Why should you buy stock in Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (FIS)?

Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (NYSE: FIS) is -1.98% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $91.68 and a high of $158.21 in the current 52-week trading range. The FIS stock was last observed hovering at around $135.77 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 2.89% off its average median price target of $166.00 for the next 12 months. It is also 28.16% off the consensus price target high of $193.00 offered by 36 analysts, but current levels are -1.96% lower than the price target low of $136.00 for the same period.


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Currently trading at $138.66, the stock is -2.02% and -2.16% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 6.41 million and changing 2.13% at the moment leaves the stock -0.31% off its SMA200. FIS registered -2.98% loss for a year compared to 6-month gain of 1.30%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $143.93 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $143.00.

The stock witnessed a -8.28% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a -5.42%, and is -1.98% down over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 2.77% over the week and 2.55% over the month.

Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (FIS) has around 55000 employees, a market worth around $84.25B and $12.58B in sales. Fwd P/E is 20.96. Profit margin for the company is -0.80%. Distance from 52-week low is 51.24% and -12.36% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (1.20%).

Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (FIS) Analyst Forecasts

Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (FIS) is a “Overweight”. 36 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 1.80, where 8 rate it as a Hold and 2 think it is a “Overweight”. 26 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 0 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.

Fidelity National Information Services Inc. is expected to release its quarterly report on 05/04/2021 and quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $1.62 with sales reaching $3.41B over the same period.The EPS is expected to shrink by -74.10% this year, but quarterly earnings will post 22.40% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to grow 2.10% in year-over-year returns.

Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (FIS) Top Institutional Holders

1,536 institutions hold shares in Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (FIS), with 2.25M shares held by insiders accounting for 0.36% while institutional investors hold 94.18% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 620.00M, and float is at 616.11M with Short Float at 1.08%. Institutions hold 93.83% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) with over 49.5 million shares valued at $7.29 billion. The investor’s holdings represent 7.98% of the FIS Shares outstanding. As of Sep 29, 2020, the second largest holder is Blackrock Inc. with 42.33 million shares valued at $6.23 billion to account for 6.82% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Price (T.Rowe) Associates Inc which holds 38.91 million shares representing 6.27% and valued at over $5.73 billion, while State Street Corporation holds 4.07% of the shares totaling 25.23 million with a market value of $3.71 billion.

Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (FIS) Insider Activity

A total of 70 insider transactions have happened at Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (FIS) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 40 and purchases happening 30 times. The most recent transaction is an insider sale by Thompson Christopher A, the company’s Chief Accounting Officer. SEC filings show that Thompson Christopher A sold 1,591 shares of the company’s common stock on Jan 05 at a price of $139.70 per share for a total of $0.22 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 7734.0 shares.

Fidelity National Information Services Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Dec 16 that Boyd Martin (President, Cap Mkt Solutions) sold a total of 28,715 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Dec 16 and was made at $142.69 per share for $4.1 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 7894.0 shares of the FIS stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Nov 11, Montana Gregory G (CEVP – Chief Risk Officer) disposed off 17,848 shares at an average price of $143.22 for $2.56 million. The insider now directly holds 15,081 shares of Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (FIS).

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Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (FIS): Who are the competitors?

The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Euronet Worldwide Inc. (EEFT) that is trading -8.52% down over the past 12 months. Visa Inc. (V) is 11.49% up on the 1-year trading charts. Short interest in the company’s stock has risen 3.61% from the last report on Nov 12, 2020 to stand at a total of 6.4 million short shares sold with a short interest ratio of 2.41.

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