Shares of Black Knight Inc (NYSE:BKI) have been assigned an average rating of “Buy” from the eleven brokerages that are covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and eight have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $64.78.

BKI has been the topic of several recent research reports. ValuEngine cut shares of Black Knight from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 2nd. Compass Point cut shares of Black Knight from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $61.00 target price for the company. in a research note on Friday, November 8th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Black Knight from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, November 7th.

NYSE BKI traded up $0.53 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $63.31. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,160,604 shares, compared to its average volume of 855,947. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.84, a quick ratio of 1.35 and a current ratio of 1.35. The firm has a market cap of $9.42 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 38.84, a P/E/G ratio of 2.52 and a beta of 0.67. Black Knight has a twelve month low of $42.62 and a twelve month high of $64.80. The business’s fifty day moving average price is $61.51 and its 200-day moving average price is $61.15.

Black Knight (NYSE:BKI) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 6th. The company reported $0.51 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.49 by $0.02. Black Knight had a return on equity of 13.43% and a net margin of 13.02%. The firm had revenue of $299.10 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $299.16 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.48 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 6.2% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, sell-side analysts forecast that Black Knight will post 1.66 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Black Knight news, CEO Anthony M. Jabbour acquired 17,675 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 8th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $57.85 per share, with a total value of $1,022,498.75. Company insiders own 4.40% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Signaturefd LLC increased its position in Black Knight by 78.5% during the 3rd quarter. Signaturefd LLC now owns 407 shares of the company’s stock worth $25,000 after purchasing an additional 179 shares in the last quarter. Covington Capital Management purchased a new position in Black Knight in the 2nd quarter valued at about $30,000. Motco boosted its stake in shares of Black Knight by 243.6% during the 2nd quarter. Motco now owns 694 shares of the company’s stock worth $42,000 after purchasing an additional 492 shares during the last quarter. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Black Knight during the 2nd quarter worth about $55,000. Finally, Riverhead Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Black Knight during the second quarter worth about $56,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 89.09% of the company’s stock.

Black Knight Company Profile

Black Knight, Inc provides integrated software, data, and analytics solutions to the mortgage and consumer loan, real estate, and capital market verticals in the United States. Its Software Solutions segment offers software and hosting solutions comprises MSP, a software as a service application platform for mortgage and home equity loans that automates various areas of loan servicing; Bankruptcy / Foreclosure solutions for managing and automating a range of different workflow processes involving distressed and non-performing loans; Invoicing, a Web-based solution that helps servicers to save time and eliminate errors by automating billing and invoice process; and Empower, a loan origination system used by lenders to originate mortgages, home equity loans, and lines of credit.

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