News articles about Fidelity National Information Servcs (NYSE:FIS) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring 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 news sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the information technology services provider an impact score of 46.8022646004658 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
A number of brokerages have recently commented on FIS. Credit Suisse Group boosted their price objective on shares of Fidelity National Information Servcs from $113.00 to $115.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 9th. ValuEngine raised shares of Fidelity National Information Servcs from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Citigroup boosted their price objective on shares of Fidelity National Information Servcs from $112.00 to $114.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Oppenheimer boosted their price objective on shares of Fidelity National Information Servcs from $105.00 to $118.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 9th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Fidelity National Information Servcs from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 10th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twelve have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $111.75.
Fidelity National Information Servcs opened at $106.58 on Tuesday, according to MarketBeat Ratings. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.76, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a current ratio of 0.98. Fidelity National Information Servcs has a 1 year low of $83.99 and a 1 year high of $108.00. The firm has a market cap of $35.63 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.11, a PEG ratio of 1.72 and a beta of 0.91.
Fidelity National Information Servcs (NYSE:FIS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 1st. The information technology services provider reported $1.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.05 by $0.04. Fidelity National Information Servcs had a net margin of 15.26% and a return on equity of 14.98%. The firm had revenue of $2.07 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.04 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.86 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts anticipate that Fidelity National Information Servcs will post 5.22 EPS for the current year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 29th. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 15th will be given a dividend of $0.32 per share. This represents a $1.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.20%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 14th. Fidelity National Information Servcs’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 28.96%.
In other Fidelity National Information Servcs news, EVP Lenore D. Williams sold 7,843 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $104.56, for a total transaction of $820,064.08. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Keith W. Hughes sold 5,835 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $106.87, for a total transaction of $623,586.45. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 29,380 shares in the company, valued at $3,139,840.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 15,178 shares of company stock worth $1,604,496 over the last ninety days. Insiders own 2.08% of the company’s stock.
About Fidelity National Information Servcs
Fidelity National Information Services, Inc operates as a financial services technology company in the United States and internationally. It operates through Integrated Financial Solutions and Global Financial Solutions segments. The Integrated Financial Solutions segment offers core processing and ancillary applications; digital solutions, including Internet, mobile, and e-banking; fraud, risk management, and compliance solutions; electronic funds transfer and network services; card and retail solutions; corporate liquidity and wealth management services; item processing and output services; government payments solutions; and e-payment solutions.
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