Press coverage about FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial (NYSE:FNF) has trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.6503769370337 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial (NYSE FNF) traded up $0.55 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $40.63. 1,634,701 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,587,998. FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial has a one year low of $24.18 and a one year high of $40.75. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17, a current ratio of 0.85 and a quick ratio of 0.85. The stock has a market capitalization of $10,969.90, a PE ratio of 15.48 and a beta of 0.97.

FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial (NYSE:FNF) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The financial services provider reported $0.71 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.04. FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial had a net margin of 7.77% and a return on equity of 11.05%. The company had revenue of $1.99 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.96 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.69 earnings per share. FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial’s quarterly revenue was up 2.0% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts anticipate that FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial will post 2.41 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared 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. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 14th. This represents a $1.08 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.66%. This is a boost from FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.25. FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial’s payout ratio is currently 55.79%.

Several equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $37.00 price objective on shares of FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial in a research note on Sunday, October 29th. Barclays upped their price objective on shares of FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial from $36.00 to $41.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. Finally, SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $41.00 price objective on shares of FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial in a research note on Friday, October 20th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $44.17.

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

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FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial Company Profile

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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