News articles about Kearny Financial (NASDAQ:KRNY) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Kearny Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the savings and loans company an impact score of 47.0963950218 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
A number of research analysts have commented on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Kearny Financial from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “sell” rating and set a $13.50 price target on shares of Kearny Financial in a research note on Friday, February 2nd.
Kearny Financial (NASDAQ KRNY) opened at $13.45 on Wednesday. Kearny Financial has a one year low of $12.75 and a one year high of $15.63. The company has a quick ratio of 1.10, a current ratio of 1.10 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81. The stock has a market cap of $1,064.39, a P/E ratio of 70.79 and a beta of 0.53.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, March 21st. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, March 7th will be paid a $0.03 dividend. This represents a $0.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.89%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, March 6th. Kearny Financial’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 63.16%.
In other news, Director Theodore J. Aanensen sold 3,500 shares of Kearny Financial stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $14.49, for a total value of $50,715.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Insiders sold 6,000 shares of company stock valued at $87,280 in the last quarter. 3.78% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
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About Kearny Financial
Kearny Bank is principally engaged in the business of attracting deposits from the general public at its 41 locations in New Jersey and using these deposits, together with other funds, to originate or purchase loans for its portfolio and invest in securities. Loans originated or purchased by the Bank generally include loans collateralized by residential and commercial real estate augmented by secured and unsecured loans to businesses and consumers.
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