Finance KKR & Co. Inc. (KKR) is 33.98% higher this...

KKR & Co. Inc. (KKR) is 33.98% higher this YTD. Is it still time to buy?


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KKR & Co. Inc. (NYSE:KKR) stock went on an upward path that rose over 0.50% on Friday, amounting to a one-week price increase of more than 1.62%. Over the last 12 months, KKR stock rose by 7.70%. The one-year KKR stock forecast points to a potential downside of -0.24, with the average price target set at $32.54 per share. The average equity rating for KKR stock is currently 1.90, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for KKR stock reached $14.28 billion, with 542.93 million shares outstanding and 217.69 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 2.98M shares, KKR reached a trading volume of 2476726 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about KKR & Co. Inc. (KKR):

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for KKR shares is $32.50 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on KKR stock is a recommendation set at 1.90. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

BMO Capital Markets have made an estimate for KKR & Co. Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on October 08, 2019. The new note on the price target was released on September 23, 2019, representing the official price target for KKR & Co. Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $34 to $35, while Goldman kept a Buy rating on KKR stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for KKR & Co. Inc. is set at 0.80, with the Price to Sales ratio for KKR stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 4.30. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.52, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 5.71.

KKR stock trade performance evaluation

KKR & Co. Inc. (KKR) gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 1.62. With this latest performance, KKR shares dropped by -6.24% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 12.68% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 7.70% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for KKR stock in for the last two-week period is set at 46.88, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 44.08, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 47.62 for KKR & Co. Inc. (KKR). The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 26.34, while it was recorded at 26.13 for the last single week of trading, and 24.39 for the last 200 days.

KKR & Co. Inc. (KKR): An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and KKR & Co. Inc. (KKR) shares currently have an operating margin of +23.38. KKR & Co. Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +38.60.

Return on Total Capital for KKR is now 1.51, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 3.81. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 14.29, with Return on Assets sitting at 2.34. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, KKR & Co. Inc. (KKR) has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 262.87. Additionally, KKR Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 72.44, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 44.81. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 273.55, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 71.18.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, KKR & Co. Inc. (KKR) managed to generate an average of $869,380 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 2.03 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.06.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for KKR & Co. Inc. (KKR) stock

With the latest financial reports released by the company, KKR & Co. Inc. posted 0.6/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.57/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 5.30%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for KKR. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for KKR & Co. Inc. go to -6.66%.

KKR & Co. Inc. (KKR): Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $11,040 million, or 79.50% of KKR stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of KKR stocks are: VALUEACT HOLDINGS, L.P. with ownership of 50,700,000, which is approximately 0% of the company’s market cap and around 0.60% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 45,670,770 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.2 billion in KKR stocks shares; and JACKSON SQUARE PARTNERS, LLC, currently with $717.79 million in KKR stock with ownership of nearly -5.562% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in KKR & Co. Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 213 institutional holders increased their position in KKR & Co. Inc. (NYSE:KKR) by around 28,354,592 shares. Additionally, 174 investors decreased positions by around 24,070,933 shares, while 102 investors held positions by with 367,338,578 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 419,764,103 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. KKR stock had 86 new institutional investments in for a total of 7,887,478 shares, while 41 institutional investors sold positions of 2,244,679 shares during the same period.


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