Media stories about FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial (NYSE:FNF) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.39 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.3079022653546 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial (FNF) traded down $0.19 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $38.28. 2,090,000 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,590,000. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17, a quick ratio of 0.85 and a current ratio of 3.01. The stock has a market cap of $10,530.00, a PE ratio of -546.86 and a beta of 0.61. FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial has a one year low of $29.13 and a one year high of $41.99.

FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial (NYSE:FNF) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, January 30th. The financial services provider reported $0.60 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.60. The business had revenue of $1.98 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.91 billion. FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial had a net margin of 8.13% and a return on equity of 11.72%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 8.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.71 earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial will post 2.69 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 30th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 16th will be issued a $0.27 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 15th. This represents a $1.08 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.82%. FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -1,885.71%.

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on FNF. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $45.00 price target for the company in a research report on Tuesday, January 30th. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “buy” rating and set a $44.00 price target on shares of FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial in a research report on Monday, December 18th. Stephens reissued a “buy” rating and set a $46.00 price target on shares of FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. ValuEngine raised shares of FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Finally, Barclays set a $46.00 price target on shares of FNF Group of Fidelity National Financial and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, January 12th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $44.14.

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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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