Headlines about Fidelity National Information Servcs (NYSE:FIS) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Fidelity National Information Servcs earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the information technology services provider an impact score of 45.0232435412281 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
Fidelity National Information Servcs (NYSE FIS) opened at $96.17 on Wednesday. Fidelity National Information Servcs has a 52-week low of $78.89 and a 52-week high of $103.65. The firm has a market capitalization of $31,767.59, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.53, a PEG ratio of 1.53 and a beta of 0.90. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71, a current ratio of 0.92 and a quick ratio of 1.25.
Fidelity National Information Servcs (NYSE:FIS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 6th. The information technology services provider reported $1.36 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.34 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $2.33 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.36 billion. Fidelity National Information Servcs had a return on equity of 14.46% and a net margin of 14.46%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 4.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.14 EPS. sell-side analysts forecast that Fidelity National Information Servcs will post 5.18 EPS for the current year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 30th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 16th will be paid a $0.32 dividend. This represents a $1.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.33%. This is a positive change from Fidelity National Information Servcs’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.29. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 15th. Fidelity National Information Servcs’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 29.59%.
Several brokerages have commented on FIS. Robert W. Baird increased their price target on shares of Fidelity National Information Servcs from $108.00 to $115.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 24th. Barclays reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $115.00 price target on shares of Fidelity National Information Servcs in a research note on Friday, January 5th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered shares of Fidelity National Information Servcs from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 12th. BMO Capital Markets increased their price objective on Fidelity National Information Servcs from $104.00 to $118.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 7th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $108.00 price objective (up from $100.00) on shares of Fidelity National Information Servcs in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, thirteen have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $102.47.
In other news, insider Gary Norcross sold 293,333 shares of Fidelity National Information Servcs stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $94.30, for a total value of $27,661,301.90. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, Director David K. Hunt sold 17,000 shares of Fidelity National Information Servcs stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $94.53, for a total value of $1,607,010.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 19,154 shares in the company, valued at $1,810,627.62. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 313,933 shares of company stock worth $29,609,844. 2.66% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
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Fidelity National Information Servcs Company Profile
Fidelity National Information Services, Inc (FIS) is a financial services technology company. The Company operates through three segments: Integrated Financial Solutions (IFS), Global Financial Solutions (GFS), and Corporate and Other. The IFS segment is focused on serving the North American regional and community bank and savings institutions market for transaction and account processing, payment solutions, channel solutions, digital channels, risk and compliance solutions, and services.
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