Kennedy-Wilson Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KW) shares traded up 5.2% during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as high as $20.76 and last traded at $20.71, with a volume of 367,056 shares. The stock had previously closed at $19.69.

A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Kennedy-Wilson Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $22.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, July 13th. BTIG Research reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 price target on shares of Kennedy-Wilson Holdings in a research note on Tuesday, July 5th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Kennedy-Wilson Holdings in a research note on Tuesday, June 21st. B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $34.75 price target on shares of Kennedy-Wilson Holdings in a research note on Tuesday, May 17th. Finally, Goodbody reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Kennedy-Wilson Holdings in a research note on Friday, April 15th. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $30.44.

The firm has a 50-day moving average of $19.55 and a 200 day moving average of $20.26. The company has a market cap of $2.35 billion and a P/E ratio of 34.63.

Kennedy-Wilson Holdings (NYSE:KW) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 4th. The company reported ($0.07) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.26. The business earned $172.10 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $169.97 million. Kennedy-Wilson Holdings’s revenue was up 25.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned ($0.05) earnings per share. Equities research analysts anticipate that Kennedy-Wilson Holdings Inc. will post ($0.47) EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, July 7th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 30th were issued a dividend of $0.14 per share. This represents a $0.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.84%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, June 28th.

In other Kennedy-Wilson Holdings news, CEO William J. Mcmorrow purchased 25,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 18th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $20.13 per share, with a total value of $503,250.00. Following the acquisition, the chief executive officer now directly owns 1,978,568 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $39,828,573.84. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Stanley R. Zax purchased 50,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 14th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $18.80 per share, with a total value of $940,000.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 234,800 shares in the company, valued at $4,414,240. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

Other large investors have made changes to their positions in the company. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its stake in shares of Kennedy-Wilson Holdings by 1.0% in the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 446,909 shares of the company’s stock valued at $10,762,000 after buying an additional 4,565 shares in the last quarter. Morgan Stanley increased its stake in Kennedy-Wilson Holdings by 41.4% in the fourth quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 104,731 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,521,000 after buying an additional 30,687 shares in the last quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund increased its stake in Kennedy-Wilson Holdings by 3.1% in the fourth quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 87,300 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,102,000 after buying an additional 2,600 shares in the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System increased its stake in Kennedy-Wilson Holdings by 0.7% in the fourth quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 180,900 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,356,000 after buying an additional 1,200 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Rhumbline Advisers increased its stake in Kennedy-Wilson Holdings by 5.0% in the fourth quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 122,854 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,958,000 after buying an additional 5,830 shares in the last quarter.

Kennedy-Wilson Holdings, Inc is a global real estate investment and services company. The Company owns and operates real estate related investments. The Company holds around 61.5% interest in Vintage Housing Holdings, LLC (VHH). VHH owns certain interests in around 30 multi-family properties totaling approximately 5,485 units.

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