Why Fidelity National Financial Inc. (FNF) is the topic of conversation today

Fidelity National Financial Inc. (NYSE: FNF) is 2.66% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $19.00 and a high of $49.28 in the current 52-week trading range. The FNF stock was last observed hovering at around $39.03 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 1.1% off its average median price target of $48.00 for the next 12 months. It is also 24.28% off the consensus price target high of $53.00 offered by 6 analysts, but current levels are 4.45% higher than the price target low of $42.00 for the same period.


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Currently trading at $40.13, the stock is 4.04% and 10.43% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 2.62 million and changing 2.82% at the moment leaves the stock 24.77% off its SMA200. FNF registered -12.32% loss for a year compared to 6-month gain of 31.49%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $37.82 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $33.92.

The stock witnessed a 9.70% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 19.86%, and is 4.51% up 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 2.31% over the week and 2.26% over the month.

Fidelity National Financial Inc. (FNF) has around 25063 employees, a market worth around $11.75B and $9.37B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 11.53 and Fwd P/E is 9.44. Profit margin for the company is 10.30%. Distance from 52-week low is 111.21% and -18.57% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (17.80%).

Fidelity National Financial Inc. (FNF) Analyst Forecasts

Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Fidelity National Financial Inc. (FNF) is a “Buy”. 6 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 2.00, where 1 rate it as a Hold and 0 think it is a “Overweight”. 5 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 0 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.

Fidelity National Financial Inc. is expected to release its quarterly report on 04/28/2021 and quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $1.17 with sales reaching $2.74B over the same period.The EPS is expected to grow by 69.70% this year, but quarterly earnings will post 16.30% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to grow 16.00% in year-over-year returns.

Fidelity National Financial Inc. (FNF) Top Institutional Holders

704 institutions hold shares in Fidelity National Financial Inc. (FNF), with 13.43M shares held by insiders accounting for 4.57% while institutional investors hold 85.48% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 291.00M, and float is at 277.17M with Short Float at 1.11%. Institutions hold 81.57% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is Blackrock Inc. with over 27.74 million shares valued at $868.51 million. The investor’s holdings represent 9.45% of the FNF Shares outstanding. As of Sep 29, 2020, the second largest holder is Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) with 25.48 million shares valued at $797.86 million to account for 8.68% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Principal Financial Group, Inc. which holds 17.43 million shares representing 5.94% and valued at over $545.83 million, while Windacre Partnership LLC holds 4.66% of the shares totaling 13.69 million with a market value of $428.54 million.

Fidelity National Financial Inc. (FNF) Insider Activity

A total of 67 insider transactions have happened at Fidelity National Financial Inc. (FNF) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 30 and purchases happening 37 times. The most recent transaction is an insider sale by Jewkes Roger S, the company’s Chief Operating Officer. SEC filings show that Jewkes Roger S sold 25,000 shares of the company’s common stock on Dec 28 at a price of $38.74 per share for a total of $0.97 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 0.16 million shares.

Fidelity National Financial Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Dec 24 that Nolan Michael Joseph (President) sold a total of 40,000 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Dec 24 and was made at $38.50 per share for $1.54 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 0.27 million shares of the FNF stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Dec 23, Rood John D (Director) acquired 29,100 shares at an average price of $38.45 for $1.12 million. The insider now directly holds 181,434 shares of Fidelity National Financial Inc. (FNF).

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Fidelity National Financial Inc. (FNF): Who are the competitors?

The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Argo Group International Holdings Ltd. (ARGO) that is trading -34.86% down over the past 12 months. Stewart Information Services Corporation (STC) is 26.60% up on the 1-year trading charts. Short interest in the company’s stock has fallen -69.81% from the last report on Nov 12, 2020 to stand at a total of 5.23 million short shares sold with a short interest ratio of 1.55.

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