Brighthouse Financial (BHF) Getting Positive Press Coverage, Accern Reports

Media headlines about Brighthouse Financial (NASDAQ:BHF) have trended positive on Sunday, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Brighthouse Financial earned a daily sentiment score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 46.5982208029233 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. BidaskClub raised Brighthouse Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, January 12th. Goldman Sachs Group assumed coverage on Brighthouse Financial in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $63.00 price objective for the company. FBR & Co reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Brighthouse Financial in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. Zacks Investment Research raised Brighthouse Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $68.00 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, January 4th. Finally, Deutsche Bank assumed coverage on Brighthouse Financial in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $70.00 price objective for the company. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $66.53.

Shares of Brighthouse Financial (NASDAQ:BHF) traded up $0.70 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $64.19. The company had a trading volume of 759,711 shares, compared to its average volume of 575,275. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26, a current ratio of 0.47 and a quick ratio of 0.47. Brighthouse Financial has a 52-week low of $52.75 and a 52-week high of $75.00.

Brighthouse Financial (NASDAQ:BHF) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The company reported $2.45 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.15 by $0.30. sell-side analysts predict that Brighthouse Financial will post 1.51 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Brighthouse Financial Company Profile

Brighthouse Financial, Inc is a provider of life insurance and annuity products in the United States. The Company offers a range of products and services, which include variable, fixed, index-linked and income annuities, as well as variable, universal, term and whole life products. These products and services are marketed through various third party retail distribution channels in the United States.

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