Media headlines about Fidelity National Information Servcs (NYSE:FIS) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. 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 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the information technology services provider an impact score of 46.7120404703635 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:
A number of research analysts have issued reports on FIS shares. Stephens reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $114.00 price objective on shares of Fidelity National Information Servcs in a research note on Thursday. Robert W. Baird lifted their price objective on Fidelity National Information Servcs from $108.00 to $115.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and set a $116.00 price target on shares of Fidelity National Information Servcs in a report on Wednesday, February 7th. JPMorgan Chase downgraded Fidelity National Information Servcs from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 12th. Finally, Barclays reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $115.00 target price on shares of Fidelity National Information Servcs in a research report on Friday, January 5th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $105.69.
Shares of FIS opened at $95.53 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $31,637.53, a PE ratio of 21.61, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.54 and a beta of 0.91. The company has a quick ratio of 0.92, a current ratio of 0.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71. Fidelity National Information Servcs has a 12 month low of $79.43 and a 12 month high of $103.65.
Fidelity National Information Servcs (NYSE:FIS) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. The information technology services provider reported $1.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.34 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $2.33 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates 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% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.14 EPS. analysts forecast that Fidelity National Information Servcs will post 5.18 earnings per share for the current year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 30th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 16th were given a dividend of $0.32 per share. This is an increase from Fidelity National Information Servcs’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.29. This represents a $1.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.34%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, March 15th. Fidelity National Information Servcs’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 28.96%.
In other news, EVP James W. Woodall sold 87,195 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $100.60, for a total transaction of $8,771,817.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Frank R. Martire sold 190,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $99.74, for a total value of $18,950,600.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 192,675 shares in the company, valued at $19,217,404.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 1,256,602 shares of company stock worth $123,478,574 over the last 90 days. Insiders own 2.66% of the company’s stock.
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About Fidelity National Information Servcs
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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