News headlines about KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. KeyCorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 49.0819081431188 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:
- KeyCorp’s (KEY) “Buy” Rating Reaffirmed at Vining Sparks (americanbankingnews.com)
- EARNINGS SUMMARY: Details of KeyCorp Q4 Earnings Report (markets.businessinsider.com)
- Hot banking stock to watch: KeyCorp(NYSE: KEY) (fxdailyreport.com)
- Mooney: KeyCorp has ‘fully integrated’ First Niagara franchise (bizjournals.com)
- KeyCorp Q4 Profit Down, Adj. EPS Meets Market View; Revenue Beats – Quick Facts (nasdaq.com)
KEY has been the subject of several analyst reports. Sanford C. Bernstein reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $22.00 target price on shares of KeyCorp in a research report on Wednesday, September 27th. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and issued a $23.00 target price on shares of KeyCorp in a research report on Thursday, December 14th. ValuEngine raised KeyCorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Oppenheimer reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of KeyCorp in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded KeyCorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and seventeen have issued a buy rating to the stock. KeyCorp presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $21.74.
KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 18th. The financial services provider reported $0.36 EPS for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.36. KeyCorp had a return on equity of 10.35% and a net margin of 18.69%. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.31 earnings per share. sell-side analysts anticipate that KeyCorp will post 1.37 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 15th. Investors of record on Tuesday, February 27th will be issued a $0.105 dividend. This represents a $0.42 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.02%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, February 26th. KeyCorp’s dividend payout ratio is currently 36.52%.
In related news, insider Andrew J. Paine III sold 46,854 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.56, for a total value of $869,610.24. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 110,052 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,042,565.12. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, General Counsel Paul N. Harris sold 2,758 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, October 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.54, for a total value of $51,133.32. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 57,212 shares of company stock valued at $1,060,508 in the last three months. 0.65% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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KeyCorp is a bank holding company. The Company is a bank-based financial services company. The Company operates through its subsidiary, KeyBank National Association (KeyBank), which is engaged in providing banking services. Through KeyBank and other subsidiaries, it provides a range of retail and commercial banking, commercial leasing, investment management, consumer finance, and investment banking products and services to individual, corporate and institutional clients.
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