Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in Black Knight Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:BKFS) by 77.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 88,305 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 38,434 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned approximately 0.13% of Black Knight Financial Services worth $3,382,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of BKFS. Geode Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in Black Knight Financial Services by 3.2% in the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 179,819 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $6,887,000 after buying an additional 5,548 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in Black Knight Financial Services by 2.9% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,869,170 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $71,588,000 after buying an additional 52,750 shares during the period. Menta Capital LLC purchased a new stake in Black Knight Financial Services during the first quarter valued at $237,000. Loomis Sayles & Co. L P boosted its stake in Black Knight Financial Services by 18.2% in the first quarter. Loomis Sayles & Co. L P now owns 107,109 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $4,102,000 after buying an additional 16,502 shares during the period. Finally, Columbia Wanger Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in Black Knight Financial Services during the first quarter valued at $25,557,000. Institutional investors own 99.88% of the company’s stock.

Black Knight Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE BKFS) traded up 1.08% during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $42.10. 37,635 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. Black Knight Financial Services, Inc. has a 12-month low of $34.00 and a 12-month high of $43.70. The company has a market cap of $2.82 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 74.25 and a beta of 0.75. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $41.96 and a 200 day moving average price of $39.83.

Black Knight Financial Services (NYSE:BKFS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 19th. The technology company reported $0.33 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.33. The firm had revenue of $263.40 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $265.24 million. Black Knight Financial Services had a return on equity of 8.29% and a net margin of 3.96%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 2.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.29 earnings per share. On average, analysts expect that Black Knight Financial Services, Inc. will post $1.37 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Several research firms have recently weighed in on BKFS. BidaskClub cut shares of Black Knight Financial Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Black Knight Financial Services from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Wells Fargo & Co reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $47.00 price objective (up from $43.50) on shares of Black Knight Financial Services in a research report on Friday, July 21st. Sidoti reiterated an “overweight” rating and set a $48.00 price objective (up from $45.00) on shares of Black Knight Financial Services in a research report on Friday, July 21st. Finally, Bank of America Corporation increased their price objective on shares of Black Knight Financial Services from $45.00 to $47.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 20th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $46.00.

In related news, CEO Thomas J. Sanzone sold 30,000 shares of Black Knight Financial Services stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.75, for a total value of $1,252,500.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 871,990 shares in the company, valued at $36,405,582.50. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Insiders own 30.91% of the company’s stock.

About Black Knight Financial Services

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Black Knight Financial Services (NYSE:BKFS)

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