Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund decreased its position in shares of Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE:FNF) by 2.3% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 75,021 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 1,800 shares during the quarter. Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund’s holdings in Fidelity National Financial were worth $3,560,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in FNF. Fiduciary Trust Co. purchased a new stake in shares of Fidelity National Financial during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $137,000. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. boosted its stake in shares of Fidelity National Financial by 3,739.3% during the 2nd quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 3,417 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $153,000 after acquiring an additional 3,328 shares in the last quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. boosted its stake in shares of Fidelity National Financial by 3.9% during the 2nd quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 3,467 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $155,000 after acquiring an additional 131 shares in the last quarter. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Fidelity National Financial during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $210,000. Finally, Advisor Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Fidelity National Financial by 3.7% during the 2nd quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 21,266 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $211,000 after acquiring an additional 756 shares in the last quarter. 81.92% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (FNF) opened at $39.91 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17, a quick ratio of 0.85 and a current ratio of 0.85. Fidelity National Financial, Inc. has a 12-month low of $22.83 and a 12-month high of $40.12. The stock has a market capitalization of $10,923.37, a P/E ratio of 15.41 and a beta of 0.93.

Fidelity National Financial (NYSE:FNF) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The financial services provider reported $0.71 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.04. Fidelity National Financial had a return on equity of 11.05% and a net margin of 7.77%. The firm had revenue of $1.99 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.96 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.69 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 2.0% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts predict that Fidelity National Financial, Inc. will post 2.41 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Investors of record on Friday, December 15th will be given a dividend of $0.27 per share. This is an increase from Fidelity National Financial’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.25. This represents a $1.08 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.71%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 14th. Fidelity National Financial’s payout ratio is currently 55.79%.

In other Fidelity National Financial news, Director Janet Kerr sold 786 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $48.41, for a total value of $38,050.26. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 11,817 shares in the company, valued at approximately $572,060.97. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider Brent B. Bickett sold 80,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, September 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $48.21, for a total value of $3,856,800.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 584,367 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $28,172,333.07. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 5.00% of the company’s stock.

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Several equities research analysts have recently commented on FNF shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered Fidelity National Financial from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. ValuEngine raised Fidelity National Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Barclays PLC boosted their price target on Fidelity National Financial from $36.00 to $41.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating and set a $37.00 price target on shares of Fidelity National Financial in a research note on Sunday, October 29th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. Fidelity National Financial has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $44.17.

About 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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Fidelity National Financial (NYSE:FNF)

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