News articles about Black Knight Financial Services (NYSE:BKFS) have trended positive on Thursday, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Black Knight Financial Services earned a news sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the technology company an impact score of 45.9764515695095 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Black Knight Financial Services (NYSE:BKFS) opened at 43.05 on Thursday. The company has a 50 day moving average of $43.96 and a 200 day moving average of $43.96. The company has a market capitalization of $2.88 billion, a PE ratio of 75.93 and a beta of 0.74. Black Knight Financial Services has a 1-year low of $34.00 and a 1-year high of $45.25.

Black Knight Financial Services (NYSE:BKFS) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, July 19th. The technology company reported $0.33 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.33. Black Knight Financial Services had a return on equity of 8.29% and a net margin of 3.96%. The company had revenue of $263.40 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $265.24 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.29 earnings per share. Black Knight Financial Services’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.3% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Black Knight Financial Services will post $1.38 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several brokerages have recently weighed in on BKFS. BidaskClub raised shares of Black Knight Financial Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 18th. Bank of America Corporation raised their price target on shares of Black Knight Financial Services from $45.00 to $47.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 20th. Knight Equity reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Black Knight Financial Services in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Black Knight Financial Services from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Finally, William Blair began coverage on shares of Black Knight Financial Services in a research note on Wednesday, September 13th. They set an “outperform” rating for the company. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $46.50.

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In other news, CEO Thomas J. Sanzone sold 30,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.75, for a total transaction of $1,252,500.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 871,990 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $36,405,582.50. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. 30.78% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Black Knight Financial Services Company Profile

Black Knight Financial Services, Inc is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, 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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