FNF stock: buy or sell?

FNF stock price: $43.54 -1.49% At close on August 23rd, 2019

Updated on:
August 23rd, 2019

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Fidelity National Financial decreased -1.49% today to $43.54 after topping to all time highs on Monday.

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 work 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?

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.
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
2019-1-24Compass PointBuyBuy

FNF stock analysis

Daily outlook

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%).

FNF stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

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 chart (weekly)

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 $45.90

Predicting 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:
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-
2019-1-24Compass PointInitiatesn/a$43.25-
(in average)$44.00$45.904.0%
The price target for Fidelity National Financial stock is $45.90, moving in a range between $49.00 and $42.00. In average, analysts' outlook on FNF price forecast is positive, increasing the prediction by a 4.00% from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Fidelity 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.
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

Compared 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.

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 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.
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 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:

FNFARGOFAFITICORI
Market cap$12.0 B$2.3 B$6.5 B$257.2 M$6.9 B
Total shares274.9 M34.1 M112.0 M1.9 M303.0 M
Float shares263.6 M31.2 M108.7 M1.5 M281.5 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 selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

FNF summary

Friday, August 23rd, 2019
Open$44.09
Close$43.54
Day range$43.47 - $44.45
Previous close$44.20
Session gain-1.49%
Average true range$0.82
50d mov avg$42.17
100d mov avg$40.46
200d mov avg$36.91
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern lt06a

Fidelity National Financial performance

To 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:
Stock3m6m12m
FNFFidelity National...12.94%26.02%10.82%
ARGOArgo Group Intern...-6.06%-3.12%6.82%
FAFFirst American5.20%13.57%5.33%
ITICInvestors Title-14.66%-21.01%-25.98%
ORIOld Republic Inte...1.43%9.25%5.39%
STCStewart Informati...-16.54%-16.66%-19.35%

Fidelity National Financial competitors

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