December 11, 2017

Simple Moving Average Analysis of Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (FIS)

12 October 2017, 07:42 | Hattie Nash

At the time of writing, Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. Morgan Stanley maintained it with "Equal-Weight" rating and $26 target in Tuesday, July 25 report. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, September 9 by Suntrust Robinson. As per Wednesday, February 8, the company rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reissued an "outperform" rating and issued a $94.00 price target (up from $92.00) on shares of Fidelity National Information Services in a research note on Friday, June 16th. Analysts rating the company a 3 indicate a Hold recommendation. The firm has "Buy" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, October 6. The firm has "Buy" rating by S&P Research given on Monday, August 17. Short interest increased from 3,932,731 to 4,489,184 over that timeframe. Vantage Invest Advisors Ltd Llc stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Fidelity National Information Servcs Inc (NYSE:FIS). Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 22,545,037 shares of the information technology services provider's stock valued at $1,925,346,000 after acquiring an additional 726,796 shares in the last quarter. The Alyeska Investment Group Lp holds 2.40M shares with $17.19 million value, up from 324,502 last quarter. Fidelity Natl Info now has $31.36 billion valuation.

Company shares are trading at $94.77 a tad higher than $92.66, the stock's 50 day moving average and a bit higher than the 200 day moving average of $87.22.

About 200,960 shares traded. Analysts on a consensus basis have a 2.80 recommendation on this stock. It has underperformed by 21.16% the S&P500. The company has grown sales at a 10.40% annual rate over the past five years, putting it in the high growth category. Canaccord Genuity has "Hold" rating and $700 target. (NYSE:FIS)'s stock had its "outperform" rating reaffirmed by analysts at Robert W. Baird in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday. Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America now owns 1,266 shares of the information technology services provider's stock valued at $101,000 after buying an additional 9 shares during the period.

Fidelity National Information Services announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock repurchase program on Wednesday, August 2nd that allows the company to buyback $4.00 billion in shares. Credit Suisse maintained it with "Buy" rating and $34 target in Wednesday, April 12 report. The rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group on Wednesday, August 19 with "Market Perform". The stock of Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) earned "Sell" rating by Goldman Sachs on Thursday, January 21. This buyback authorization allows the information technology services provider to buy up to 13.3% of its stock through open market purchases.

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Alyeska Investment Group Lp decreased Qts Rlty Tr Inc (NYSE:QTS) stake by 303,090 shares to 243,903 valued at $12.76M in 2017Q2. 13,165 are owned by Da Davidson. Artisan Prtnrs Partnership has invested 0.47% of its portfolio in Fidelity National Information Servcs Inc (NYSE:FIS).

Analysts await TJX Companies Inc (NYSE:TJX) to report earnings on November, 21. The information technology services provider reported $1.02 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.97 by $0.05. RS's profit would be $90.94M giving it 15.12 P/E if the $1.25 EPS is correct. About 3,600 shares traded.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in 2017 Q2.

Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) closed up +1.53 points or 0.47% at $329.01 with 0.9 mln shares exchanging hands. It turned negative, as 85 investors sold GE shares while 816 reduced holdings. 39 funds opened positions while 122 raised stakes. Wellington Management Grp Inc Llp has 0.03% invested in Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co (NYSE:RS) for 1.74 million shares. 196,770 were accumulated by Whittier. Franklin Resources Inc invested in 0.04% or 920,118 shares. Horizon Kinetics Limited Liability Company holds 0.02% or 5,611 shares. Umb Bank N A Mo holds 0.18% or 104,002 shares in its portfolio. Sandy Spring National Bank & Trust invested in 0% or 217 shares. Stewart & Patten Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 3,130 shares. The company's stock had a trading volume of 1,392,999 shares. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board has invested 0.04% in Highwoods Properties Inc (NYSE:HIW). Everence Capital Mngmt has invested 0.18% in TJX Companies Inc (NYSE:TJX). Voya Investment Limited Com, Georgia-based fund reported 574,018 shares. Somerville Kurt F has 2,500 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Brown Advisory stated it has 0.33% of its portfolio in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Hexavest holds 600,659 shares or 0.56% of its portfolio.

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Since May 15, 2017, it had 3 insider buys, and 0 insider sales for $3.37 million activity. The shares were sold at an average price of $90.14, for a total transaction of $1,655,691.52. MA now owns 18,370,281 shares of the information technology services provider's stock valued at $1,462,643,000 after acquiring an additional 845,325 shares in the last quarter. Ltd. acquired a new stake in Fidelity National Information Servcs during the first quarter worth about $288,000. The information technology services provider reported $1.02 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.97 by $0.05. FIS's profit will be $355.65 million for 22.04 P/E if the $1.07 EPS becomes a reality. In the last earnings report the EPS was $2.00 and is estimated to be $4.28 for the current year with 332,412,000 shares presently outstanding. It has underperformed by 2.12% the S&P500.

Since May 5, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 selling transactions for $61.88 million activity. $20.77M worth of Fidelity National Information Servcs Inc (NYSE:FIS) shares were sold by Norcross Gary. Woodall James W. sold 70,667 shares worth $5.87 million.

Investors who are keeping close eye on the stock of Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. The company has a market cap of $28.19 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 43.53 and a beta of 0.84. The Company operates through three segments: Integrated Financial Solutions (IFS), Global Financial Solutions (GFS), and Corporate and Other. It has a 47.5 P/E ratio. The Company focuses on retail and institutional banking, payments, asset and wealth management, risk and compliance, consulting and outsourcing solutions.

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