KKR & Co. L.P. (KKR) Receives Media Impact Rating of 0.08

News headlines about KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. KKR & Co. L.P. earned a coverage optimism score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the asset manager an impact score of 46.4107393281854 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

Shares of KKR & Co. L.P. stock opened at $21.81 on Thursday. The company has a current ratio of 1.08, a quick ratio of 1.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.08. KKR & Co. L.P. has a 12-month low of $16.77 and a 12-month high of $24.50. The stock has a market cap of $10,587.91, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.18, a PEG ratio of 0.66 and a beta of 1.59.

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 the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.52 by ($0.04). KKR & Co. L.P. had a return on equity of 9.34% and a net margin of 30.52%. The company had revenue of $941.64 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $367.36 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.40 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 95.6% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts expect that KKR & Co. L.P. will post 2.54 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, March 6th. Investors of record on Tuesday, February 20th were issued a dividend of $0.17 per share. This represents a yield of 0.00802265219443134%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, February 16th. KKR & Co. L.P.’s payout ratio is 34.87%.

KKR has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Sandler O’Neill initiated coverage on shares of KKR & Co. L.P. in a research note on Tuesday, November 28th. They issued a “hold” rating for the company. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of KKR & Co. L.P. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 21st. TheStreet raised shares of KKR & Co. L.P. from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $31.00 target price (up previously from $23.00) on shares of KKR & Co. L.P. in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $28.00 target price on shares of KKR & Co. L.P. in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $24.64.

In other KKR & Co. L.P. news, major shareholder Holdings L.P. Valueact bought 1,450,000 shares of KKR & Co. L.P. stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 8th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $21.55 per share, for a total transaction of $31,247,500.00. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, major shareholder Fund Holdings L.P. Kkr sold 9,632,145 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, March 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.68, for a total transaction of $305,146,353.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

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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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