Media coverage about Kennedy-Wilson (NYSE:KW) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Kennedy-Wilson earned a coverage optimism score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.6497691328963 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Kennedy-Wilson (KW) traded down $0.10 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $17.65. 1,036,106 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,301,008. Kennedy-Wilson has a 1-year low of $17.15 and a 1-year high of $22.65. The company has a quick ratio of 2.74, a current ratio of 2.74 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.35. The firm has a market cap of $2,688.13, a price-to-earnings ratio of 135.78 and a beta of 1.38.
Kennedy-Wilson (NYSE:KW) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The financial services provider reported ($0.08) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.23) by $0.15. Kennedy-Wilson had a net margin of 1.94% and a return on equity of 2.04%. The business had revenue of $277.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $177.89 million. During the same period last year, the business posted ($0.03) EPS. Kennedy-Wilson’s revenue was up 59.0% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts anticipate that Kennedy-Wilson will post 0.35 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, January 4th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 29th were issued a $0.19 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 28th. This is an increase from Kennedy-Wilson’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.17. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.31%. Kennedy-Wilson’s dividend payout ratio is 584.66%.
Several brokerages recently commented on KW. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Kennedy-Wilson from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Deutsche Bank reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $23.00 target price on shares of Kennedy-Wilson in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Finally, BTIG Research reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $33.00 target price on shares of Kennedy-Wilson in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. Kennedy-Wilson currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $28.33.
In other Kennedy-Wilson news, Director Stanley R. Zax acquired 50,000 shares of Kennedy-Wilson stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 30th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $19.18 per share, with a total value of $959,000.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 300,300 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $5,759,754. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. 17.07% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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Kennedy-Wilson Holdings, Inc is a real estate investment company. The Company owns, operates, and invests in real estate both on its own and through its investment management platform. The Company focuses on multifamily and commercial properties located in the Western United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Italy and Japan.
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