FIS stock: buy or sell?
August 22nd, 2019
Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. operates as a financial services technology company in the United States and internationally.
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These 2 buy setups match with Fidelity National Information Services stock right now:
|New all-time high||Yes|
|New 52 week high||Yes|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is Fidelity National Information Services stock a buy?
Financial institutions and banks publish stock ratings everyday.At Stocks2.com, we collected 15 ratings published for FIS stock in the last month. The general sentiment of these ratings is bullish for FIS stock, with 12 positive ratings.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
|2019-7-25||Goldman Sachs Group||n/a||Buy|
|2019-7-12||Robert W. Baird||n/a||Outperform|
|2019-5-21||Bank of America||n/a||Buy|
|2019-5-14||Bank of America||n/a||Buy|
|2019-4-18||Wells Fargo & Co||n/a||Outperform|
FIS stock analysis
After climbing to all-time highs several times in past weeks, Fidelity National Information Services stayed steady -0.17% to $137.97.
Fidelity National Information Services stayed steady -0.17% to $137.97 after yesterday all time highs. From a daily perspective, FIS is in a short term uptrend after plotting its last bottom ($129.95, on August 14th) higher than the previous bottom, and its last top ($140.73, yesterday) also over the previous top. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top FIS might consolidate in a plain range, waiting to break out over $140.73 or down under $129.95. Since last April when SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up, FIS price gained $24.65 per share (21.75%). Yesterday, FIS hit a new all time high, pushing higher than on Monday tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers.
Even closing in red ($137.97, -0.25%), Fidelity National Information Services peaked new all time high at $140.73.
FIS shows a strong mid-term uptrend with several rising tops and rising bottoms. Since its last bottom early August, FIS climbed unceasignly breaking out to new all time highs. Early April, SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up triggering a rise of 22.03%. By mid March FIS price bounced up over the SMA of 40 weeks that acted as support stopping new slides.
FIS stock price history
FIS stock went public on June 20th, 2001 with a price of $10.191. Since then, FIS stock grew a 1,254.00%, with an average of 69.70% per year. If you had invested right after FIS's IPO a $1,000 in FIS stock in 2001, it would worth $12,540.00 today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
FIS stock historical price chart
FIS stock reached all-time highs yesterday with a price of $140.73.
FIS stock price target is $156.50Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. For the last month we found 13 price forecasts for Fidelity National Information Services stock:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
|2019-8-8||Cantor Fitzgerald||Raises Target||$134.00||$150.00||11.9%|
|2019-7-25||Goldman Sachs Group||Initiates||n/a||$154.00||-|
|2019-7-12||Robert W. Baird||Raises Target||$134.00||$145.00||8.2%|
|2019-6-12||SunTrust Banks||Raises Target||n/a||$125.00||-|
|2019-5-21||Bank of America||Raises Target||$139.00||$143.00||2.9%|
|2019-4-18||Wells Fargo & Co||Reiterates||$117.00||$135.00||15.4%|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareAfter presenting its last earnings report on February, Fidelity National Information Services . Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsCompared to 2017, last anual turnover report draw an ugly slide of -2.83% to $8,423.00 million dollars. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, in line, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) decreased a -4.50% to 10.04%.
|2013||$6,070 M||-||$491 M8.1%||-|
|2014||$6,414 M||5.66%||$679 M10.6%||38.25%|
|2015||$6,595 M||2.83%||$632 M9.6%||-7.01%|
|2016||$9,241 M||40.12%||$568 M6.1%||-10.06%|
|2017||$8,668 M||-6.20%||$1,261 M14.5%||122.01%|
|2018||$8,423 M||-2.83%||$846 M10.0%||-32.91%|
Quarterly financial resultsFidelity National Information Services posted $2,167.00 million in revenues for 2018-Q4, a 3.98% improvement compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $298.00 M with a profit margin of 13.75%. Profit margin escalated a 6.36% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 7.39%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, Fidelity National Information Services sales marked a scary loss and plunged a -17.32%.
|2017-Q2||$2,340 M||-||$132 M5.6%||-|
|2017-Q3||$2,198 M||-6.07%||$61 M2.8%||-53.79%|
|2017-Q4||$2,621 M||19.24%||$992 M37.8%||1,526.23%|
|2018-Q1||$2,066 M||-21.18%||$182 M8.8%||-81.65%|
|2018-Q2||$2,106 M||1.94%||$212 M10.1%||16.48%|
|2018-Q3||$2,084 M||-1.04%||$154 M7.4%||-27.36%|
|2018-Q4||$2,167 M||3.98%||$298 M13.8%||93.51%|
|2019-Q1||$2,057 M||-5.08%||$148 M7.2%||-50.34%|
Fidelity National Information Services ownershipWhen you are planning to buy shares of a company, it's worth to have a look its ownership structure.
Fidelity National Information Services shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.56% of all shares.
Bearish positions for FIS stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
For a better understanding, the following table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:
|Market cap||$45.7 B||$3.3 B||$7.1 B||$7.9 B||$2.6 B|
|Total shares||331.0 M||110.6 M||52.4 M||52.0 M||72.2 M|
|Float shares||610.5 M||113.4 M||45.9 M||52.3 M||69.6 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||92.3%||103.3%||97.2%||104.4%||85.8%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||0.6%||2.1%||2.8%||4.2%||16.8%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%|
|Thursday, August 22nd, 2019|
|Day range||$136.04 - $138.81|
|Average true range||$3.82|
|50d mov avg||$129.44|
|100d mov avg||$122.76|
|200d mov avg||$113.92|
Fidelity National Information Services performanceTo better understand Fidelity National Information Services performance you must becnhmark its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. In the following table, we compare Fidelity National Information Services performance to ACI Worldwide, Alliance Data Systems, Euronet Worldwide, Evertec, Fiserv, Global Payments, Mastercard, Total System Services and Visa:
|ADSAlliance Data Sys...||-5.45%||-21.80%||-42.18%|
|TSSTotal System Serv...||15.63%||40.06%||36.36%|
Fidelity National Information Services competitorsOne check before trading any stock is to have a look a list of its competitors, in this case for Fidelity National Information Services. We picked 9 companies as Fidelity National Information Services competitors as they are in the same industry or have similar market objectives.
- ACI Worldwide (ACIW)
- Alliance Data Systems (ADS)
- Euronet Worldwide (EEFT)
- Evertec (EVTC)
- Fiserv (FISV)
- Global Payments (GPN)
- Mastercard (MA)
- Total System Services (TSS)
- Visa (V)
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