Is a Correction Looming Ahead for First American Financial Corporation (FAF)

First American Financial Corporation (NYSE:FAF) went up by 1.04% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $66.78. The company’s stock price has collected -0.55% of loss in the last five trading sessions.

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Is It Worth Investing in First American Financial Corporation (NYSE :FAF) Right Now?

First American Financial Corporation (NYSE:FAF) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 9.25 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for FAF is at 1.05. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 4 analysts out of 6 who provided ratings for First American Financial Corporation declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 2 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

The average price from analysts is $62.40, which is $9.85 above the current price. FAF currently public float of 108.03M and currently shorts hold a 1.79% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of FAF was 765.27K shares.

FAF’s Market Performance

FAF stocks went down by -0.55% for the week, with a monthly jump of 1.78% and a quarterly performance of 2.48%, while its annual performance rate touched -9.02%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.39% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.36% for First American Financial Corporation. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 0.56% for FAF stocks with a simple moving average of -0.89% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of FAF

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for FAF stocks, with Stephens repeating the rating for FAF by listing it as a “Equal-Weight.” The predicted price for FAF in the upcoming period, according to Stephens is $48 based on the research report published on April 20th of the current year 2020.

Keefe Bruyette, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see FAF reach a price target of $57. The rating they have provided for FAF stocks is “Outperform” according to the report published on April 8th, 2020.

Compass Point gave a rating of “ Buy” to FAF, setting the target price at $74 in the report published on March 5th of the current year.

FAF Trading at 0.69% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought FAF to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -21.31% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.36%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.39%, as shares surge +2.20% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +11.93% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, FAF fell by -0.55%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -17.40% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $52.31. In addition, First American Financial Corporation saw -9.89% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at FAF starting from DEGIORGIO KENNETH D, who sold 30,000 shares at the price of $65.90 back on Mar 06. After this action, DEGIORGIO KENNETH D now owns 372,863 shares of First American Financial Corporation, valued at $1,977,000 using the latest closing price.

Seaton Mark Edward, the EVP & Chief Financial Officer of First American Financial Corporation, sold 8,069 shares at $61.93 during a trade that took place back on Nov 01, which means that Seaton Mark Edward is holding 128,255 shares at $499,673 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for FAF

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +15.32 for the present operating margin

The net margin for First American Financial Corporation stands at +11.41. The total capital return value is set at 17.40, while invested capital returns managed to touch 13.28. Equity return is now at value 14.70, with 5.50 for asset returns.

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Based on First American Financial Corporation (FAF), the company’s capital structure generated 45.56 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 31.30.

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