Should you buy Kearny Financial Corp. stock? (NasdaqGS:KRNY). Let's see how it does in our automated value investing analysis system.
(Kearny Financial Corp. stock price per share)
||KRNY Fair Price
(based on intrinsic value)
|KRNY Safety Price (based on a variable margin of safety)||$8.72|
|PE Ratio versus Sector||8% higher than other Financial stocks|
|PE Ratio versus Industry||0% lower than other Unknown stocks|
|Free Cash Flow Jitter||13%|
|Dividend Yield||4%||Shares Shorted||3,131,136|
This stock has short interest! This means that people have shorted it.
Why does that matter? They've made a bet that price will decrease from where they bought it. Maybe there are financial problems, or maybe there's a value play.
As of the latest analysis, there are 3,131,136 shares shorted. With 58,153,504 shares available for purchase and an average trading volume over the past 10 trading days of 224,140, it would take at least 13.97 days for all of the short holders to cover their shorts.
What does this mean to you? At this volume, it'll take more than two trading weeks for shorts to cover. This may indicate a short squeeze play would work! If this stock has good fundamentals and it'll take a while for the short holders to cover, buying now could net you bigger short-term technical gains if and as the price rises.
We believe that Kearny Financial Corp. may be worth examining further. It's making money, which is a very positive sign. Is it on sale?
Kearny Financial Corp. looks like a price in the fair value range. Based on our analysis—if the company keeps making money the way it has been—you could be looking at a good stock. See Before You Buy for your next steps.
Does Kearny Financial Corp. have a coherent story? Does it have a plan to continue to make money? Is it worth your time? Only you can decide where to go from here. Our investment guide helps you ask the right questions, including how to buy stocks. Use these research links for more information.
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