Kennedy-Wilson Holdings Inc (NYSE:KW) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the seven research firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $25.70.

Separately, Evercore ISI initiated coverage on shares of Kennedy-Wilson in a research note on Thursday, April 18th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $21.52 price target for the company.

Shares of NYSE KW opened at $21.13 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.19, a current ratio of 1.01 and a quick ratio of 1.01. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.01 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.13 and a beta of 1.34. Kennedy-Wilson has a 12 month low of $17.25 and a 12 month high of $22.61.

Kennedy-Wilson (NYSE:KW) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 27th. The financial services provider reported $0.55 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The company had revenue of $178.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $197.77 million. Kennedy-Wilson had a net margin of 20.33% and a return on equity of 17.67%.

In other news, Director Trevor Bowen acquired 13,500 shares of Kennedy-Wilson stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 20th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $20.93 per share, for a total transaction of $282,555.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 38,909 shares in the company, valued at $814,365.37. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Richard Aidan Hugh Boucher acquired 7,100 shares of Kennedy-Wilson stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 6th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $21.00 per share, with a total value of $149,100.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 22,100 shares in the company, valued at approximately $464,100. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 14.70% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Vanguard Group Inc boosted its holdings in shares of Kennedy-Wilson by 5.3% during the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 18,881,430 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $405,950,000 after acquiring an additional 952,788 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Kennedy-Wilson by 0.8% during the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 11,345,466 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $242,680,000 after acquiring an additional 86,940 shares during the last quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Kennedy-Wilson by 0.6% during the 1st quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 8,172,650 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $174,813,000 after acquiring an additional 47,680 shares during the last quarter. Royce & Associates LP boosted its holdings in shares of Kennedy-Wilson by 4.6% during the 1st quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 3,983,094 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $85,198,000 after acquiring an additional 174,061 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Mackenzie Financial Corp boosted its holdings in shares of Kennedy-Wilson by 26.6% during the 4th quarter. Mackenzie Financial Corp now owns 3,640,283 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $66,144,000 after acquiring an additional 765,700 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 85.18% of the company’s stock.

Kennedy-Wilson Company Profile

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

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