Exane BNP Paribas slashes price target on Fidelity National Information Services Inc. [FIS] – find out why.


Fidelity National Information Services Inc. [NYSE: FIS] traded at a low on 01/12/22, posting a -0.03 loss after which it closed the day’ session at $117.51. The company report on January 11, 2022 that FIS to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year Earnings on February 15, 2022.

FIS® (NYSE: FIS), a global leader in financial services technology, will announce fourth quarter and full year 2021 financial results on Tues., Feb. 15, 2022, prior to market open.

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The company will sponsor a live webcast of its earnings conference call with the investment community beginning at 8:30 a.m. (EST) the same day. To access the webcast, go to the Investor Relations section of FIS’ homepage, www.fisglobal.com. A replay will be available after the conclusion of the live webcast.

The results of the trading session contributed to over 3036365 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of Fidelity National Information Services Inc. stands at 2.94% while the volatility over the past one month is 2.76%.

The market cap for FIS stock reached $70.95 billion, with 613.00 million shares outstanding and 604.40 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 4.32M shares, FIS reached a trading volume of 3036365 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say 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 $148.63 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 1.90. 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.

Exane BNP Paribas have made an estimate for Fidelity National Information Services Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on January 10, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Loop Capital raised their target price to Buy. The new note on the price target was released on December 14, 2021, 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 3.17, with the Price to Sales ratio for FIS stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 5.25. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.53, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 8.22. Price to Free Cash Flow for FIS in the course of the last twelve months was 18.18 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.80.

How has FIS stock performed recently?

Fidelity National Information Services Inc. [FIS] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 0.84. With this latest performance, FIS shares gained by 12.18% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -20.92% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -10.26% 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 65.07, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 71.35, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 59.72 for Fidelity National Information Services Inc. [FIS]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 110.46, while it was recorded at 117.14 for the last single week of trading, and 131.21 for the last 200 days.

Fidelity National Information Services Inc. [FIS]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

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 +12.32 and a Gross Margin at +33.49. Fidelity National Information Services Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +1.26.

Return on Total Capital for FIS is now 2.20, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 0.24. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 0.32, with Return on Assets sitting at 0.19. 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 41.83. Additionally, FIS Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 29.49, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 24.59. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 33.27, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 23.46.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Fidelity National Information Services Inc. [FIS] managed to generate an average of $2,548 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 2.86 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.15.Fidelity National Information Services Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.80 and a Current Ratio set at 0.80.

Earnings analysis for Fidelity National Information Services Inc. [FIS]

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 15.04%.

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Insider trade positions for Fidelity National Information Services Inc. [FIS]

There are presently around $64,230 million, or 91.70% of FIS stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of FIS stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 52,872,604, which is approximately 3.833% of the company’s market cap and around 0.20% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 48,868,302 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $5.74 billion in FIS stocks shares; and CAPITAL INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS, currently with $3.58 billion in FIS stock with ownership of nearly 20.6% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Fidelity National Information Services Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of February and at the time of the February reporting period, where 521 institutional holders increased their position in Fidelity National Information Services Inc. [NYSE:FIS] by around 42,276,176 shares. Additionally, 496 investors decreased positions by around 49,148,586 shares, while 165 investors held positions by with 455,167,311 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 546,592,073 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. FIS stock had 83 new institutional investments in for a total of 5,970,341 shares, while 100 institutional investors sold positions of 9,734,779 shares during the same period.