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Black Knight, Inc is a software—infrastructure business based in the US. Black Knight shares (BKI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Black Knight employs 4,900 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.2 billion.

How to buy shares in Black Knight

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Black Knight. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: BKI. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Black Knight reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$94.97, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Black Knight, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Black Knight. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted Black Knight's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Black Knight's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$94.97, which is 21.78% up on its pre-crash value of USD$74.29 and 89.90% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$50.01.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Black Knight shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$795.66 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,402.71.

Black Knight share price

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Black Knight shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market closeUSD$94.97
52-week rangeUSD$50.01 - USD$96.0529
50-day moving average USD$86.9003
200-day moving average USD$76.6263
Wall St. target priceUSD$90.08
PE ratio 101.0106
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.941

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Is it a good time to buy Black Knight stock?

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Black Knight price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $94.97 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2020-10-16) -0.28%
1 month (2020-09-25) 10.87%
3 months (2020-07-24) 29.79%
6 months (2020-04-24) 37.72%
1 year (2019-10-25) 51.69%
2 years (2018-10-25) 103.41%
3 years (2017-10-25) 111.28%
5 years (2015-10-22) N/A

Is Black Knight under- or over-valued?

Valuing Black Knight stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Black Knight's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Black Knight's P/E ratio

Black Knight's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 101x. In other words, Black Knight shares trade at around 101x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Black Knight's PEG ratio

Black Knight's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 6.8506. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Black Knight's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Black Knight's EBITDA

Black Knight's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$398.9 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Black Knight's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Black Knight financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 25.61%
Gross profit TTM USD$531.2 million
Return on assets TTM 4.63%
Return on equity TTM 6.49%
Profit margin 11.78%
Book value $15.786
Market capitalisation USD$14.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Black Knight shares

There are currently 2.0 million Black Knight shares held short by investors – that's known as Black Knight's "short interest". This figure is 8.9% up from 1.9 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Black Knight shares can be evaluated.

Black Knight's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Black Knight's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Black Knight shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Black Knight shares traded daily (recently around 704180.62283737). Black Knight's SIR currently stands at 2.89. In other words for every 100,000 Black Knight shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2890 shares are currently held short.

However Black Knight's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Black Knight shares, or, against the total number of tradable Black Knight shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Black Knight's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Black Knight shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0177% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Black Knight shares, roughly 18 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Black Knight.

Find out more about how you can short Black Knight stock.

Black Knight share dividends

We're not expecting Black Knight to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Black Knight share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Black Knight's shares have ranged in value from as little as $50.01 up to $96.0529. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BKI.US volatility(beta: 0.86)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Black Knight's is 0.8591. This would suggest that Black Knight's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Black Knight overview

Black Knight, Inc. provides integrated software, data, and analytics solutions in the United States. The Software Solutions segment offers software and hosting solutions comprises MSP, a software as a service application platform for mortgage and home equity loans; Bankruptcy / Foreclosure solutions for managing and automating a range of different workflow processes involving distressed and non-performing loans; Invoicing, a Web-based solution that helps servicers to save time and eliminate errors; Loss Mitigation, an integrated solution that supports retention and liquidation workouts; Claims, an integrated solution which manages default-related claims process; and Empower, a loan origination system used by lenders to originate mortgages, home equity loans, and lines of credit. This segment also provides LendingSpace, a lending platform that facilitates real-time communication between correspondent loan sellers and purchases; Exchange, a platform that provides an interconnected network of originators, agents, settlement services providers, and mortgage investors; and Expedite, a suite of products and services to automate and streamline internal business processes, as well as to manage compliance and enhance the application-to-close cycle; CompassPoint, which provides tools, reporting, calculations, and automation capabilities; and CompassPPE, a product pricing and eligibility engine, as well as Servicing Digital and AIVA solutions. The Data and Analytics segment include property ownership data, lien data, servicing data, automated valuation models, collateral risk scores, behavioral models, lead generation, multiple listing service, and other data solutions, as well as Actionable Intelligence and Rapid Analytics Platforms. The company was formerly known as Black Knight Financial Services, Inc. and changed its name to Black Knight, Inc. in October 2017. Black Knight, Inc. was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.

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