Can KKR & Co. Inc. (KKR) Add Value To Your Portfolio?


As of Friday close, KKR & Co. Inc.’s (NYSE:KKR) stock was down -$1.3, moving down -2.61 percent to $48.44. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 4,483,700 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$1.87 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 3,343,460, while in the previous 50 days, it was 3,306,976.

Since last month, KKR stock retreated -17.76%. Shares of the company fell to $47.46 on 03/17/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $62.29 was reached on 02/08/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $41.77. Since the beginning of this year, KKR’s stock price has risen by 4.35% or $2.02, and marked a new high 14 times. However, the stock has declined by -22.23% since its 52-week high.

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KKR stock investors should be aware that KKR & Co. Inc. (KKR) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 11 days ago on Mar 07. KKR Group Partnership L.P., the 10% Owner of the company, disposed of 7,600,000 shares for $38.83 on Mar 07. It resulted in a $295,108,000 divestment by the insider. Sorkin David sold 40,000 shares at an average price of $55.44 on Mar 02. The insider now owns 1,434,144 shares following the transaction. On Nov 22, 10% Owner KKR Group Partnership L.P. sold 32,842,183 shares at $9.41 apiece. The transaction was valued at $309,012,100.

Valuation Metrics

The stock’s beta is 1.55. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 7.39, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 2.51.

The latest dividend of $0.1550 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.1550. On Tuesday May 3 2022, a $0.01 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending December 30 was 2.57, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 2.58. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 30.70% percent. In the year ended December 30, operating margins totaled -17.40%. Based on annual data, KKR earned -$973.43 million in gross profit and brought in $5.72 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was -1.70%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was -5.60%.

According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. KKR’s revenue fell -850.16% to $1.0 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $330.07 million. While analysts expected KKR & Co. Inc. to report $0.86 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.92 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 7.00%. During the quarter, the company generated $107.92 million in EBITDA. The value of shareholders’ equity is $861.11 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at KKR & Co. Inc.’s (KKR) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 44.59%, the RSI 9-day stood at 24.44% on 17 March.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current KKR & Co. Inc. price is down by -3.72% percent or -$1.87. At present, KKR shares trade -15.83% below its 20-day simple moving average and +4.53% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +0.71% above its SMA50 and -11.62% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 18.17% and Stochastic coefficient D was 23.50%, while ATR was 2.13. Given the Stochastic reading of 9.87% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 30.85%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -2.48, while the 14-day reading stands at -4.13.

Analyst Ratings

Barclays launched its rating on KKR & Co. Inc. (NYSE: KKR) to an Overweight in a note to investors on March 02, 2023. KKR & Co. Inc. (KKR) has been rated Buy by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, KKR is a sell, and 2 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 1 analyst rate KKR & Co. Inc. stock as buy, with 16 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $68.50, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $55.00 – $80.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict KKR & Co. Inc. (KKR) will achieve an average price target of $68.69.


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