News headlines about Black Knight Financial Services (NYSE:BKFS) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Black Knight Financial Services earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 44.9412361350464 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Black Knight Financial Services (BKFS) opened at 43.05 on Tuesday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $43.81 and a 200-day moving average of $43.81. The company has a market capitalization of $2.88 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 75.93 and a beta of 0.74. Black Knight Financial Services has a 52-week low of $34.00 and a 52-week high of $45.25.
Black Knight Financial Services (NYSE:BKFS) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, July 19th. The technology company reported $0.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.33. The company had revenue of $263.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $265.24 million. Black Knight Financial Services had a net margin of 11.14% and a return on equity of 3.77%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 2.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.29 EPS. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Black Knight Financial Services will post $1.38 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
A number of research analysts have weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of Black Knight Financial Services from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, July 1st. Wells Fargo & Company reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $47.00 price target (up from $43.50) on shares of Black Knight Financial Services in a research report on Friday, July 21st. Sidoti reissued an “overweight” rating and set a $48.00 price target (up from $45.00) on shares of Black Knight Financial Services in a research report on Friday, July 21st. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Black Knight Financial Services from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Finally, William Blair initiated coverage on shares of Black Knight Financial Services in a research report on Wednesday, September 13th. They set an “outperform” rating on the stock. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $46.50.
In other news, CEO Thomas J. Sanzone sold 30,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.19, for a total transaction of $1,325,700.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 871,990 shares in the company, valued at approximately $38,533,238.10. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 30.78% of the company’s stock.
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Black Knight Financial Services Company Profile
Black Knight Financial Services, Inc is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides integrated technology, workflow automation, and data and analytics to the mortgage and real estate industries. The Company’s segments include Technology, and Data and Analytics. The Company’s Technology segment offers software and hosting solutions that support loan servicing, loan origination and settlement services.
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