FIS stock: buy or sell?
October 18th, 2019
Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. operates as a financial services technology company in the United States and internationally.
Should I buy FIS stock?Trading stocks requires experience and discipline, and your buying and selling decisions must come following a methodology. Having a trading plan helps to make decisions easier, quicker and with less hesitations. At Stocks2.com, we like to use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.
Currently, Fidelity National Information Services stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is Fidelity National Information Services stock a buy?
Banks and financial institutions post 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 13 positive ratings.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
|2019-9-16||Robert W. Baird||n/a||Outperform|
|2019-9-10||Bank of America||n/a||Buy|
|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|
FIS stock analysis
Shares of Fidelity National Information Services fell a rough -1.69% and closed at $128.33.
Fidelity National Information Services fell a rough -1.69% and closed at $128.33. FIS is soaring again after a 2.68% correction from its last top on October/11 at $133.56. In this session, Fidelity National Information Services stock crossed down the SMA100d line. If you are using SMA100d line as stop loss trigger, double check your position in this stock. On September, FIS hit a new all time high, pushing higher than on August tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers.
Fidelity National Information Services shares dropped -2.80% this week, ending at $128.33.
Price pattern shows an uptrend with two rising tops and bottoms, and now trading upwards to the $140.97 resistance. Not so far away is the last all-time high Fidelity National Information Services marked early September. Early April, SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up triggering a rise of 13.81%. 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 IPO was on June 20th, 2001 at $10.19 per share1. Since then, FIS stock surged a 1,159.40%, with a yearly average of 64.40%. If you had invested right after FIS's IPO a $1,000 in FIS stock in 2001, it would worth $11,594.00 today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
FIS stock historical price chart
FIS stock reached all-time highs on September with a price of $140.97.
FIS stock price target is $166.60How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable 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 targets for FIS stock:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
|2019-9-16||Robert W. Baird||Raises Target||$145.00||$158.00||9%|
|2019-9-10||Bank of America||Raises Target||$143.00||$158.00||10.5%|
|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%|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareSince last February, when Fidelity National Information Services posted its last earnings report, it . 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 unpleasant drop down of -2.83% to $8,423.00 M dollars. Likewise, its profit margin (compared to revenues) declined to 10.04%, that is $846.00 million.
|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 M in revenues for 2018-Q4, a 3.98% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings 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 turnover to same quarter last year, Fidelity National Information Services sales marked a scary loss and plummed 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 invest in shares of a stock, it's worth to review 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.
The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Fidelity National Information Services:
|Market cap||$78.7 B||$3.6 B||$6.3 B||$7.9 B||$2.2 B|
|Total shares||613.4 M||116.7 M||51.1 M||54.5 M||71.9 M|
|Float shares||610.5 M||113.7 M||45.4 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%|
|Friday, October 18th, 2019|
|Day range||$128.01 - $130.81|
|Average true range||$2.32|
|50d mov avg||$133.55|
|100d mov avg||$129.75|
|200d mov avg||$119.64|
Fidelity National Information Services performancePerformance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. For Fidelity National Information Services, the benchmark is made against ACI Worldwide, Alliance Data Systems, Euronet Worldwide, Evertec, Fiserv, Global Payments, Mastercard and Visa.
|ADSAlliance Data Sys...||-18.07%||-23.31%||-41.94%|
Fidelity National Information Services competitorsWe picked a few stocks to conform a list of Fidelity National Information Services competitors to check if you are interested in investing in FIS:
- ACI Worldwide (ACIW)
- Alliance Data Systems (ADS)
- Euronet Worldwide (EEFT)
- Evertec (EVTC)
- Fiserv (FISV)
- Global Payments (GPN)
- Mastercard (MA)
- Visa (V)
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