Voya Financial (VOYA) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Finds

News headlines about Voya Financial (NYSE:VOYA) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Voya Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the asset manager an impact score of 46.1571780298637 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

Several equities analysts have issued reports on the company. BidaskClub upgraded Voya Financial from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $46.00 price target (up previously from $44.00) on shares of Voya Financial in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. ValuEngine downgraded Voya Financial from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, August 7th. Wells Fargo & Company reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Voya Financial in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) assumed coverage on Voya Financial in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $46.00 price target for the company. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $46.89.

Shares of Voya Financial (NYSE VOYA) opened at 40.68 on Friday. Voya Financial has a 12-month low of $28.96 and a 12-month high of $42.96. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $39.26 and its 200-day moving average price is $37.70. The firm’s market cap is $7.31 billion.

Voya Financial (NYSE:VOYA) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The asset manager reported $0.67 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.85 by ($0.18). The firm had revenue of $272.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $318.84 million. Voya Financial had a positive return on equity of 3.68% and a negative net margin of 7.67%. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.79 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Voya Financial will post $3.35 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 28th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 30th will be given a dividend of $0.01 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 29th. This represents a $0.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.10%. Voya Financial’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -1.04%.

In other news, insider Kevin D. Silva sold 8,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.28, for a total transaction of $342,380.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 5,379 shares in the company, valued at approximately $216,666.12. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. 0.17% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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Voya Financial Company Profile

Voya Financial, Inc is a retirement, investment and insurance company. The Company operates through five segments: Retirement, Investment Management, Annuities, Individual Life and Employee Benefits. The Retirement segment is a provider of retirement services and products in the United States. The Investment Management segment offers domestic and international fixed income, equity, multi-asset and alternatives products and solutions.

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