FIS stock: buy or sell?

FIS stock price: $137.97 -0.17% At close on August 22nd, 2019

Updated on:
August 22nd, 2019

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Fidelity National Information Services stayed stable -0.17% to $137.97 after yesterday all time highs.

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 match with 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?

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.
Is FIS a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-8-8Cantor Fitzgeraldn/aOverweight
2019-8-7Wedbushn/aOutperform
2019-7-5Barclaysn/an/a
2019-7-31Berenberg Bankn/aBuy
2019-7-25Goldman Sachs Groupn/aBuy
2019-7-12Robert W. Bairdn/aOutperform
2019-6-12SunTrust Banksn/aHold
2019-6-12Oppenheimern/aOutperform
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

FIS stock analysis

Daily outlook

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.

FIS stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

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 chart (weekly)

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 $156.50

Nobody 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:
FIS stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-8-8Cantor FitzgeraldRaises Target$134.00$150.0011.9%
2019-8-7WedbushReiterates$140.00$150.007.1%
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%
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%
(in average)$152.00$156.503.0%
Moving in a range from $370.00 and $122.00, the price prediction for FIS stock is $156.50. In average, analysts' outlook on FIS price target is positive, improving the target by a 3.00% from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

After presenting its last earnings report on February, Fidelity National Information Services . Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
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

Compared 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%.

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 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%.
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 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:

FISACIWADSEEFTEVTC
Market cap$45.7 B$3.3 B$7.1 B$7.9 B$2.6 B
Total shares331.0 M110.6 M52.4 M52.0 M72.2 M
Float shares610.5 M113.4 M45.9 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

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019
Open$138.63
Close$137.97
Day range$136.04 - $138.81
Previous close$138.20
Session gain-0.17%
Average true range$3.82
50d mov avg$129.44
100d mov avg$122.76
200d mov avg$113.92
Daily patternlt06a
Weekly pattern lb03c

Fidelity National Information Services performance

To 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:
Stock3m6m12m
FISFidelity National...16.53%29.63%28.27%
ACIWACI Worldwide-8.15%-7.05%3.37%
ADSAlliance Data Sys...-5.45%-21.80%-42.18%
EEFTEuronet Worldwide-4.44%12.96%56.06%
EVTCEvertec28.35%22.46%43.77%
FISVFiserv24.46%27.20%35.15%
GPNGlobal Payments5.76%27.06%32.89%
MAMastercard11.78%26.05%34.82%
TSSTotal System Serv...15.63%40.06%36.36%
VVisa10.89%23.82%25.71%

Fidelity National Information Services competitors

One 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.

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