Horace Mann Educators (HMN) Given Daily Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.11

Press coverage about Horace Mann Educators (NYSE:HMN) has trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Horace Mann Educators earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.1402947380516 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

A number of analysts have commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Horace Mann Educators from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. TheStreet raised Horace Mann Educators from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 27th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods raised Horace Mann Educators from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $37.00 price target for the company in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. Finally, BidaskClub raised Horace Mann Educators from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 18th.

Shares of Horace Mann Educators (HMN) opened at $46.30 on Wednesday. Horace Mann Educators has a 52-week low of $33.85 and a 52-week high of $47.65. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.18, a quick ratio of 0.09 and a current ratio of 0.09. The company has a market capitalization of $1,905.26, a PE ratio of 29.28 and a beta of 1.17.

Horace Mann Educators (NYSE:HMN) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. The insurance provider reported $0.69 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.47. The business had revenue of $289.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $293.10 million. Horace Mann Educators had a return on equity of 4.94% and a net margin of 5.56%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down .5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.58 EPS. equities analysts forecast that Horace Mann Educators will post 1.7 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, Director Robert Stricker sold 3,829 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $45.75, for a total value of $175,176.75. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Insiders own 2.40% of the company’s stock.

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About Horace Mann Educators

Horace Mann Educators Corporation (HMEC) is an insurance holding company. Through its subsidiaries, HMEC markets and underwrites personal lines of property and casualty (primarily personal lines automobile and homeowners) insurance, retirement annuities (primarily tax-qualified products) and life insurance in the United States.

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