News articles about KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) have trended positive on Saturday, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 6,000 news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. KeyCorp earned a daily sentiment score of 2.17 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave media coverage about the financial services provider an news buzz score of 8 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is very likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted KeyCorp’s analysis:

NYSE KEY traded up $0.15 during trading on Friday, reaching $18.89. 13,575,744 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 15,895,613. The stock has a market cap of $19.35 billion, a P/E ratio of 13.89, a P/E/G ratio of 0.69 and a beta of 1.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.01, a quick ratio of 0.88 and a current ratio of 0.89. KeyCorp has a fifty-two week low of $16.48 and a fifty-two week high of $22.40.

KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 18th. The financial services provider reported $0.45 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $1.60 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.64 billion. KeyCorp had a net margin of 21.47% and a return on equity of 12.56%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.32 earnings per share. Analysts predict that KeyCorp will post 1.73 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on KEY shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of KeyCorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 22nd. Jefferies Financial Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 price target on shares of KeyCorp in a research note on Friday, July 13th. Wedbush set a $23.00 price target on shares of KeyCorp and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 13th. Standpoint Research raised shares of KeyCorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, October 12th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets dropped their price target on shares of KeyCorp from $24.00 to $21.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, October 19th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and eighteen have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $23.39.

In related news, insider Donald R. Kimble purchased 5,000 shares of KeyCorp stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 2nd. The stock was bought at an average price of $18.55 per share, for a total transaction of $92,750.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the insider now directly owns 253,847 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,708,861.85. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Chairman Beth E. Mooney purchased 10,000 shares of KeyCorp stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 1st. The stock was bought at an average price of $18.26 per share, with a total value of $182,600.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 0.65% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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KeyCorp Company Profile

KeyCorp operates as the holding company for KeyBank National Association that provides various retail and commercial banking services in the United States. The company's Key Community Bank segment offers various deposit and investment products, personal finance services, residential mortgages, home equity loans, credit cards, and installment loans, as well as personal property and casualty insurance, such as home, auto, renters, watercraft, and umbrella insurance for individuals.

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