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Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (FNF) Shares Sold by PR Herzig & Co. Inc

13 August 2017, 04:22 | Kelvin Horton

BTIG Research upgraded the shares of AMBC in report on Thursday, March 2 to "Buy" rating.

COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: "Fidelity National Financial, Inc". Finally, Barclays PLC raised their price target on Fidelity National Financial from $48.00 to $49.00 and gave the company an "overweight" rating in a report on Monday, July 3rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The shares were bought at an average price of $16.45 per share, for a total transaction of $123,375.00.

Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Fidelity National Financial, Inc. $6.94 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $28.14 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $21.20 million out of the stock. Accern also gave media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.0657223071034 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days.

The stock is trading at $19.66 well above $18.62, the stock's 50 day moving average and just above the 200 day moving average of $19.05. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.10 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.83 and a beta of 0.79. (AMBC) on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $7.1 million. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to $1.54 per share. The business had revenue of $172.85 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $127.75 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.74 earnings per share. Equities analysts forecast that Ambac Financial Group will post $0.70 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 15th will be issued a $0.25 dividend. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.12%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 14th. Fidelity National Financial's payout ratio is 43.67%.

In related news, insider Brent B. Bickett sold 58,896 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 28th. The total value of its holdings decreased 66.7%. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief executive officer now owns 25,400 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $417,830. (NYSE:FNF) during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company had a trading volume of 519,456 shares. Volume was up 0.97% over the stocks average daily volume.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. The insider Friedman Michael A sold 5,000 shares worth $625,000. EJF Capital LLC increased its stake in Ambac Financial Group by 71.0% in the first quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 74,932 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $1,686,000 after buying an additional 1,909 shares during the period. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 3,467 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $155,000 after buying an additional 131 shares during the last quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue acquired a new position in shares of Fidelity National Financial during the first quarter valued at $672,000. Harris Associates L P now owns 13,306,977 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $518,174,000 after buying an additional 181,700 shares during the last quarter. The hedge fund run by Steven Tananbaum held 212,244 shares of the finance company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $4.78 million, up from 104,652 at the end of the previous reported quarter.

As of the end of the quarter Goldman Sachs Group Inc had disposed of 900 shares trimming its position 4.2%. The Company is a provider of title insurance, technology and transaction services to the real estate and mortgage industries. FNF operates in four segments: Fidelity National Title Group, Remy, Restaurant Group and Corporate and Other.

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