Media stories about Black Knight (NYSE:BKFS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Black Knight earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the technology company an impact score of 46.5402915719405 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Shares of Black Knight (BKFS) traded down $0.55 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $43.05. 770,100 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 256,133. Black Knight has a 52-week low of $34.00 and a 52-week high of $45.25. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.78, a current ratio of 1.78 and a quick ratio of 1.78.
A number of research analysts recently issued reports on BKFS shares. BidaskClub cut shares of Black Knight from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. William Blair initiated coverage on shares of Black Knight in a research note on Wednesday, September 13th. They set an “outperform” rating for the company. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Black Knight from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $46.50.
In other news, CEO Thomas J. Sanzone sold 30,000 shares of Black Knight stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $44.19, for a total value of $1,325,700.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 871,990 shares in the company, valued at $38,533,238.10. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Insiders own 30.78% of the company’s stock.
Black Knight Company Profile
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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