Moody's and Fidelity National Under StockCall's Microscope: Business Services Announce Good Quarterly Results

26 Feb, 2013, 08:00 ET from

LONDON, February 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Business intelligence sector is looking up and expects higher volume of business activities. Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (NYSE: FIS) reported higher dividend and provided rosy outlook for its fiscal year. The company also bought mFoundry to augment its services portfolio. Moody's Corp. (NYSE: MCO) also reported better-than-expected results for its fourth quarter. It also increased it shares repurchase program. The company also managed to side step DOJ's lawsuit against credit rating agencies. Currently, DoJ has case filed against S&P and it is mulling implicating Moody's as well. StockCall has released full comprehensive research on Moody's and Fidelity National and these free technical analyses can be downloaded by signing up at

Fidelity National Information Services Inc. Buys mFoundry

Fidelity National Information Services Inc. reported its quarterly results and announced 10 percent increase in its quarterly dividend. The company announced its quarter EPS at 46 cents per share, up from 39 cents per share it had earned for the previous year quarter. However, it lagged behind consensus estimate of 69 cents per share. The revenue for the quarter increased 3 percent and lagged slightly behind Wall Street expectation of $1.51 billion by posting $1.5 billion figure. Register today and access the free research on Fidelity National Information Services Inc. at  

The stock is up 19 percent in the past 12 months and is expected to perform well as the company provided robust outlook for its fiscal year. The company expects its 2013 earnings to increase by 11 to 15 percent and to be in the range of $2.77 and $2.87 per share. Its revenue is likely to be in the range of $6.04 billion and $6.16 billion.

Fidelity National currently sports 2.18 percent dividend yield and it increased its quarterly dividend by 10 percent to 22 cents. The dividend is payable on March 29. The company also recently boosted its operations by purchase mFoundry stake for $120 million. The transaction is expected to close this quarter and provide synergies to the business. The acquisition will help the company in boosting its mobile banking services.

Moody's Corp. Announces Q4 Results

Moody's Corp. recently widened the scope of its shares repurchase program. Its board added another $1 billion worth of authorization to the stock buyback program. The company also still has $677 million left from its previous authorization. Moody's stock grew 25 percent in the past 52 weeks, providing good value to its investors. The company has attracted good institutional interest as well. Berkshire Hathaway has considerable stake in the company as disclosed by its 13F filings. Akre Capital Management also added to its holding in the company during previous quarter. Hedge fund purchase is generally a good sign for a company's stock. Free technical analysis on Moody's Corp. available by signing up at  

Moody's reported its fourth quarter revenue at $754.2 million, up 33 percent from the corresponding quarter of the previous year. It also trampled consensus estimate of $687.1 million. Its quarterly net income stood at 70 cents per share, up from 43 cents per share it had earned for the same quarter of the last year. Moody's expects market conditions to remain favorable and its stock is expected to perform well consequently. For its full year, the company earned $3.05 per share.  

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