Fidelity National Financial Inc (NYSE:FNF) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, February 13th, RTT News reports. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, March 17th will be given a dividend of 0.33 per share by the financial services provider on Tuesday, March 31st. This represents a $1.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.00%.

Fidelity National Financial has raised its dividend by an average of 9.0% per year over the last three years and has raised its dividend annually for the last 8 consecutive years. Fidelity National Financial has a payout ratio of 39.3% indicating that its dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings. Analysts expect Fidelity National Financial to earn $3.30 per share next year, which means the company should continue to be able to cover its $1.32 annual dividend with an expected future payout ratio of 40.0%.

Shares of Fidelity National Financial stock traded down $1.20 on Friday, hitting $44.00. 564,031 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,809,097. The stock has a market capitalization of $12.19 billion, a P/E ratio of 15.94 and a beta of 0.82. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.16, a quick ratio of 0.99 and a current ratio of 0.99. Fidelity National Financial has a 52 week low of $33.94 and a 52 week high of $49.28. The business has a 50-day simple moving average of $46.77 and a 200 day simple moving average of $45.60.

Fidelity National Financial (NYSE:FNF) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 13th. The financial services provider reported $0.95 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.93 by $0.02. Fidelity National Financial had a net margin of 9.82% and a return on equity of 17.51%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.63 EPS. Research analysts expect that Fidelity National Financial will post 3.33 earnings per share for the current year.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Fidelity National Financial from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, February 3rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $46.54.

About Fidelity National Financial

Fidelity National Financial, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides various insurance products in the United States. The company operates in Title, and Corporate and Other segments. It offers title insurance, escrow, and other title related services, including trust activities, trustee sales guarantees, recordings and conveyances, and home warranty insurance.

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Dividend History for Fidelity National Financial (NYSE:FNF)

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