Advisory Research Inc. held its stake in shares of Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE:FNF) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 783,824 shares of the financial services provider’s stock at the end of the 2nd quarter. Advisory Research Inc. owned 0.29% of Fidelity National Financial worth $30,522,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Several other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of FNF. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. grew its stake in shares of Fidelity National Financial by 14.5% in the first quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 8,704 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $339,000 after purchasing an additional 1,104 shares during the last quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. grew its stake in shares of Fidelity National Financial by 3.1% in the first quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 5,772 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $225,000 after purchasing an additional 174 shares during the last quarter. KBC Group NV grew its stake in shares of Fidelity National Financial by 13.3% in the first quarter. KBC Group NV now owns 22,328 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $869,000 after purchasing an additional 2,617 shares during the last quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. grew its stake in shares of Fidelity National Financial by 1,644.4% in the first quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 299,687 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $11,670,000 after purchasing an additional 282,507 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Schroder Investment Management Group grew its stake in shares of Fidelity National Financial by 26.5% in the first quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 90,778 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $3,553,000 after purchasing an additional 19,033 shares during the last quarter. 82.09% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE:FNF) traded down 0.58% during trading on Friday, reaching $34.40. 2,155,497 shares of the company traded hands. The firm has a market capitalization of $9.39 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.00 and a beta of 0.91. Fidelity National Financial, Inc. has a 12-month low of $22.84 and a 12-month high of $35.65. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $34.32 and its 200 day moving average price is $31.82.

Fidelity National Financial (NYSE:FNF) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, July 19th. The financial services provider reported $0.75 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.72 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $2.29 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.14 billion. Fidelity National Financial had a net margin of 7.49% and a return on equity of 10.41%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.74 EPS. Equities research analysts expect that Fidelity National Financial, Inc. will post $2.51 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Monday, October 2nd. Stockholders of record on Monday, October 2nd were paid a dividend of $30.66 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, October 2nd. Fidelity National Financial’s payout ratio is 56.77%.

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In other news, insider Brent B. Bickett sold 80,000 shares of Fidelity National Financial 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 sale, the insider now owns 584,367 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $28,172,333.07. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, EVP Peter T. Sadowski sold 133,215 shares of Fidelity National Financial stock in a transaction dated Thursday, July 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.53, for a total transaction of $6,331,708.95. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 89,575 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,257,499.75. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 214,001 shares of company stock worth $10,226,559 in the last ninety days. Insiders own 5.00% of the company’s stock.

FNF has been the topic of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Fidelity National Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. ValuEngine raised shares of Fidelity National Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $48.00 price objective on shares of Fidelity National Financial in a research note on Friday, July 14th. Finally, Barclays PLC boosted their price objective on shares of Fidelity National Financial from $48.00 to $49.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday, July 3rd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $46.60.

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Fidelity National Financial (NYSE:FNF)

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