Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Kennedy-Wilson Holdings

(

KW

) as a strong on high relative volume candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Kennedy-Wilson Holdings as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • KW has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $12.1 million.
  • KW has traded 84,127 shares today.
  • KW is trading at 5.46 times the normal volume for the stock at this time of day.
  • KW is trading at a new high 10.17% above yesterday's close.

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More details on KW:

Kennedy-Wilson Holdings, Inc. operates as a real estate investment and services company in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Jersey, Spain, and Japan. It operates in two segments: KW Investments and KW Services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.8%. KW has a PE ratio of 248. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Kennedy-Wilson Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

The average volume for Kennedy-Wilson Holdings has been 502,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Kennedy-Wilson has a market cap of $2.0 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. The stock has a beta of 1.17 and a short float of 6.3% with 8.39 days to cover. Shares are down 24.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Kennedy-Wilson Holdings as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 19.0%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 40.0%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • KENNEDY-WILSON HOLDINGS INC reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. This trend suggests that the performance of the business is improving. During the past fiscal year, KENNEDY-WILSON HOLDINGS INC turned its bottom line around by earning $0.12 versus -$0.20 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($0.46 versus $0.12).
  • Compared to its price level of one year ago, KW is down 39.60% to its most recent closing price of 16.89. Looking ahead, our view is that this company's fundamentals will not have much impact either way, allowing the stock to generally move up or down based on the push and pull of the broad market.
  • The debt-to-equity ratio is very high at 3.57 and currently higher than the industry average, implying increased risk associated with the management of debt levels within the company.
  • The company's current return on equity has slightly decreased from the same quarter one year prior. This implies a minor weakness in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Real Estate Management & Development industry and the overall market, KENNEDY-WILSON HOLDINGS INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.

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