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How to buy KKR Real Estate Finance Trust stock

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KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc is a reit-mortgage business based in the US. KKR Real Estate Finance Trust shares (KREF) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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KKR Real Estate Finance Trust share price

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KKR Real Estate Finance Trust shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$11.98 - $21.49
50-day moving average $19.24
200-day moving average $18.27
Wall St. target price$19.90
PE ratio 10
Dividend yield $1.72 (8.16%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.12

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Is KKR Real Estate Finance Trust under- or over-valued?

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

KKR Real Estate Finance Trust's P/E ratio

KKR Real Estate Finance Trust's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, KKR Real Estate Finance Trust shares trade at around 10x 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.

KKR Real Estate Finance Trust's PEG ratio

KKR Real Estate Finance Trust's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 5.13. 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 KKR Real Estate Finance Trust's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

KKR Real Estate Finance Trust financials

Revenue TTM $157.8 million
Operating margin TTM 75.71%
Gross profit TTM $92.8 million
Return on assets TTM 2.22%
Return on equity TTM 11.42%
Profit margin 75.47%
Book value $18.89
Market capitalisation $1.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting KKR Real Estate Finance Trust shares

There are currently 1.7 million KKR Real Estate Finance Trust shares held short by investors – that's known as KKR Real Estate Finance Trust's "short interest". This figure is 2.1% down from 1.7 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting KKR Real Estate Finance Trust shares can be evaluated.

KKR Real Estate Finance Trust's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

KKR Real Estate Finance Trust's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of KKR Real Estate Finance Trust shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of KKR Real Estate Finance Trust shares traded daily (recently around 327010.78431373). KKR Real Estate Finance Trust's SIR currently stands at 5.1. In other words for every 100,000 KKR Real Estate Finance Trust shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5100 shares are currently held short.

However KKR Real Estate Finance Trust's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of KKR Real Estate Finance Trust shares, or, against the total number of tradable KKR Real Estate Finance Trust shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case KKR Real Estate Finance Trust's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 KKR Real Estate Finance Trust shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0607% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable KKR Real Estate Finance Trust shares, roughly 61 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against KKR Real Estate Finance Trust.

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KKR Real Estate Finance Trust share dividends

69%

Dividend payout ratio: 68.8% of net profits

Recently KKR Real Estate Finance Trust has paid out, on average, around 68.8% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 8.54% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), KKR Real Estate Finance Trust shareholders could enjoy a 8.54% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In KKR Real Estate Finance Trust's case, that would currently equate to about $1.72 per share.

KKR Real Estate Finance Trust'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.

KKR Real Estate Finance Trust's most recent dividend payout was on 14 April 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

KKR Real Estate Finance Trust share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, KKR Real Estate Finance Trust's shares have ranged in value from as little as $11.9803 up to $21.49. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

KREF.US volatility(beta: 0.73)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 KKR Real Estate Finance Trust's is 0.727. This would suggest that KKR Real Estate Finance Trust's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

KKR Real Estate Finance Trust overview

KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc. , a mortgage real estate investment trust, focuses primarily on originating and acquiring senior loans secured by commercial real estate (CRE) assets. The company engages in the origination and purchase of credit investments related to commercial real estate, including leveraged and unleveraged commercial mortgage loans, and commercial mortgage-backed securities. It has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust and would not be subject to federal corporate income taxes if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in New York, New York. .

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