Shares of Black Knight Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:BKI) have been given a consensus broker rating score of 1.36 (Strong Buy) from the eleven analysts that cover the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Black Knight Financial Services’ rating score has improved by 9.3% from 90 days ago as a result of a number of analysts’ upgrades and downgrades.

Brokerages have set a one year consensus target price of $49.00 for the company and are predicting that the company will post $0.36 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Black Knight Financial Services an industry rank of 119 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

Several brokerages recently issued reports on BKI. Goldman Sachs Group reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $44.00 price target (up previously from $42.00) on shares of Black Knight Financial Services in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Barclays upped their price objective on shares of Black Knight Financial Services from $43.00 to $45.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. J P Morgan Chase & Co assumed coverage on shares of Black Knight Financial Services in a report on Friday, October 6th. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $49.00 price objective on the stock. Bank of America assumed coverage on shares of Black Knight Financial Services in a report on Thursday, October 5th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $47.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Black Knight Financial Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, November 6th.

Shares of Black Knight Financial Services (BKI) traded down $0.40 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $45.70. 643,200 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 428,647. Black Knight Financial Services has a one year low of $34.00 and a one year high of $47.55. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.90, a current ratio of 1.88 and a quick ratio of 1.88. The stock has a market capitalization of $6,982.84, a PE ratio of 36.69, a P/E/G ratio of 2.54 and a beta of 0.75.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Venturi Wealth Management LLC purchased a new stake in Black Knight Financial Services in the third quarter worth about $1,572,000. Elk Creek Partners LLC purchased a new stake in Black Knight Financial Services in the third quarter worth about $4,080,000. Finally, Wellington Shields Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in Black Knight Financial Services in the third quarter worth about $202,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 26.27% of the company’s stock.

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Black Knight Financial Services Company Profile

Black Knight, Inc provides integrated technology, workflow automation, and data and analytics to the mortgage and real estate industries. The Company’s segments include Technology, and Data and Analytics. The Company’s Technology segment offers software and hosting solutions that support loan servicing, loan origination and settlement services.

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