FIS stock: buy or sell?

FIS stock price: $128.33 -1.69% At close on October 18th, 2019

Updated on:
October 18th, 2019


Fidelity National Information Services fell a rough -1.69% and closed at $128.33. Oct 18th was the third red session in a row, sliding in full a -3.38%.

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, 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.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is Fidelity National Information Services stock a buy?

Banks and financial institutions post stock ratings everyday. At, 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.
Is FIS a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-9-3Atlantic Securitiesn/aOverweight
2019-9-16Robert W. Bairdn/aOutperform
2019-9-12Canaccord Genuityn/aBuy
2019-9-10Bank of American/aBuy
2019-8-8Cantor Fitzgeraldn/aOverweight
2019-7-31Berenberg Bankn/aBuy
2019-7-25Goldman Sachs Groupn/aBuy
2019-7-12Robert W. Bairdn/aOutperform
2019-6-12SunTrust Banksn/aHold
2019-5-21Bank of American/aBuy
2019-5-14Bank of American/aBuy

FIS stock analysis

Daily outlook

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.

FIS stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

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 chart (weekly)

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 $166.60

How 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:
FIS stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-9-9CitigroupRaises Target$142.00$152.007%
2019-9-3Atlantic SecuritiesInitiatesn/a$175.00-
2019-9-16Robert W. BairdRaises Target$145.00$158.009%
2019-9-12Canaccord GenuityInitiatesn/a$151.00-
2019-9-10Bank of AmericaRaises Target$143.00$158.0010.5%
2019-8-8Cantor FitzgeraldRaises Target$134.00$150.0011.9%
2019-7-5BarclaysRaises Target$340.00$370.008.8%
2019-7-25Goldman Sachs GroupInitiatesn/a$154.00-
2019-7-12Robert W. BairdRaises Target$134.00$145.008.2%
2019-6-12SunTrust BanksRaises Targetn/a$125.00-
2019-6-12OppenheimerRaises Target$125.00$135.008%
2019-5-21Bank of AmericaRaises Target$139.00$143.002.9%
(in average)$160.20$166.604.0%
The price prediction for Fidelity National Information Services stock is $166.60, moving in a range between $370.00 and $125.00. In average, analysts' outlook on FIS price forecast is positive, upgrading the prediction by a 4.00% from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Since last February, when Fidelity National Information Services posted its last earnings report, it . Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
FIS earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

Compared 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.

FIS annual Sales and Income evolution
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 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%.
FIS quarterly Sales and Income evolution
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 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 shares613.4 M116.7 M51.1 M54.5 M71.9 M
Float shares610.5 M113.7 M45.4 M52.3 M69.6 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 selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

FIS summary

Friday, October 18th, 2019
Day range$128.01 - $130.81
Previous close$130.53
Session gain-1.69%
Average true range$2.32
50d mov avg$133.55
100d mov avg$129.75
200d mov avg$119.64
Daily patternlb01a
Weekly pattern lb02a

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, Evertec, Fiserv, Global Payments, Mastercard and Visa.
FISFidelity National...-0.82%16.38%25.16%
ACIWACI Worldwide-8.78%-8.83%19.39%
ADSAlliance Data Sys...-18.07%-23.31%-41.94%
EEFTEuronet Worldwide-11.72%-1.13%25.77%
GPNGlobal Payments-2.79%14.67%37.49%

Fidelity National Information Services competitors

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