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5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Fiserv

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Fiserv (Nasdaq: FISV  ) , which provides IT services and systems to the financial sector, has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Fiserv's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Fiserv facts

Headquarters (Founded) Brookfield, Wis. (1984)
Market Cap $8.7 billion
Industry Data processing and outsourced services
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $4.3 billion
Management CEO Jeffery Yabuki (since 2005)
CFO Thomas Hirsch (since 2006)
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) 15.3%
Cash/Debt $281.0 million / $3.6 billion
Competitors Accenture
Fidelity National Information Services
Total System Services

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 94% of the 355 members who have rated Fiserv believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

This past fall, one of those Fools, Wes9876, offered some inside insight into the Fiserv bull case:

The company is focused on increasing recurring revenue and decreasing expenses. They have managed to weather the storms of the last few years and will continue to do so through management that has proven to be successful. I work for a division of this company and have seen first hand the results of this dedication. 

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  • Report this Comment On January 19, 2012, at 2:28 PM, Hawmps wrote:

    Fiserv also functions as an Appraisal Management Company (AMC). Basically the middle man between the lender and the appraiser for residential real estate transactions or refinancings. The lenders engage Fiserv and Fiserv engages the appraiser so there is no direct contact between the appraiser and the lender. The appraiser sends the completed apprasial to Fiserv, they review it and forward it to the lender and they keep a significant % of the appraisal fee paid by the borrower. During the past few years with interest rates declining, there has been a lot of mortgage refinancing in areas like the Midwest that didn't see huge declines in home values and that surely generated plenty of revenue for Fiserv.

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