Black Knight Inc (NYSE:BKI) has been assigned a consensus broker rating score of 1.36 (Strong Buy) from the eleven brokers that cover the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and nine have given a strong buy recommendation to the company. Black Knight’s rating score has improved by 2.9% in the last 90 days as a result of a number of analysts’ ratings changes.

Brokers have set a twelve-month consensus target price of $49.00 for the company and are anticipating that the company will post $0.36 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned Black Knight an industry rank of 117 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies.

A number of analysts have commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Black Knight from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, November 6th. Barclays increased their price objective on shares of Black Knight from $43.00 to $45.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. J P Morgan Chase & Co assumed coverage on shares of Black Knight in a report on Friday, October 6th. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $49.00 price objective for the company. Bank of America assumed coverage on shares of Black Knight in a report on Thursday, October 5th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $47.00 price objective for the company. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $44.00 price objective (up previously from $42.00) on shares of Black Knight in a report on Wednesday, October 4th.

Shares of Black Knight (NYSE BKI) opened at $45.25 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $6,921.45, a PE ratio of 36.37, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.52 and a beta of 0.72. The company has a quick ratio of 1.88, a current ratio of 1.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.90. Black Knight has a 1-year low of $34.00 and a 1-year high of $47.55.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Elk Creek Partners LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Black Knight during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $4,080,000. Venturi Wealth Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Black Knight during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $1,572,000. Finally, Wellington Shields Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Black Knight during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $202,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 26.29% of the company’s stock.

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Black Knight 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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