Analysts await FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:FDS) to report earnings on Mar, 27 for the fiscal quarter ending Feb 2018.

They expect $2.05 EPS, up 11.71% or $0.24 from last year’s $1.81 per share.

At the moment 16 analysts are watching FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:FDS), 0 rate it “Buy”, 0 “Outperform”, 13 “Underperform”, 2 “Sell”, while 1 “Hold”.

Looking forward, for the quarter ending Nov-18, 11 analysts have a mean sales target of 352.85 million. For the quarter ending Feb-18, 13 analysts have a mean sales target of 333.67 million whilst for the year ending Aug-18, 17 analysts have a mean target of 1,350.00 million.

In terms of earnings per share, 13 analysts have a 2.21 EPS mean target for the quarter ending Nov-18, for the quarter ending Feb-18, 15 analysts have a 2.06 EPS mean target and for the quarter ending Feb-18 there are 16 estimates of 8.42 EPS.

The biggest institutional shareholders in FactSet Research Systems Inc. include Vanguard Group Inc which owns 4 million shares in the company valued at $648.33 million. Baron Capital Group is the second biggest holder with 3 million shares currently valued at 525.74 million whilst Loomis Sayles & Company LP has 3 million shares valued at 559.54 million.

Total shares held by institutions as of the most recent company filings are 36,748,930 with a reported 1,108,200 bought and 2,944,499 sold. These holdings make up 94.21% of the company’s outstanding shares.

Currently insiders hold 6,897,506 shares in the business which makes up 17.68% of shares. The biggest holder currently is Howard E. Wille who owns 3,600,633 shares (9.23% of those outstanding), whilst Charles J. Snyder holds 1,951,248 (5.00% of shares outstanding) and Philip A. Hadley holds 674,147 (1.73% of shares outstanding).

The stock increased or $0 during the last trading session, hitting $.