FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial (FNF) Receives Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.20

Media coverage about FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial (NYSE:FNF) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.1993751926408 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial (NYSE FNF) traded up $0.34 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $39.76. The company had a trading volume of 1,688,852 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,586,752. FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial has a fifty-two week low of $24.18 and a fifty-two week high of $40.75. The firm has a market capitalization of $10,912.42, a PE ratio of 15.39 and a beta of 0.97. The company has a quick ratio of 0.85, a current ratio of 0.85 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17.

FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial (NYSE:FNF) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The financial services provider reported $0.71 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.04. FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial had a return on equity of 11.05% and a net margin of 7.77%. The business had revenue of $1.99 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.96 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.69 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 2.0% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts predict that FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial will post 2.41 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Investors of record on Friday, December 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.27 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 14th. This represents a $1.08 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.72%. This is a boost from FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.25. FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 55.79%.

A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $54.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. ValuEngine upgraded FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $37.00 target price on shares of FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial in a research note on Sunday, October 29th. Finally, Barclays raised their target price on FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial from $36.00 to $41.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $44.17.

In other FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial news, insider Brent B. Bickett sold 80,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on 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 of the company’s stock, valued at $28,172,333.07. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Janet Kerr sold 786 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $48.41, for a total value of $38,050.26. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 11,817 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $572,060.97. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 5.00% of the company’s stock.

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About FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial

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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