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

A number of research analysts recently commented on KW shares. Goodbody reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Kennedy-Wilson Holdings in a research note on Friday, April 15th. Zacks Investment Research cut Kennedy-Wilson Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 27th. B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $34.75 price objective on shares of Kennedy-Wilson Holdings in a research note on Thursday, May 12th. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Kennedy-Wilson Holdings in a research note on Tuesday, June 21st. Finally, BTIG Research reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 price objective on shares of Kennedy-Wilson Holdings in a research note on Tuesday, July 5th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, Kennedy-Wilson Holdings has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $30.44.

The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $19.58 and a 200-day moving average price of $20.18. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.34 billion and a P/E ratio of 34.36.

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

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, July 7th. Investors of record on Thursday, June 30th were paid a dividend of $0.14 per share. This represents a $0.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.73%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, June 28th.

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

Several hedge funds have bought and sold shares of KW. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its stake in Kennedy-Wilson Holdings by 1.0% in the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 446,909 shares of the company’s stock worth $10,762,000 after buying an additional 4,565 shares during the period. 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 during the period. California State Teachers Retirement System increased its stake in Kennedy-Wilson Holdings by 1.7% in the fourth quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 172,000 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,142,000 after buying an additional 2,809 shares during the period. 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 during the period. Finally, 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 during the period.

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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