Black Knight (BKI) Receiving Positive Press Coverage, Analysis Finds

News stories about Black Knight (NYSE:BKI) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. 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 -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Black Knight earned a news impact score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 46.018199541334 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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BKI opened at $49.00 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $7,356.66, a P/E ratio of 37.12, a P/E/G ratio of 1.91 and a beta of 0.86. Black Knight has a 12 month low of $37.42 and a 12 month high of $53.00. The company has a quick ratio of 1.21, a current ratio of 1.21 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81.

Black Knight (NYSE:BKI) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 7th. The company reported $0.35 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $268.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $270.08 million. Black Knight had a return on equity of 11.32% and a net margin of 17.14%. analysts anticipate that Black Knight will post 1.71 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on BKI. Barclays cut their price objective on Black Knight from $54.00 to $53.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, February 8th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Black Knight from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $51.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. Wedbush restated a “neutral” rating and set a $50.00 price objective on shares of Black Knight in a research report on Wednesday, January 31st. Bank of America cut their price objective on Black Knight from $57.00 to $54.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, February 8th. Finally, William Blair restated an “outperform” rating on shares of Black Knight in a research report on Wednesday, February 7th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the stock. Black Knight has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $51.00.

In related news, Director H. Lee Equity Fund Vi Thomas sold 7,000,000 shares of Black Knight stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $48.63, for a total value of $340,410,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Company insiders own 5.00% of the company’s stock.

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Black Knight Company Profile

Black Knight, Inc provides software, data, and analytics solutions to the mortgage and consumer loan, real estate, and capital market verticals primarily in the United States. It operates through two segments, Software Solutions, and Data and Analytics. The Software Solutions segment offers software and hosting solutions, including LoanSphere mortgage servicing platform, a software as a service application that automates loan servicing to the secondary mortgage market and investor reporting; and LoanSphere Bankruptcy and LoanSphere Foreclosure solutions, which are Web-based workflow information systems for managing and automating a range of workflow processes involving non-performing loans.

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