why Fidelity National Information Services Inc. [FIS] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $165.66

Fidelity National Information Services Inc. [NYSE: FIS] gained 0.96% or 1.38 points to close at $145.20 with a heavy trading volume of 2851013 shares. The company report on August 13, 2020 that FIS Doubles Applications Covered by Service Level Agreement; Reduces Service Disruption Period to As Little as Ten Minutes.

Key facts.

Continuing its commitment to providing world-class levels of service and system uptime to its clients, financial technology leader FIS® (NYSE: FIS) said today that it has doubled the number of cloud-based applications covered by its industry-leading service level agreement (SLA), while reducing the designated service disruption period to as little as ten minutes.

It opened the trading session at $142.75, the shares rose to $145.61 and dropped to $142.75, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for FIS points out that the company has recorded -5.91% loss over the past six months. However, it is still -58.38% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 3.64M shares, FIS reached to a volume of 2851013 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Fidelity National Information Services Inc. [FIS]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for FIS shares is $165.66 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on FIS stock is a recommendation set at 1.80. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Goldman have made an estimate for Fidelity National Information Services Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on July 14, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Argus raised their target price to Buy. The new note on the price target was released on July 14, 2020, representing the official price target for Fidelity National Information Services Inc. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Fidelity National Information Services Inc. is set at 2.94, with the Price to Sales ratio for FIS stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 7.33. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.83, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 6.30. Price to Free Cash Flow for FIS in the course of the last twelve months was 42.88 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.70.

Trading performance analysis for FIS stock

Fidelity National Information Services Inc. [FIS] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -1.22. With this latest performance, FIS shares gained by 3.40% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -5.91% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 11.11% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for FIS stock in for the last two-week period is set at 53.61, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 53.07, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 55.77 for Fidelity National Information Services Inc. [FIS]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 140.22, while it was recorded at 145.20 for the last single week of trading, and 136.33 for the last 200 days.

Fidelity National Information Services Inc. [FIS]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Fidelity National Information Services Inc. [FIS] shares currently have an operating margin of +17.03 and a Gross Margin at +36.03. Fidelity National Information Services Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +2.88.

Return on Total Capital for FIS is now 3.94, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 0.69. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 1.00, with Return on Assets sitting at 0.55. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Fidelity National Information Services Inc. [FIS] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 42.04. Additionally, FIS Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 29.60, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 24.80. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 35.79, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 25.20.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Fidelity National Information Services Inc. [FIS] managed to generate an average of $5,418 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 3.23 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.19.Fidelity National Information Services Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.70 and a Current Ratio set at 0.70.

Fidelity National Information Services Inc. [FIS]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Fidelity National Information Services Inc. posted 1.43/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 1.35/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 5.90%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for FIS. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Fidelity National Information Services Inc. go to 12.54%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Fidelity National Information Services Inc. [FIS]

There are presently around $83,501 million, or 92.50% of FIS stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of FIS stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 50,012,326, which is approximately 2.656% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 41,582,253 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $6.04 billion in FIS stocks shares; and PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/, currently with $5.86 billion in FIS stock with ownership of nearly -3.032% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Fidelity National Information Services Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 554 institutional holders increased their position in Fidelity National Information Services Inc. [NYSE:FIS] by around 50,144,877 shares. Additionally, 523 investors decreased positions by around 43,382,305 shares, while 149 investors held positions by with 481,550,729 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 575,077,911 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. FIS stock had 118 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,793,958 shares, while 96 institutional investors sold positions of 2,631,047 shares during the same period.

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