Shares of Black Knight Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:BKI) have been assigned a consensus broker rating score of 1.36 (Strong Buy) from the eleven analysts that cover the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and nine have issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. Black Knight Financial Services’ rating score has improved by 9.3% from 90 days ago as a result of various analysts’ upgrades and downgrades.

Analysts have set a 12-month consensus target price of $49.00 for the company and are forecasting that the company will post $0.36 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Black Knight Financial Services an industry rank of 174 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

Several equities analysts have issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Black Knight Financial Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, November 6th. Barclays PLC increased their price objective on shares of Black Knight Financial Services from $43.00 to $45.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. J P Morgan Chase & Co assumed coverage on shares of Black Knight Financial Services in a report on Friday, October 6th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $49.00 price objective on the stock. Bank of America Corporation assumed coverage on shares of Black Knight Financial Services in a report on Thursday, October 5th. They set a “buy” rating and a $47.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $44.00 price objective (up from $42.00) on shares of Black Knight Financial Services in a report on Wednesday, October 4th.

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A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of BKI. Wellington Shields Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Black Knight Financial Services in the third quarter valued at about $202,000. Venturi Wealth Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Black Knight Financial Services in the third quarter valued at about $1,572,000. Finally, Elk Creek Partners LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Black Knight Financial Services in the third quarter valued at about $4,080,000. 45.09% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Black Knight Financial Services (NYSE BKI) traded up $0.30 on Tuesday, reaching $46.15. 501,700 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 416,585. The company has a current ratio of 1.88, a quick ratio of 1.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.90. The stock has a market capitalization of $7,036.55, a P/E ratio of 36.98, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.57 and a beta of 0.75. Black Knight Financial Services has a fifty-two week low of $34.00 and a fifty-two week high of $47.55.

About Black Knight Financial Services

Black Knight, Inc 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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