Headlines about Fidelity National Financial (NYSE:FNF) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Fidelity National Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.0900691158895 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:
- Investors watching summary on Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (FNF) – Wall Street Morning (wallstreetmorning.com)
- White Mountains’ 50% Stake in DavidShield to Brace Portfolio – Nasdaq (nasdaq.com)
- ETFs with exposure to Fidelity National Financial, Inc. : October 5, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Fidelity National Financial acquires SkySlope in software-gobbling bender – Inman.com (inman.com)
- Fidelity National acquires ‘majority position’ in Sacramento-based SkySlope (finance.yahoo.com)
Shares of Fidelity National Financial (NYSE FNF) opened at 34.44 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $9.40 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.02 and a beta of 0.91. The company has a 50 day moving average of $34.33 and a 200-day moving average of $31.98. Fidelity National Financial has a one year low of $22.84 and a one year high of $35.65.
Fidelity National Financial (NYSE:FNF) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 19th. The financial services provider reported $0.75 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.72 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $2.29 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.14 billion. Fidelity National Financial had a return on equity of 10.41% and a net margin of 7.49%. The firm’s revenue was up 7.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.74 EPS. On average, analysts anticipate that Fidelity National Financial will post $2.47 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently declared a dividend, which was paid on Monday, October 2nd. Shareholders of record on Monday, October 2nd were issued a $30.66 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, October 2nd. Fidelity National Financial’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 56.77%.
A number of research firms have recently issued reports on FNF. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Fidelity National Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 19th. ValuEngine raised shares of Fidelity National Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $46.60.
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In other Fidelity National Financial news, insider Brent B. Bickett sold 80,000 shares of Fidelity National Financial stock in a transaction dated Monday, September 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $48.21, for a total value of $3,856,800.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 584,367 shares in the company, valued at approximately $28,172,333.07. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, EVP Peter T. Sadowski sold 133,215 shares of Fidelity National Financial stock in a transaction dated Thursday, July 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.53, for a total value of $6,331,708.95. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 89,575 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,257,499.75. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 214,001 shares of company stock valued at $10,226,559 in the last 90 days. 5.00% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
Fidelity National Financial Company Profile
Fidelity National Financial, Inc (FNF) is a holding company. FNF, through its subsidiaries, provides title insurance, mortgage services and diversified services. FNF operates in four segments: Fidelity National Title Group, Remy, Restaurant Group and Corporate and Other. The Fidelity National Title Group segment consists of the operations of FNF’s title insurance underwriters and related businesses.
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