Insider Deal: Sanders Griffith Unloaded 13,146 Shares of Total System Services, Inc. (TSS); Student Transportation (STB) Shorts Up By 0.78%

Two days ago, an insider trading deal was made. Sanders Griffith, the Sr. EVP – Gen. Counsel – Sec. and an insider of Total System Services Inc sold precisely 13,146 shares of Total System Services Inc, worth approximately $1,154,403 U.S Dollars, at $87.8 per each share at the time of the deal. This transaction was reported on 31-01-2018 and is already filed with the U.S. SEC. The legal filing is readily available to the public here. Sanders Griffith now has 181,754 shares of the Company.

Student Transportation Incorporated (NASDAQ:STB) had an increase of 0.78% in short interest. STB’s SI was 4.82M shares in January as released by FINRA. Its up 0.78% from 4.78M shares previously. With 184,400 avg volume, 26 days are for Student Transportation Incorporated (NASDAQ:STB)’s short sellers to cover STB’s short positions. The SI to Student Transportation Incorporated’s float is 5.35%. The stock increased 1.01% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $5.98. About 89,039 shares traded. Student Transportation Inc. (NASDAQ:STB) has risen 25.58% since January 31, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.88% the S&P500.

The stock increased 2.21% or $1.94 during the last trading session, reaching $89.62. About 588,533 shares traded. Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) has risen 9.69% since January 31, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.01% the S&P500.

Among 31 analysts covering Total System Services (NYSE:TSS), 18 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Total System Services has $102.0 highest and $44 lowest target. $81’s average target is -9.62% below currents $89.62 stock price. Total System Services had 103 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Wednesday, January 17 by Credit Suisse. Susquehanna maintained it with “Buy” rating and $92.0 target in Thursday, December 28 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, December 14 by Robert W. Baird. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, October 25 by Barclays Capital. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, December 13 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock of Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, April 15 by Compass Point. On Monday, June 13 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy”. Guggenheim maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, January 24 report. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, October 25 report. The stock of Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Monday, October 30.

Since August 2, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $923,891 activity. $14.07M worth of stock was sold by TOMLINSON PHILIP W on Wednesday, August 2. USSERY RICHARD W sold $666,259 worth of Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) on Friday, January 26. Another trade for 4,057 shares valued at $257,632 was sold by Todd Paul M.

Total System Services, Inc. provides payment processing, merchant, and related payment services to financial and nonfinancial institutions in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and internationally. The company has market cap of $16.48 billion. It operates through four divisions: North America Services, International Services, Merchant Services, and NetSpend. It has a 28.35 P/E ratio. The firm offers account processing and output services, including processing the card application, initiating service for the cardholder, processing card transaction for the issuing retailer or financial institution, and accumulating the accountÂ’s transactions.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.11 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.22, from 1.33 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 27 investors sold Total System Services, Inc. shares while 149 reduced holdings. 54 funds opened positions while 142 raised stakes. 136.72 million shares or 0.41% less from 137.29 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bokf Na owns 0.04% invested in Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) for 23,605 shares. Retail Bank Of Nova Scotia invested in 29,170 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Guardian L P owns 0.01% invested in Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) for 5,379 shares. Ghp Inc has 15,533 shares for 0.15% of their portfolio. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley Lc, Virginia-based fund reported 42 shares. Adage Capital Prtn Grp Ltd Co owns 0.03% invested in Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) for 159,000 shares. Advisor Ltd holds 3,259 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Palisades Hudson Asset Mgmt L P has invested 0.13% in Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS). Atria Limited Liability Co reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS). Price T Rowe Assocs Md has invested 0% of its portfolio in Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS). Polaris Greystone Financial Group Inc Limited holds 1.02% of its portfolio in Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) for 177,627 shares. Pitcairn has 11,040 shares for 0.08% of their portfolio. Cleararc Capital owns 0.04% invested in Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) for 4,287 shares. Smith Graham Inv Advsr Ltd Partnership accumulated 73,440 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa owns 325,688 shares.

Among 5 analysts covering Student Transportation (NASDAQ:STB), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Student Transportation had 8 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, September 22, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $600 target in Monday, July 17 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, December 2 by Raymond James. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Monday, August 10. The stock of Student Transportation Inc. (NASDAQ:STB) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, September 22 by Stifel Nicolaus. National Bank Canada downgraded the shares of STB in report on Friday, June 2 to “Sector Perform” rating. The stock of Student Transportation Inc. (NASDAQ:STB) has “Sector Perform” rating given on Thursday, September 17 by Scotia Capital. The stock of Student Transportation Inc. (NASDAQ:STB) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, September 11 by Stifel Nicolaus.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.16 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.68, from 1.48 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 4 investors sold Student Transportation Inc. shares while 15 reduced holdings. 13 funds opened positions while 28 raised stakes. 24.20 million shares or 0.49% more from 24.08 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bancorporation Of New York Mellon Corporation owns 10,281 shares. Moreover, Citadel Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0% invested in Student Transportation Inc. (NASDAQ:STB). Legal & General Gru Public Ltd Liability reported 0% of its portfolio in Student Transportation Inc. (NASDAQ:STB). Ejf Lc invested in 75,000 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Art Advsrs Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 0.01% or 21,029 shares. Moreover, Swiss Bankshares has 0% invested in Student Transportation Inc. (NASDAQ:STB) for 153,457 shares. Scotia Capital reported 794,992 shares stake. Shell Asset Mngmt Co reported 0% in Student Transportation Inc. (NASDAQ:STB). Moreover, Raymond James & Associate has 0% invested in Student Transportation Inc. (NASDAQ:STB). 33,603 are held by Northern Corp. Manufacturers Life Insurance Co The, a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 62,278 shares. Goldman Sachs Grp, New York-based fund reported 56,961 shares. Monarch Prtn Asset Lc owns 448,394 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can owns 4,708 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Comml Bank Of Montreal Can owns 0% invested in Student Transportation Inc. (NASDAQ:STB) for 100,445 shares.

Student Transportation Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides school bus transportation and management services to public and private schools in North America. The company has market cap of $553.15 million. The firm offers contracted, managed, special needs transportation, direct-to-parent, and charter services. It has a 55.89 P/E ratio. It operates approximately 290 contracts with a fleet of 13,000 vehicles.