FNF stock: buy or sell?
August 23rd, 2019
Fidelity National Financial, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides title insurance, technology, and transaction services to the real estate and mortgage industries in the United States.
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Currently, 2 buy setups work for Fidelity National Financial 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 Financial stock a buy?
Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness.At Stocks2.com, we detected 7 ratings published for FNF stock in the last month. The general sentiment of these ratings is bullish for FNF stock, with 6 positive ratings.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
|2019-7-19||Keefe, Bruyette & Woods||n/a||Outperform|
|2019-4-1||Piper Jaffray Companies||n/a||Overweight|
FNF stock analysis
After topping to all time highs on Monday, Fidelity National Financial decreased -1.49% today to $43.54.
Fidelity National Financial decreased -1.49% today to $43.54 after topping to all time highs on Monday. On May, SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up triggering a rise of 11.41%. On Monday, FNF hit new all time highs, pushing higher previous ATH of $44.62 recorded on Aug/9. New ATHs are usual entry points for many trading setups as there aren't higher resistences. Since June when FNF stock price broke up the SMA50d line, it gained $5.29 (13.83%).
Shares of Fidelity National Financial closed this week at $43.54 after reaching a new all time high ($44.79) even it couldn't close with gains and decreased a bad -1.56%.
Fidelity National Financial stock is drawing an uptrend with rising tops and bottoms. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top, FNF might consolidate in a flat-base, waiting to break out over or down under . Since SMA20d and SMA40w crossed up early May, FNF price climbed $4.33 per share (11.04%). Since mid March when FNF stock price broke up the SMA40w line, it gained $8.75 (25.15%).
FNF stock price history
FNF stock went public on October 17th, 2005 with a price of $6.601. Since then, FNF stock surged a 559.70%, with a yearly average of 43.10%. If you had invested $1,000 in FNF stock in 2005, it would worth $5,597.00 today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
FNF stock historical price chart
FNF stock reached all-time highs on Monday with a price of $44.79.
FNF stock price target is $45.90Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. You should not follow the analysts' FNF stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. We have 6 price targets for FNF stock published in the last month:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
|2019-7-19||Keefe, Bruyette & Woods||Raises Target||$44.00||$48.00||9.1%|
|2019-4-26||SunTrust Banks||Raises Target||n/a||$45.00||-|
|2019-4-1||Piper Jaffray Companies||Raises Target||$44.00||$49.00||11.4%|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareFidelity National Financial let down experts on February when it posted an Earnings per Share (EPS) of $0.63 when the analysts' forecast was $0.68.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsCompared to 2017, last anual revenues report draw a disappointing movement of -0.90% to $7,594.00 million dollars. However, its profit margin (compared to revenues) slightly fell to 8.27%, that is $628.00 million.
|2013||$8,570 M||-||$403 M4.7%||-|
|2014||$8,024 M||-6.37%||$583 M7.3%||44.67%|
|2015||$9,132 M||13.81%||$527 M5.8%||-9.61%|
|2016||$9,554 M||4.62%||$650 M6.8%||23.34%|
|2017||$7,663 M||-19.79%||$771 M10.1%||18.62%|
|2018||$7,594 M||-0.90%||$628 M8.3%||-18.55%|
Quarterly financial resultsFidelity National Financial posted $1,693.00 M in sales for 2018-Q4, a -18.80% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $44.00 million with a profit margin of 2.60%. Profit margin slipped a -8.72% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 11.32%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, Fidelity National Financial sales marked a scary correction and plummed a -14.28%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Fidelity National Financial posted 2 positive quarters in a row.
|2017-Q2||$2,910 M||-||$296 M10.2%||-|
|2017-Q3||$2,270 M||-21.99%||$134 M5.9%||-54.73%|
|2017-Q4||$1,975 M||-13.00%||$238 M12.1%||77.61%|
|2018-Q1||$1,693 M||-14.28%||$97 M5.7%||-59.24%|
|2018-Q2||$2,123 M||25.40%||$251 M11.8%||158.76%|
|2018-Q3||$2,085 M||-1.79%||$236 M11.3%||-5.98%|
|2018-Q4||$1,693 M||-18.80%||$44 M2.6%||-81.36%|
|2019-Q1||$1,722 M||1.71%||$206 M12.0%||368.18%|
Fidelity National Financial ownershipWhen you are planning to buy a stock, it's always worth to overview 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 Financial, 4.08% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.
Bearish positions for FNF stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Fidelity National Financial:
|Market cap||$12.0 B||$2.3 B||$6.5 B||$257.2 M||$6.9 B|
|Total shares||274.9 M||34.1 M||112.0 M||1.9 M||303.0 M|
|Float shares||263.6 M||31.2 M||108.7 M||1.5 M||281.5 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||87.2%||93.6%||86.2%||48.9%||78.5%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||4.1%||3.2%||3.1%||31.9%||6.0%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%|
|Friday, August 23rd, 2019|
|Day range||$43.47 - $44.45|
|Average true range||$0.82|
|50d mov avg||$42.17|
|100d mov avg||$40.46|
|200d mov avg||$36.91|
Fidelity National Financial performanceTo measure stock performance is always good to compare with competitors or related stocks. In the following table, we compare Fidelity National Financial performance to Argo Group International, First American, Investors Title, Old Republic International and Stewart Information Services:
|ARGOArgo Group Intern...||-6.06%||-3.12%||6.82%|
|ORIOld Republic Inte...||1.43%||9.25%||5.39%|
Fidelity National Financial competitorsWe selected a few stocks to conform a list of Fidelity National Financial competitors to review if you are interested in investing in FNF:
- Argo Group International (ARGO)
- First American (FAF)
- Investors Title (ITIC)
- Old Republic International (ORI)
- Stewart Information Services (STC)
Latest FNF stock news
- Seeking AlphaFidelity National Financial: An Analysis Of End MarketsJune 5, 2018