Buy, Sell? What To Make Of It All? Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (FIS), Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (STWD)

Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (NYSE:FIS) rose 0.12% this week, a trend that has led to both investors and traders taking note of the stock. Over the past one year, the equity price has embarked on a rally that has seen it rise 17.64% and is now up by 6.39% since start of this year. A look at its monthly performance shows that the stock has recorded a 5.08% gain over the past 30 days. Its equity price climbed by 1.64% over the past three months which led to its overall six-month increase to stand at 2.01%.

The shares of Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (FIS) dropped by -1.56% or -$1.73 from its last recorded high of $110.83 which it attained on September 21 to close at $109.1 per share. Over the past 52 weeks, the shares of Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. has been trading as low as $92.12 before witnessing a massive surge by 18.43% or $16.98. This price movement has led to the FIS stock receiving more attention and has become one to watch out for. It jumped by 0.09% on Monday and this got the market excited. The stock’s beta now stands at 0.74 and when compared to its 200-day moving average and its 50-day moving average, FIS price stands 3.59% above and 4.63% above respectively. Its average daily volatility for this week is 1.06% which is less than the 1.48% recorded over the past month.

Experts from research firms are bullish about the near-term performance of Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. with most of them predicting a $121 price target on a short-term (12 months) basis. The average price target by the analysts will see a 10.91% rise in the stock and would lead to FIS’s market cap to surge to $39.51B. The stock has been rated an average 1.8, which roughly stands towards the bullish end of the spectrum. Reuters looked into the 20 analysts that track Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (NYSE:FIS) and find out that 4 of them rated it as a Hold. 16 of the 16 analysts rated it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 0 advised investors to desist from buying the stock or sell it if they already possess it.

A look at FIS technical analysis shows that its 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) is in a neutral zone after reaching 60.46 point. Its trading volume has added 55212 shares compared to readings over the past three months as it recently exchanged 1545212 shares. This means there is improved activity from short-term traders as per session, its average trading volume is 1490000 shares, and this is 1.04 times the normal volume.

The price of Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:STWD) currently stands at $22.15 after it went up by $0.02 or 0.09% and has found a strong support at $22.04 a share. If the STWD price drops below that critical support, then it would lead to a bearish trend. In the short-term, a dip below the $21.94 mark would also be bad for the stock as it means that the stock would plunge by 0.95% from its current position. However, if the stock price is able to trade above the resistance point around $22.22, then it could likely surge higher to try and break the upward resistance which stands at $22.3 a share. Its average daily volatility over the past one month stands at 1.16%. The stock has plunged by 0.63% from its 52-weeks high of $22.01 which it reached on Feb. 08, 2018. In general, it is 13.5% above its 52-weeks lowest point which stands at $19.16 and this setback was observed on Dec. 24, 2018.

Analysts have predicted a price target for Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (STWD) for 1 year and it stands at an average $23.75/share. This means that it would likely increase by 7.22% from its current position. The current price of the stock has been moving between $22.01 and $22.19. Some brokerage firms have a lower target for the stock than the average, with one of them setting a price target as low as $22.5. On the other hand, one analyst is super bullish about the price, setting a target as high as $25.

Analysts view Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:STWD) as a Hold, with 2.1 consensus rating. Reuters surveyed 8 analysts that follow STWD and found that 1 of those analysts rated the stock as a Hold. The remaining 7 were divided, with 7 analyst rating it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 0 analysts advised investors to desist from buying Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (STWD) shares or sell it if they already own it.