News coverage about Kearny Financial (NASDAQ:KRNY) has been trending somewhat positive on Friday, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Kearny Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the savings and loans company an impact score of 44.0848813529637 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Shares of Kearny Financial (NASDAQ:KRNY) opened at $14.70 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $1,186.91, a price-to-earnings ratio of 63.70 and a beta of 0.56. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80, a current ratio of 1.11 and a quick ratio of 1.11. Kearny Financial has a one year low of $13.35 and a one year high of $15.95.

Kearny Financial (NASDAQ:KRNY) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 30th. The savings and loans company reported $0.07 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.05 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $29.90 million during the quarter. Kearny Financial had a net margin of 12.31% and a return on equity of 1.79%.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, December 20th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, December 6th were paid a $0.03 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, December 5th. This represents a $0.12 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.82%. Kearny Financial’s dividend payout ratio is currently 52.17%.

In other Kearny Financial news, Director Theodore J. Aanensen sold 3,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $14.49, for a total transaction of $50,715.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Matthew T. Mcclane sold 13,804 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $14.42, for a total transaction of $199,053.68. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 19,804 shares of company stock valued at $286,334 in the last quarter. 3.78% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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Kearny Financial Company Profile

Kearny Bank is principally engaged in the business of attracting deposits from the general public at its 41 locations in New Jersey and using these deposits, together with other funds, to originate or purchase loans for its portfolio and invest in securities. Loans originated or purchased by the Bank generally include loans collateralized by residential and commercial real estate augmented by secured and unsecured loans to businesses and consumers.

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