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How to buy Kearny Financial stock

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Kearny Financial Corp is a banks-regional business based in the US. Kearny Financial shares (KRNY) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Kearny Financial employs 494 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$180.3 million.

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  3. Search for Kearny Financial. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: KRNY. 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 Kearny Financial 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. 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 Kearny Financial, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Kearny Financial. 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.

Kearny Financial share price

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Kearny Financial shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$6.8562 - USD$11.66
50-day moving average USD$10.8464
200-day moving average USD$9.3089
Wall St. target priceUSD$12.17
PE ratio 18.4903
Dividend yield USD$0.32 (2.85%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.616

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Is Kearny Financial under- or over-valued?

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

Kearny Financial's P/E ratio

Kearny Financial's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 18x. In other words, Kearny Financial shares trade at around 18x recent earnings.

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

Kearny Financial's PEG ratio

Kearny Financial's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 15.99. 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 Kearny Financial's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Kearny Financial financials

Revenue TTM USD$180.3 million
Operating margin TTM 39.62%
Gross profit TTM USD$164.9 million
Return on assets TTM 0.74%
Return on equity TTM 4.69%
Profit margin 28.43%
Book value $13.309
Market capitalisation USD$959 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Kearny Financial shares

There are currently 1.1 million Kearny Financial shares held short by investors – that's known as Kearny Financial's "short interest". This figure is 5.2% up from 1.0 million last month.

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

Kearny Financial's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Kearny Financial's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Kearny Financial shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Kearny Financial shares traded daily (recently around 294358.3106267). Kearny Financial's SIR currently stands at 3.67. In other words for every 100,000 Kearny Financial shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3670 shares are currently held short.

However Kearny Financial's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Kearny Financial shares, or, against the total number of tradable Kearny Financial shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Kearny Financial's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Kearny Financial shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0141% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Kearny Financial shares, roughly 14 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 Kearny Financial.

Find out more about how you can short Kearny Financial stock.

Kearny Financial share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 54.1% of net profits

Recently Kearny Financial has paid out, on average, around 54.1% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.21% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Kearny Financial shareholders could enjoy a 3.21% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Kearny Financial's case, that would currently equate to about $0.32 per share.

Kearny Financial's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Kearny Financial's most recent dividend payout was on 17 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 2 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Kearny Financial's shares ever split?

Kearny Financial's shares were split on 19 May 2015.

Kearny Financial share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Kearny Financial's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.8562 up to $11.66. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

KRNY.US volatility(beta: 0.76)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Kearny Financial's is 0.7647. This would suggest that Kearny Financial's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Kearny Financial overview

Kearny Financial Corp. operates as the holding company for Kearny Bank that provides various banking products and services in the United States. The company offers various deposit products, including interest-bearing and non-interest-bearing checking accounts, money market deposit accounts, savings accounts, and certificates of deposit accounts. It also provides various loans, such as multi-family and nonresidential real estate mortgage loans, commercial term loans and lines of credit, one- to four-family first mortgage loans, and home equity loans and lines of credit; loans to individuals for the construction of one- to four-family residences, or for various renovations or improvements to an existing dwelling; account loans, overdraft lines of credit, and personal loans; and loans secured by savings accounts and certificates of deposit on deposit. In addition, the company engages in investment activities. As of August 19, 2020, it operated a total of 51 retail branch offices located throughout northern and central New Jersey, and Brooklyn and Staten Island, New York. The company was founded in 1884 and is headquartered in Fairfield, New Jersey.

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