The Jacksonville, Florida-based Fidelity National Financial Inc (NYSE:FNF) decided to acquire J. Alexander’s Corporation (NASDAQ:JAX) to increase a bet on United States restaurants and take its dining business public.
Fidelity National, the biggest United States title insurer, reported in a statement that shareholders of J. Alexander’s may elect to get $12 in cash a share, evaluated against the June 22 ending price of $9.90, in a contract that worth’s the target corporation at almost $72 million.
J. Alexander’s investors may also opt to take a mixture of cash and stock in the insurer’s restaurant subsidiary, to be called American Blue Ribbon Holdings Inc and listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market or another stock exchange.
Shifting readers focus to broader market, let’s consider market performance of other stocks that significantly affect same sector. Stewart Information Services Corp (NYSE:STC) fell -0.88% to settle at $14.58, First American Financial Corp (NYSE:FAF) moved down -3.39% to end at $16.53 while The Allstate Corporation (NYSE:ALL) plunged -1.88% to finish on Monday at $33.44.
Fidelity National Financial Inc (NYSE:FNF) last session volume of 1.19 million shares was lower than its average volume of 1.49 million shares. The stock after opening at $18.82 hit high price of $18.93 and then closed at $18.90 by scoring -0.63%.
FNF generated revenue of 4.90 billion in the following twelve months and earned $313.30 million. The Company showed a positive 6.13% in the net profit margin and as well as in its operating margin which remained 9.05%. Company’s annual sales growth for the past five year was -12.50%.
The FNF past twelve months price to sales ratio was 0.86 and price to cash ratio remained 5.78. As far as the returns are concern, the FNF return on equity was recorded as 8.74% and its return on asset stayed at 3.80%.
The stock showed weekly downbeat performance of -2.68% which was maintained for the month at +0.11%. Likewise the positive performance for the quarter was recorded as +7.02% and for the year was +26.42% while the YTD performance remained at +20.46%.
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