02 apart from what Wall Street predicted. When actual numbers differ greatly from the consensus expectations, sharp movement in the stock price can often be seen in the hours or days following the report.

Investors will mark their calendars for 2017-02-14, the date when First Data Corp (NYSE:FDC) are expected to release their quarterly results.

Wall Street sell-side research analysts covering Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) shares have recently provided various price target projections on where the stock might be going. According to them, the stock is expected to reach $146.307 on a consensus level within the next year, according to Zacks. The most bullish estimate sees the stock reaching $180 while the most conservative estimate stand at $115.

Zacks also gives an average broker rating based on the sell-side recommendations from the analysts who cover Illumina, Inc.. They give the company shares an ABR of 2.69. This is based on the 13 analysts taken into consideration by Zacks.

Earnings Estimates for Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN)

Currently, Wall Street is projecting that the firm will post $0.84 earnings per share. This consensus number is also derived from Zacks. For the most recent period which ended on 2016-09-30, Illumina, Inc.'s EPS was reported as $0.97. This created a “surprise factor” 11.49% due to being $0.1 apart from what Wall Street predicted. When actual numbers differ greatly from the consensus expectations, sharp movement in the stock price can often be seen in the hours or days following the report.

Investors will mark their calendars for 2017-02-07, the date when Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) are expected to release their quarterly results.

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