Barclays set a $46.00 price objective on FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial (NYSE:FNF) in a report released on Friday morning. The firm currently has a buy rating on the financial services provider’s stock.

Several other brokerages also recently issued reports on FNF. Zacks Investment Research downgraded FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 19th. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a buy rating and set a $44.00 price objective on shares of FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial in a research report on Monday, December 18th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a hold rating and set a $42.00 price objective on shares of FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial in a research report on Friday, December 22nd. ValuEngine upgraded FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Finally, SunTrust Banks reiterated a buy rating and set a $41.00 price objective on shares of FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $44.00.

Shares of FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial (NYSE FNF) traded down $0.06 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $40.76. The stock had a trading volume of 1,100,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,520,000. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17, a quick ratio of 0.85 and a current ratio of 0.85. The firm has a market capitalization of $11,180.00, a P/E ratio of -582.29 and a beta of 0.69. FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial has a fifty-two week low of $26.37 and a fifty-two week high of $41.54.

FNF Group of 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. The business had revenue of $1.99 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.96 billion. FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial had a return on equity of 11.05% and a net margin of 7.77%. The business’s revenue was up 2.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.69 earnings per share. equities research analysts forecast that FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial will post 2.47 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 29th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 15th were given a $0.27 dividend. This represents a $1.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.65%. This is an increase from FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.25. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 14th. FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial’s dividend payout ratio is -1,885.71%.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in FNF. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. lifted its position in FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial by 3,739.3% in the second quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 3,417 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $153,000 after purchasing an additional 3,328 shares during the period. GSA Capital Partners LLP acquired a new stake in FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial in the third quarter worth approximately $207,000. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. acquired a new stake in FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial in the second quarter worth approximately $210,000. Advisor Group Inc. lifted its position in FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial by 3.7% in the second quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 21,266 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $211,000 after purchasing an additional 756 shares during the period. Finally, Douglas Lane & Associates LLC acquired a new stake in FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial in the third quarter worth approximately $215,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 81.27% of the company’s stock.

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About FNF Group of 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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