KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) stock is currently pricing at roughly $18.48. Our analysis shows that the stock is widely covered by equity research firms, and target prices are revealing. From a summary standpoint, we track the median one-year price target among 26 analysts covering the company at $21.00. That suggests shares of the stock may have another 12 percent to the upside left to run. Of those analysts we surveyed, the highest price target on recordsits at $23.00, which would imply another 76 percent in upside potential. If we look for a little more qualitative data on the range of expectations, we find in analyst notes that the stock has 9 “Buy” ratings in place. At the same time, 6 rate the stock a “strong buy”, suggesting more conviction in the story. As for the doubters, 14 equity research analyst firms call this stock a “Hold” and 0 consider it bad enough to warrant a “Sell” rating.
Analysts at Piper Jaffray took a look at KEY shares in a research note released on Apr 24, 2017, and issued a Overweight rating to this company. Sandler O’Neill analysts provided their own take on company recently as well. In a research note published on Jan 20, 2017,the house assigned a Hold rating to this stock. According to a piece that hit the wires on Dec 05, 2016, researchers at CLSA reconsidered their prior rating on the stock, and lowered it from Outperform Perform to Underperform.
KeyCorp (KEY) Cap Table Analysis
Breaking down the capitalization table is our next goal. From a bird’s eye view, Executives hold 0.61 percent of the stock.
If we take a more granular look, Henry L. Meyer,III is one of the largest owners in company capital stock among insiders. According to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, this investor owns 939,609 shares, representing a total current market value of roughly $17363974.32. Beth E. Mooney is another major player among company insiders, currently holding 739,258 shares as of less than 0.1%, carrying a current market value of $13661487.84. Gary M. Crosby is currently ranked as the number three insider in terms of representation on the cap table for the stock, holding 536,348 shares, valued at around $9911711.04 as of recent close.
We noted a few insider transactions for the stock recently as well.
In a transaction on 2017-02-21, the company’s Co-Pres., Key Community Bank Burke Edward J. sold 161,430 company shares for 3073630. That means, once accounting for this transaction, the Co-Pres., Key Community Bank is left with a stake of 117,042 shares, carrying a current total market value of $2162936. In addition, by means of a transaction dated 2017-02-14, Director COOLEY CHARLES P purchased 5 shares worth $90. After that transaction, this investor is left with a total holding of 25,005 shares, representing a total investment value of $462092.4. We also noted a 2017-02-10 transaction in which KEY Director, Corporate Center Evans Trina M sold 12,500 shares at a stock price of $18.23, carrying a total value of $227880, after which, this insider’s investment stands at 53,370 shares, with an overall financial value of $986278.
KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) Earnings View
In the company’s last quarter, KEY EPS moved to $0.32 from $0.31 compared sequentially with the prior quarter. Revenues for the company came in at $1.5BM. This stacks up against $1.56BM, on a sequential basis.
How does this compare with bottom and top-line expectations? Well, according to what we could find, analysts had been looking for the company to post net income of about $0.28 per share on $1.46BM in revenue. That sets up an interesting next quarter report card. We would note that analysts seem to be projecting earnings, on average, for this quarter in the range of $0.30 to $0.36. On a year-over-year basis, that compares with an EPS comp of $0.27.