Kennedy-Wilson (KW) Earns News Impact Score of 0.09

News headlines about Kennedy-Wilson (NYSE:KW) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Kennedy-Wilson earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.3923166604469 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

Shares of Kennedy-Wilson (NYSE:KW) traded up $0.10 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $19.35. The stock had a trading volume of 1,297,548 shares, compared to its average volume of 797,693. Kennedy-Wilson has a 52 week low of $17.95 and a 52 week 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 stock has a market capitalization of $2,915.30, a price-to-earnings ratio of 45.83, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 6.88 and a beta of 1.37.

Kennedy-Wilson (NYSE:KW) last released its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The financial services provider reported ($0.08) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.23) by $0.15. Kennedy-Wilson had a return on equity of 2.04% and a net margin of 1.94%. The company had revenue of $277.20 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $177.89 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted ($0.03) EPS. Kennedy-Wilson’s quarterly revenue was up 59.0% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that Kennedy-Wilson will post 0.35 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 4th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be given a $0.19 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 28th. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.93%. This is an increase from Kennedy-Wilson’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.17. Kennedy-Wilson’s payout ratio is presently 523.12%.

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on KW shares. BTIG Research reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 target price on shares of Kennedy-Wilson in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Deutsche Bank reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $23.00 price objective on shares of Kennedy-Wilson in a report on Monday, October 30th. ValuEngine lowered Kennedy-Wilson from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Kennedy-Wilson from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Kennedy-Wilson presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $28.33.

In related news, Director Stanley R. Zax acquired 50,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 30th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $19.18 per share, for a total transaction of $959,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 300,300 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,759,754. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Insiders own 17.07% of the company’s stock.

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About Kennedy-Wilson

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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