FNF stock: buy or sell?
January 24th, 2020
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 are elegible 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?
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.
|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 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%).
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 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 $46.40Predicting 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:
|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 ShareOn 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.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsIn 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%.
|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 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.
|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 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:
|Market cap||$13.3 B|
|Total shares||275.1 M|
|Float shares||263.8 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||84.3%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||4.2%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%|
|Friday, January 24th, 2020|
|Day range||$47.96 - $48.39|
|Average true range||$0.59|
|50d mov avg||$46.55|
|100d mov avg||$45.38|
|200d mov avg||$42.65|
Fidelity National Financial performanceTo 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 .
Fidelity National Financial competitorsUnfortunately, 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.
Latest FNF stock news
- Seeking AlphaFidelity National Financial: An Analysis Of End MarketsJune 5, 2018