Waratah Capital Advisors Ltd. raised its stake in shares of Black Knight Inc (NYSE:BKI) by 539.2% in the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 230,193 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 194,178 shares during the period. Black Knight makes up approximately 1.6% of Waratah Capital Advisors Ltd.’s portfolio, making the stock its 19th biggest holding. Waratah Capital Advisors Ltd. owned about 0.15% of Black Knight worth $14,056,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Signaturefd LLC lifted its position in shares of Black Knight by 78.5% during the third quarter. Signaturefd LLC now owns 407 shares of the company’s stock valued at $25,000 after purchasing an additional 179 shares in the last quarter. Aperio Group LLC increased its position in shares of Black Knight by 0.9% during the second quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 20,789 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,251,000 after acquiring an additional 195 shares during the last quarter. M&T Bank Corp lifted its holdings in Black Knight by 1.7% during the second quarter. M&T Bank Corp now owns 13,835 shares of the company’s stock worth $833,000 after acquiring an additional 226 shares during the period. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. boosted its position in Black Knight by 2.6% in the second quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. now owns 12,907 shares of the company’s stock worth $775,000 after purchasing an additional 325 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Strs Ohio boosted its position in Black Knight by 4.4% in the second quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 8,580 shares of the company’s stock worth $516,000 after purchasing an additional 359 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 89.09% of the company’s stock.

Shares of NYSE BKI traded down $0.65 on Tuesday, reaching $61.98. 9,551 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,199,460. Black Knight Inc has a 12 month low of $42.62 and a 12 month high of $64.80. The business’s 50 day simple moving average is $61.46 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $61.05. The company has a market cap of $9.32 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 38.25, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.52 and a beta of 0.67. The company has a quick ratio of 1.35, a current ratio of 1.35 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.84.

Black Knight (NYSE:BKI) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 6th. The company reported $0.51 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.49 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $299.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $299.16 million. Black Knight had a return on equity of 13.43% and a net margin of 13.02%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 6.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.48 earnings per share. Analysts forecast that Black Knight Inc will post 1.66 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Black Knight news, CEO Anthony M. Jabbour acquired 17,675 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 8th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $57.85 per share, for a total transaction of $1,022,498.75. 4.40% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Several research firms recently weighed in on BKI. SunTrust Banks set a $66.00 price target on shares of Black Knight and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 7th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $67.00 target price on Black Knight and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 7th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Black Knight from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 7th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Black Knight from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 2nd. Finally, Compass Point cut shares of Black Knight from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $61.00 price objective on the stock. in a research report on Friday, November 8th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $65.20.

Black Knight Profile

Black Knight, Inc provides integrated software, data, and analytics solutions to the mortgage and consumer loan, real estate, and capital market verticals in the United States. Its Software Solutions segment offers software and hosting solutions comprises MSP, a software as a service application platform for mortgage and home equity loans that automates various areas of loan servicing; Bankruptcy / Foreclosure solutions for managing and automating a range of different workflow processes involving distressed and non-performing loans; Invoicing, a Web-based solution that helps servicers to save time and eliminate errors by automating billing and invoice process; and Empower, a loan origination system used by lenders to originate mortgages, home equity loans, and lines of credit.

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