Kearny Financial (KRNY) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Report Finds

News stories about Kearny Financial (NASDAQ:KRNY) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Kearny Financial earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the savings and loans company an impact score of 47.4919658321077 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

A number of equities analysts have commented on KRNY shares. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “sell” rating and issued a $14.00 price objective on shares of Kearny Financial in a research note on Friday, December 22nd. BidaskClub lowered Kearny Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, January 6th.

Kearny Financial (NASDAQ:KRNY) opened at $13.50 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80, a current ratio of 1.11 and a quick ratio of 1.11. The company has a market capitalization of $1,070.14, a price-to-earnings ratio of 71.06 and a beta of 0.49. Kearny Financial has a one year low of $13.30 and a one year high of $15.80.

Kearny Financial (NASDAQ:KRNY) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 30th. The savings and loans company reported $0.06 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.06. Kearny Financial had a return on equity of 1.77% and a net margin of 9.40%. The business had revenue of $30.10 million for the quarter.

In other news, Director Theodore J. Aanensen sold 3,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.49, for a total transaction of $50,715.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Matthew T. Mcclane sold 13,804 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $14.42, for a total value of $199,053.68. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 19,804 shares of company stock worth $286,334 in the last ninety days. 3.78% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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Kearny Financial Company Profile

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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