Black Knight (BKI) Earning Positive Media Coverage, Study Shows

Media headlines about Black Knight (NYSE:BKI) have been trending positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Black Knight earned a media sentiment score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 45.7114959265895 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of Black Knight stock traded down $0.15 on Friday, hitting $47.65. 486,584 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 913,235. The stock has a market capitalization of $7,176.50, a price-to-earnings ratio of 36.10, a PEG ratio of 1.87 and a beta of 0.86. Black Knight has a one year low of $37.42 and a one year high of $53.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81, a quick ratio of 1.21 and a current ratio of 1.21.

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Black Knight (NYSE:BKI) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, February 7th. The company reported $0.35 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $268.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $270.08 million. Black Knight had a net margin of 17.14% and a return on equity of 11.32%. research analysts forecast that Black Knight will post 1.71 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several research analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Black Knight from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Barclays reduced their price objective on Black Knight from $54.00 to $53.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Wedbush reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $50.00 price objective on shares of Black Knight in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. Oppenheimer raised Black Knight from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, January 4th. Finally, Knight Equity raised Black Knight from a “market perform” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their price objective for the stock from $42.00 to $52.00 in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $51.00.

In other Black Knight news, Director H. Lee Equity Fund Vi Thomas sold 6,000,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $46.41, for a total transaction of $278,460,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Insiders own 5.00% of the company’s stock.

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Black Knight Company Profile

Black Knight, Inc provides software, data, and analytics solutions to the mortgage and consumer loan, real estate, and capital market verticals primarily in the United States. It operates through two segments, Software Solutions, and Data and Analytics. The Software Solutions segment offers software and hosting solutions, including LoanSphere mortgage servicing platform, a software as a service application that automates loan servicing to the secondary mortgage market and investor reporting; and LoanSphere Bankruptcy and LoanSphere Foreclosure solutions, which are Web-based workflow information systems for managing and automating a range of workflow processes involving non-performing loans.

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