FIS stock: buy or sell?

FIS stock price: $120.41 1.77% At close on May 21st, 2019

Updated on:
May 21st, 2019

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Fidelity National Information Services topped new all time highs back again today, setting highs to $121.10. Shares ended at $120.41 and escalated 1.77%.

Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. operates as a financial services technology company in the United States and internationally.

Should I buy FIS stock?

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These 2 buy setups are elegible for Fidelity National Information Services stock right now:

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highYes
New 52 week highYes
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo

Is Fidelity National Information Services stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. At Stocks2.com, we collected 9 ratings published for FIS stock in the last 30 days.

The general sentiment of these ratings is bullish for FIS stock, with 7 positive ratings.
Is FIS a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-5-21Bank of American/aBuy
2019-5-14Bank of American/aBuy
2019-4-2Cantor Fitzgeraldn/aBuy
2019-4-18Wells Fargo & Con/aOutperform
2019-4-12Raymond Jamesn/aStrong-Buy
2019-4-10Barclaysn/aOverweight
2019-3-22Wedbushn/aOutperform
2019-3-22Guggenheimn/aBuy
2019-3-19SunTrust BanksBuyHold

FIS stock analysis

Daily outlook

After several days of continuous rises in past weeks, Fidelity National Information Services escalated 1.77% to $120.41.

Fidelity National Information Services escalated 1.77% today and peaked a new all time high at $121.10. In the last 42 days when SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up, FIS price gained $6.76 per share (5.95%). On January FIS price bounced up over the SMA of 200 days demonstrating to be a significant support for this stock. From a daily perspective, FIS is in a short term uptrend after plotting its last bottom ($114.00, on May 9th) higher than the previous bottom, and its last top ($119.78, on Thursday) 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 $119.78 or down under $114.00.

FIS stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Fidelity National Information Services shares touched new all time highs back again this week, setting highs to $121.10. Shares closed at $120.41 and grew 1.41% during the week. Late April FIS skyrocketed an extraordinary 5.83% in just one week.

FIS shows a strong mid-term uptrend with several rising tops and rising bottoms. Since its last bottom by mid April, FIS climbed unceasignly breaking out to new all time highs. Since early April when SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up, FIS price gained $7.02 per share (6.19%). By mid March FIS price bounced up over the SMA of 40 weeks that acted as support stopping new slides.

FIS stock chart (weekly)

FIS stock price history

FIS stock went public on June 20th, 2001 with a price of $10.221. Since then, FIS stock surged a 1,078.20%, with an average of 63.40% per year. If you had invested $1,000 in FIS stock in 2001, it would worth $10,782.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

FIS stock historical price chart

FIS stock reached all-time highs today with a price of $121.10.

FIS stock price target is $134.40

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. For the last month we found 7 price forecasts for FIS stock:
FIS stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-5-21Bank of AmericaRaises Target$139.00$143.002.9%
2019-4-2Cantor FitzgeraldReiteratesn/a$122.00-
2019-4-18Wells Fargo & CoReiterates$117.00$135.0015.4%
2019-4-12Raymond JamesInitiatesn/a$131.00-
2019-4-10BarclaysRaises Target$129.00$135.004.7%
2019-3-22WedbushRaises Target$110.00$140.0027.3%
2019-3-22GuggenheimRaises Targetn/a$135.00-
(in average)$123.80$134.409.0%
Moving in a range from $143.00 and $122.00, the price target for FIS stock is $134.40. In average, analysts' outlook on FIS price forecast is positive, increasing the prediction by a 9.00% from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

After publishing its last earnings report on February, Fidelity National Information Services rose an excellent 10.72%. As soon as we get its posted EPS from the earnings report, we will extend this review.
FIS earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q2-n/a0.4n/a
2017-Q32017-10-311.061.1811.3%
2017-Q42018-02-061.341.361.5%
2018-Q12018-05-011.041.094.8%
2018-Q22018-07-311.21.232.5%
2018-Q32018-10-301.31.332.3%
2018-Q42019-02-121.581.61.3%
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a
2019-Q3-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

In 2018, Fidelity National Information Services annual sales depreciated an ugly -2.83% to $8,423.00 million dollars from $8,668.00 marked in 2017. Aligned with this, its income margin (compared to sales) declined to 10.04%, that is $846.00 million.

FIS annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$6,070 M-$491 M8.1%-
2014$6,414 M5.66%$679 M10.6%38.25%
2015$6,595 M2.83%$632 M9.6%-7.01%
2016$9,241 M40.12%$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 results

Fidelity National Information Services posted $2,167.00 million in sales for 2018-Q4, a 3.98% improvement compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $298.00 M with a profit margin of 13.75%. Profit margin soared a 6.36% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 7.39%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, Fidelity National Information Services sales marked a chilling slide and plummed a -17.32%.
FIS quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q2$2,340 M-$132 M5.6%-
2017-Q3$2,198 M-6.07%$61 M2.8%-53.79%
2017-Q4$2,621 M19.24%$992 M37.8%1,526.23%
2018-Q1$2,066 M-21.18%$182 M8.8%-81.65%
2018-Q2$2,106 M1.94%$212 M10.1%16.48%
2018-Q3$2,084 M-1.04%$154 M7.4%-27.36%
2018-Q4$2,167 M3.98%$298 M13.8%93.51%
2019-Q1$2,057 M-5.08%$148 M7.2%-50.34%

Fidelity National Information Services ownership

When you are planning to buy a stock, it's always worth to have a look its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For Fidelity National Information Services, 0.56% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

Bearish positions for FIS stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

For a better context understanding, the following table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:

FISACIWADSEEFTFISV
Market cap$39.0 B$3.5 B$7.7 B$8.1 B$34.7 B
Total shares323.6 M110.6 M52.4 M52.0 M392.4 M
Float shares321.5 M107.6 M47.2 M49.8 M391.6 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)92.3%103.3%97.2%104.4%91.1%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.6%2.1%2.8%4.2%0.3%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

FIS summary

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
Open$119.88
Close$120.41
Day range$119.36 - $121.10
Previous close$118.32
Session gain1.77%
Average true range$2.08
50d mov avg$113.09
100d mov avg$109.18
200d mov avg$107.13
Daily patternlt06a
Weekly pattern lb03c

Fidelity National Information Services performance

Performance 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, Fiserv, Global Payments, Mastercard, Total System Services and Visa.
Stock3m6m12m
FISFidelity National...12.81%17.34%17.81%
ACIWACI Worldwide-0.44%11.98%31.68%
ADSAlliance Data Sys...-15.28%-24.02%-30.20%
EEFTEuronet Worldwide16.02%39.65%90.19%
FISVFiserv3.98%15.01%23.19%
GPNGlobal Payments17.85%45.98%34.79%
MAMastercard14.51%40.28%34.32%
TSSTotal System Serv...7.39%21.99%17.46%
VVisa12.50%23.73%25.64%

Fidelity National Information Services competitors

One check before investing in any stock is to review a list of its competitors, in this case for Fidelity National Information Services. We selected 8 companies as Fidelity National Information Services competitors as they are in the same industry or have similar market objectives.

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