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These Factors Make FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) An Interesting Investment

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As an investor, I look for investments which does not compromise one fundamental factor for another. By this I mean, I look at stocks holistically, from their financial health to their future outlook. In the case of FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS), it is a notable dividend payer with a great history of delivering benchmark-beating performance. Below, I've touched on some key aspects you should know on a high level. For those interested in understanding where the figures come from and want to see the analysis, take a look at the report on FactSet Research Systems here.

Proven track record average dividend payer

In the previous year, FDS has ramped up its bottom line by 28%, with its latest earnings level surpassing its average level over the last five years. This illustrates a strong track record, leading to a satisfying return on equity of 50%. which is what investors like to see!

NYSE:FDS Income Statement, July 9th 2019

For those seeking income streams from their portfolio, FDS is a robust dividend payer as well. Over the past decade, the company has consistently increased its dividend payout, reaching a yield of 1.0%.

NYSE:FDS Historical Dividend Yield, July 9th 2019

Next Steps:

For FactSet Research Systems, I've compiled three important aspects you should further examine:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for FDS’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for FDS’s outlook.
  2. Financial Health: Are FDS’s operations financially sustainable? Balance sheets can be hard to analyze, which is why we’ve done it for you. Check out our financial health checks here.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of FDS? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

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