FNF stock: buy or sell?

FNF stock price: $48.30 0.56% At close on January 24th, 2020

Updated on:
January 24th, 2020

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Fidelity National Financial appreciated 0.56% to $48.30 after marking all time highs on January 24th. January/24 was the 3rd green session in a row, gaining 2.41%.

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.

Should I buy FNF stock?

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Currently, 2 buy setups are elegible for Fidelity National Financial 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 Financial stock a buy?

Financial institutions and banks post stock ratings everyday. At Stocks2.com, we detected 6 ratings published for FNF stock in the last month.

The general sentiment of these ratings is bullish for FNF stock, with 5 positive ratings.
Is FNF a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-7-8Compass PointNeutralBuy
2019-7-19Keefe, Bruyette & Woodsn/aOutperform
2019-6-19Susquehanna Bancsharesn/aPositive
2019-4-26SunTrust Banksn/aBuy
2019-4-1Piper Jaffray Companiesn/aOverweight
2019-2-15Barclaysn/aBuy

FNF stock analysis

Daily outlook

After topping to all time highs on January/24, Fidelity National Financial appreciated 0.56% on January/24 to $48.30.

Fidelity National Financial appreciated 0.56% to $48.30 after reaching all time highs on Jan 24th. On Jan 24th, FNF hit a new all time high, pushing higher than on Thursday tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers. For the last 11 days when FNF stock price broke up the SMA50d line, it gained $1.95 (4.21%).

FNF stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Fidelity National Financial ended this week at $48.30 after topping to a new all time high ($48.39) and gained a beatiful 2.09%. Counting this, it's been 4 green weeks in a row, gaining $3.21 or 7.07%.

FNF shows a strong mid-term uptrend with several rising tops and rising bottoms. Since its last bottom late December 2019, FNF climbed unceasignly breaking out to new all time highs. Early May, SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up triggering a rise of 25.81%. Since mid March 2019 when FNF stock price broke up the SMA40w line, it gained $14.23 (41.77%).

FNF stock chart (weekly)

FNF stock price history

FNF stock went public on October 17th, 2005 with a price of $6.461. Since then, FNF stock grew a 647.70%, with a yearly average of 46.30%. If you had invested $1,000 in FNF stock in 2005, it would worth $6,477.00 today.

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

FNF stock historical price chart

FNF stock reached all-time highs on January/24 with a price of $48.39.

FNF stock price target is $46.40

Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. 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. 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 30 days we found 5 price predictions for Fidelity National Financial stock:
FNF stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-7-19Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsRaises Target$44.00$48.009.1%
2019-6-19Susquehanna BancsharesInitiatesn/a$48.00-
2019-4-26SunTrust BanksRaises Targetn/a$45.00-
2019-4-1Piper Jaffray CompaniesRaises Target$44.00$49.0011.4%
2019-2-15BarclaysReiteratesn/a$42.00-
(in average)$44.00$46.405.0%
The price target for Fidelity National Financial stock is $46.40, moving in a range between $49.00 and $42.00. In average, analysts' outlook on FNF price target is positive, upgrading the prediction by a 5.00% from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

On February, Fidelity National Financial didn't meet the estimates of the analysts and posted an unpleasant EPS of $0.63 per share when experts were expecting $0.68.
FNF earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q2-n/an/an/a
2017-Q32017-10-250.670.716.0%
2017-Q42018-01-300.60.60.0%
2018-Q12018-05-020.420.420.0%
2018-Q22018-07-170.830.863.6%
2018-Q32018-10-240.790.78-1.3%
2018-Q42019-02-130.680.63-7.4%
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 Financial annual sales stayed steady a disappointing -0.90% to $7,594.00 M dollars from $7,663.00 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, by contrast, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) declined a -1.79% to 8.27%.

FNF annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$8,570 M-$403 M4.7%-
2014$8,024 M-6.37%$583 M7.3%44.67%
2015$9,132 M13.81%$527 M5.8%-9.61%
2016$9,554 M4.62%$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 results

Fidelity National Financial posted $1,693.00 M in revenues for 2018-Q4, a -18.80% decline 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 sales to same quarter last year, Fidelity National Financial sales marked a hair-raising slide and collapsed a -14.28%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Fidelity National Financial posted 2 positive quarters in a row.
FNF quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
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 M25.40%$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 M1.71%$206 M12.0%368.18%

Fidelity National Financial ownership

When you are planning to invest in shares of a company, it's always worth to review 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, 4.22% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

Bearish positions for FNF 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:

FNF
Market cap$13.3 B
Total shares275.1 M
Float shares263.8 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)84.3%
  - Insider holdings (%)4.2%
Shares in short selling0.0%

FNF summary

Friday, January 24th, 2020
Open$48.07
Close$48.30
Day range$47.96 - $48.39
Previous close$48.03
Session gain0.56%
Average true range$0.59
50d mov avg$46.55
100d mov avg$45.38
200d mov avg$42.65
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern lb03c

Fidelity National Financial performance

To better understand Fidelity National Financial performance you must compare its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. For Fidelity National Financial, the benchmark is made against .
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FNFFidelity National...7.60%13.86%42.86%

Fidelity National Financial competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Fidelity National Financial competitor. This doesn't mean Fidelity National Financial does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.

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