Headlines about KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. KKR & Co. L.P. earned a coverage optimism score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the asset manager an impact score of 46.5434795614434 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

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

Shares of KKR & Co. L.P. (KKR) traded up $0.13 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $21.56. 1,629,329 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,750,000. The company has a market cap of $17,650.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.07, a PEG ratio of 0.65 and a beta of 1.58. KKR & Co. L.P. has a 1-year low of $16.77 and a 1-year high of $24.50. The company has a current ratio of 1.08, a quick ratio of 1.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.08.

KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 8th. The asset manager reported $0.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.52 by ($0.04). The business had revenue of $941.64 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $367.36 million. KKR & Co. L.P. had a net margin of 30.52% and a return on equity of 9.34%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 95.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.40 EPS. analysts predict that KKR & Co. L.P. will post 2.56 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, March 6th. Investors of record on Tuesday, February 20th will be issued a $0.17 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 16th. This represents a yield of 0.00802265219443134%. KKR & Co. L.P.’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 31.78%.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on KKR shares. TheStreet raised shares of KKR & Co. L.P. from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $26.00 target price on shares of KKR & Co. L.P. in a report on Thursday, January 11th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $28.00 target price on shares of KKR & Co. L.P. in a report on Thursday, January 11th. Sandler O’Neill set a $24.00 target price on shares of KKR & Co. L.P. and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, January 11th. Finally, Deutsche Bank increased their target price on shares of KKR & Co. L.P. from $22.00 to $23.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 9th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. KKR & Co. L.P. presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $24.30.

In other KKR & Co. L.P. news, major shareholder Holdings L.P. Valueact acquired 450,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 6th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $21.70 per share, for a total transaction of $9,765,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

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About KKR & Co. L.P.

KKR & CO. L.P. (KKR) is a global investment firm that manages investments across multiple asset classes, including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate, credit and hedge funds. The Company’s business offers a range of investment management services to its fund investors, and provides capital markets services to its firm, its portfolio companies and third parties.

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