The Insider Activity Of KKR & Co. Inc. (KKR) Is Worth Monitoring

KKR & Co. Inc. (NYSE:KKR) finished Thursday with an addition of $1.52 to close at $63.38, an upside of 2.46 percent. An average of 2,240,280 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a gain of $2.50 in the past week. The last 20 days have seen an average of 3,704,515 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 2,924,570.

KKR stock has increased by 0.49% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $59.42 on 09/28/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 08/09/21, shares of the company touched a low of $33.65 and a high of $67.81 in 52 weeks. In spite of this, the price is down -6.53% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

28 days have passed since KKR & Co. Inc. (KKR) last reported insider trading activity. KKR Group Partnership L.P., who is 10% Owner, most recently acquired $50,000,088 shares at $8.39 per share on Sep 10. In this transaction, the insider spent $419,500,738. 10% Owner, KKR Group Partnership L.P., disposed of 11,073,245 shares at a price of $33.25 on Aug 02. The insider now owns more than $368,185,396 worth of shares. Prior to that, General Counsel and Secretary Sorkin David went on to Sale 12,546 shares at $58.50 each on May 07. An amount of $733,941 was transacted.

Valuation Metrics

KKR & Co. Inc. (KKR) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 7.17, which compares with the 20.50 for the broader industry and 12.83 for the sector. This means investors are optimistic about the stock’s future prospects. In the last five years, KKR & Co. Inc.’s PE ratio has ranged between 137.07 and 5.226. The stock’s beta is 1.37. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 4.49, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 2.49.

KKR & Co. Inc. pays a $0.58 dividend per share annually. It offers a dividend yield of 0.92%. The company has a payout ratio of 5.80%. The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment took place on Aug. 31, and it was $0.1450 a share, without any change from last year. Its dividend has been increased for the last 1 consecutive years with the latest increase dividend $0.01 reported on Tuesday May 4 2021. Dividends have grown by -20.90% each year over the last three years.

KKR & Co. Inc. will next go ex-dividend on Co’s. The next dividend payment KKR & Co. Inc. will make is expected to be $15-Oct.

Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 2.55 and a total debt to equity ratio of 2.55 For the recent quarter ending June 29. On the profitability front, the trailing 12-month gross margin is 80.00% against a 5-year average of 48.4%. Its gross profit as reported stood at $1.3 billion compared to revenue of $4.23 billion.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, KKR & Co. Inc.’s return on assets was 3.70%, compared to 2.3% over the last five years. In the past year, the return on investment has been 1.50%, and the 5-year average is 2.7%. Meanwhile, the return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months has been 43.20% and the 5-year average holds at 14.6%. For the broader industry, ROE averaged 10.74 over the past year.

Earnings Surprise

The analyst consensus anticipated KKR & Co. Inc.’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $0.84 per share, but it turned out to be $1.05, a 25.00% surprise. For the recent quarter, EBITDA amounted to $1.28 billion. At the end of the quarter ending June 29, KKR & Co. Inc.’s stock balance sheet showed total debt was $39.15 billion. Shareholders own equity worth $583.03 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at KKR & Co. Inc. (KKR) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 07 October was 57.06%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 27.96%.

As of today, KKR’s price is $61.81 +4.11% or $2.50 from its 5-day moving average. KKR is currently trading +0.75% higher than its 20-day SMA and +14.32% higher than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is +1.49% above the SMA50 and +59.65% above the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 47.62% and 32.36%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 1.83. With the 14-day stochastic at 78.64% and the average true range at 1.71, the RSI (14) stands at 53.27%. The stock has reached 1.00 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at 0.40.

Analyst Ratings

The consensus rating for KKR & Co. Inc. (KKR) among analysts is Buy. According to current brokerage recommendations, 0 brokerage firms advise that investors sell KKR, while 1 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 1 analysts, while 13 others rate it as a “buy”.

What is KKR’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $70.00 and $90.50, with a median target of $74.00. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for KKR & Co. Inc. (KKR) stock is $77.32.


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