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FNF Group (FNF) closed at $35.94 in the latest trading session, marking a -0.19% move from the prior day. This move lagged the S&P 500's daily loss of 0.13%. Meanwhile, the Dow lost 0.15%, and the Nasdaq, a tech-heavy index, added 0.14%.
Prior to today's trading, shares of the provider of title insurance and mortgage services had lost 10.98% over the past month. This has lagged the Finance sector's loss of 4.35% and the S&P 500's loss of 3.32% in that time.
Investors will be hoping for strength from FNF Group as it approaches its next earnings release. In that report, analysts expect FNF Group to post earnings of $1.63 per share. This would mark a year-over-year decline of 20.87%. Meanwhile, our latest consensus estimate is calling for revenue of $3.3 billion, down 14.45% from the prior-year quarter.
FNF's full-year Zacks Consensus Estimates are calling for earnings of $6.07 per share and revenue of $13.34 billion. These results would represent year-over-year changes of -23.16% and -14.73%, respectively.
It is also important to note the recent changes to analyst estimates for FNF Group. These recent revisions tend to reflect the evolving nature of short-term business trends. As a result, we can interpret positive estimate revisions as a good sign for the company's business outlook.
Research indicates that these estimate revisions are directly correlated with near-term share price momentum. To benefit from this, we have developed the Zacks Rank, a proprietary model which takes these estimate changes into account and provides an actionable rating system.
The Zacks Rank system, which ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), has an impressive outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks generating an average annual return of +25% since 1988. The Zacks Consensus EPS estimate has moved 0.41% higher within the past month. FNF Group is holding a Zacks Rank of #5 (Strong Sell) right now.
Investors should also note FNF Group's current valuation metrics, including its Forward P/E ratio of 5.93. Its industry sports an average Forward P/E of 13.26, so we one might conclude that FNF Group is trading at a discount comparatively.
The Insurance - Property and Casualty industry is part of the Finance sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 167, which puts it in the bottom 34% of all 250+ industries.
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