News articles about KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. KeyCorp earned a news sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 50.160185014032 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Shares of KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) traded up $0.01 during midday trading on Monday, reaching $20.44. 5,494,400 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 10,918,727. The firm has a market cap of $21,970.42, a PE ratio of 17.93, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.86 and a beta of 1.10. KeyCorp has a 12-month low of $16.28 and a 12-month high of $20.58. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06, a quick ratio of 0.89 and a current ratio of 0.90.

KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 19th. The financial services provider reported $0.35 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.35. The firm had revenue of $1.55 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.56 billion. KeyCorp had a net margin of 18.69% and a return on equity of 10.35%. The firm’s revenue was up 13.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.30 EPS. analysts predict that KeyCorp will post 1.37 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 15th. Investors of record on Tuesday, November 28th were paid a $0.105 dividend. This represents a $0.42 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.05%. This is a boost from KeyCorp’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.10. The ex-dividend date was Monday, November 27th. KeyCorp’s dividend payout ratio is presently 36.84%.

KEY has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 price target on shares of KeyCorp in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. CIBC reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of KeyCorp in a research note on Friday, December 8th. ValuEngine raised shares of KeyCorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of KeyCorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. Finally, Oppenheimer reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of KeyCorp in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and sixteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. KeyCorp has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $21.28.

In related news, insider Andrew J. Paine III sold 46,854 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.56, for a total value of $869,610.24. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 110,052 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,042,565.12. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Elizabeth R. Gile bought 1,374 shares of KeyCorp stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 22nd. The stock was purchased at an average price of $18.23 per share, for a total transaction of $25,048.02. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 24,989 shares in the company, valued at approximately $455,549.47. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 57,212 shares of company stock worth $1,060,508. 0.65% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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KeyCorp Company Profile

KeyCorp is a bank holding company. The Company is a bank-based financial services company. The Company operates through its subsidiary, KeyBank National Association (KeyBank), which is engaged in providing banking services. Through KeyBank and other subsidiaries, it provides a range of retail and commercial banking, commercial leasing, investment management, consumer finance, and investment banking products and services to individual, corporate and institutional clients.

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