Headlines about Kennedy-Wilson (NYSE:KW) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Kennedy-Wilson earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.6493328390206 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Kennedy-Wilson (NYSE:KW) opened at $17.25 on Monday. The stock has a market cap of $2,612.41, a P/E ratio of 132.70 and a beta of 1.38. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.35, a quick ratio of 2.74 and a current ratio of 2.74. Kennedy-Wilson has a 1-year low of $17.05 and a 1-year high of $22.65.

Kennedy-Wilson (NYSE:KW) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The financial services provider reported ($0.08) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.23) by $0.15. The company had revenue of $277.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $177.89 million. Kennedy-Wilson had a net margin of 1.94% and a return on equity of 2.04%. Kennedy-Wilson’s revenue was up 59.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted ($0.03) earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Kennedy-Wilson will post 0.35 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, January 4th. Investors of record on Friday, December 29th were issued a dividend of $0.19 per share. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.41%. This is a positive change from Kennedy-Wilson’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.17. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 28th. Kennedy-Wilson’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 584.66%.

KW has been the topic of a number of research reports. BTIG Research reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 target price on shares of Kennedy-Wilson in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. Deutsche Bank reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $23.00 target price on shares of Kennedy-Wilson in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of Kennedy-Wilson from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Kennedy-Wilson has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $28.33.

In other Kennedy-Wilson news, Director Stanley R. Zax acquired 50,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 30th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $19.18 per share, with a total value of $959,000.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 300,300 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,759,754. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Company insiders own 17.07% of the company’s stock.

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Kennedy-Wilson Company Profile

Kennedy-Wilson Holdings, Inc is a real estate investment company. The Company owns, operates, and invests in real estate both on its own and through its investment management platform. The Company focuses on multifamily and commercial properties located in the Western United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Italy and Japan.

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