KeyCorp (KEY) Insider Christopher M. Gorman Sells 56,038 Shares of Stock

KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) insider Christopher M. Gorman sold 56,038 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $20.97, for a total transaction of $1,175,116.86. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) traded up $0.07 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $21.02. 6,807,268 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 10,920,000. KeyCorp has a 12 month low of $16.28 and a 12 month high of $22.22. The company has a market capitalization of $22,600.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.68, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.32 and a beta of 1.04. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.02, a quick ratio of 0.88 and a current ratio of 0.89.

KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 18th. The financial services provider reported $0.36 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.36. KeyCorp had a net margin of 18.06% and a return on equity of 10.66%. The company had revenue of $1.59 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.58 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.31 earnings per share. research analysts expect that KeyCorp will post 1.67 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 15th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, February 27th will be given a $0.105 dividend. This represents a $0.42 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.00%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, February 26th. KeyCorp’s dividend payout ratio is 33.33%.

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Boston Partners bought a new position in KeyCorp during the third quarter worth $356,111,000. Eaton Vance Management increased its position in KeyCorp by 77.6% during the fourth quarter. Eaton Vance Management now owns 11,100,824 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $223,904,000 after acquiring an additional 4,850,008 shares during the period. Two Sigma Investments LP increased its position in KeyCorp by 24,671.7% during the fourth quarter. Two Sigma Investments LP now owns 2,948,598 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $59,473,000 after acquiring an additional 2,960,598 shares during the period. APG Asset Management N.V. increased its position in KeyCorp by 45.9% during the fourth quarter. APG Asset Management N.V. now owns 7,944,416 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $133,443,000 after acquiring an additional 2,497,702 shares during the period. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC bought a new position in KeyCorp during the fourth quarter worth $49,676,000. 82.19% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Several equities analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of KeyCorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday. Oppenheimer reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of KeyCorp in a research report on Monday, January 22nd. Deutsche Bank raised shares of KeyCorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price objective for the company from $23.00 to $24.00 in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. Sandler O’Neill reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $21.50 price objective on shares of KeyCorp in a research report on Friday, January 19th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of KeyCorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 22nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and eighteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $22.07.

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About KeyCorp

KeyCorp is a bank holding company. The Company is a bank-based financial services company. The Company operates through its subsidiary, KeyBank National Association (KeyBank), which is engaged in providing banking services. Through KeyBank and other subsidiaries, it provides a range of retail and commercial banking, commercial leasing, investment management, consumer finance, and investment banking products and services to individual, corporate and institutional clients.

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