Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Brighthouse Financial (BHF) Share Price

News stories about Brighthouse Financial (NASDAQ:BHF) have trended positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of 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 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 46.8442762307911 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on BHF shares. ValuEngine downgraded Brighthouse Financial from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Deutsche Bank started coverage on Brighthouse Financial in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $70.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Brighthouse Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $68.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. BidaskClub upgraded Brighthouse Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, January 12th. Finally, Argus started coverage on Brighthouse Financial in a research report on Thursday, September 21st. They issued a “hold” rating on the stock. 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 currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $66.53.

Brighthouse Financial (BHF) traded up $1.14 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $64.36. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 508,344 shares, compared to its average volume of 777,925. Brighthouse Financial has a twelve month low of $52.75 and a twelve month high of $75.00. The company has a quick ratio of 0.47, a current ratio of 0.47 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26. The stock has a market capitalization of $7,710.00 and a P/E ratio of -2.74.

Brighthouse Financial (NASDAQ:BHF) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The company reported $2.45 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.15 by $0.30. analysts expect that Brighthouse Financial will post 1.51 earnings per share for the current year.

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About Brighthouse Financial

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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