Horace Mann Educators (HMN) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Shows

Press coverage about Horace Mann Educators (NYSE:HMN) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. 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. Horace Mann Educators earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the insurance provider an impact score of 47.1873629263076 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of Horace Mann Educators (HMN) opened at $42.25 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,720.34, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.41 and a beta of 1.02. Horace Mann Educators has a 1-year low of $33.85 and a 1-year high of $47.65. The company has a quick ratio of 0.09, a current ratio of 0.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.18.

Horace Mann Educators (NYSE:HMN) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. The insurance provider reported $0.65 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.56 by $0.09. The company had revenue of $303.00 million during the quarter. Horace Mann Educators had a return on equity of 5.31% and a net margin of 14.46%. Horace Mann Educators’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.52 EPS. sell-side analysts expect that Horace Mann Educators will post 2.3 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Horace Mann Educators from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 13th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $43.00 price objective on Horace Mann Educators and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 7th.

In other news, Director Robert Stricker sold 3,829 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $45.75, for a total value of $175,176.75. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. 2.10% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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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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