Kearny Financial (NASDAQ:KRNY) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Shows

Media headlines about Kearny Financial (NASDAQ:KRNY) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Kearny Financial earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the savings and loans company an impact score of 46.8416561189287 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Shares of NASDAQ:KRNY traded down $0.10 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $13.05. 504,535 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 497,345. The company has a quick ratio of 1.10, a current ratio of 1.10 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81. Kearny Financial has a 12-month low of $12.75 and a 12-month high of $15.63. The stock has a market cap of $1,028.90, a price-to-earnings ratio of 56.74 and a beta of 0.53.

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Kearny Financial (NASDAQ:KRNY) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 30th. The savings and loans company reported $0.06 EPS for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.06. Kearny Financial had a return on equity of 1.80% and a net margin of 9.40%. The firm had revenue of $30.10 million for the quarter.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, March 21st. Investors of record on Wednesday, March 7th were paid a dividend of $0.03 per share. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, March 6th. This represents a $0.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.92%.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on KRNY shares. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “sell” rating and issued a $14.00 target price on shares of Kearny Financial in a report on Friday, December 22nd. BidaskClub downgraded Kearny Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, January 6th.

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About Kearny Financial

Kearny Bank is principally engaged in the business of attracting deposits from the general public at its 41 locations in New Jersey and using these deposits, together with other funds, to originate or purchase loans for its portfolio and invest in securities. Loans originated or purchased by the Bank generally include loans collateralized by residential and commercial real estate augmented by secured and unsecured loans to businesses and consumers.

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