Goldman Sachs Starts FactSet Research Systems (FDS) at Sell

January 4, 2013 7:31 AM EST
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Price: $170.54 +0.82%

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Goldman Sachs initiates coverage on FactSet Research Systems (NYSE: FDS) with a Sell. PT $79.00.

The firm comments, "We see 6% revenue and 7% earnings growth in FY13, vs. 11%/14% in FY12. Our 2013/14 EPS are 2% / 6% below consensus as we believe sell-side changes are more structural than cyclical. Valuation implies a return to 10%+ revenue and teens EPS growth vs. the 7-10% EPS growth we see in a stagnant sell-side environment. Though FDS offers high quality service and a history of strong shareholder returns, we prefer peers that also trade around 6% FCF yield (NLSN, IT, IHS) yet offer 12-18% EPS growth in 2013."

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Shares of FactSet Research Systems closed at $90.01 yesterday.

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