Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Voya Financial (NYSE:VOYA) Share Price

News articles about Voya Financial (NYSE:VOYA) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Voya Financial earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the asset manager an impact score of 44.6156083077547 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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

VOYA has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Sandler O’Neill raised shares of Voya Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, November 13th. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $55.00 price objective on shares of Voya Financial in a research report on Friday, December 22nd. Evercore ISI raised shares of Voya Financial from an “in-line” rating to an “outperform” rating and increased their price objective for the company from $47.00 to $60.00 in a research report on Thursday, December 21st. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “buy” rating and issued a $55.00 price target on shares of Voya Financial in a research note on Thursday, December 21st. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group started coverage on shares of Voya Financial in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $46.00 price target on the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $52.18.

Voya Financial (VOYA) traded down $0.32 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $48.59. 767,418 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,191,779. The company has a current ratio of 0.14, a quick ratio of 0.14 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.44. Voya Financial has a 52-week low of $33.53 and a 52-week high of $54.87. The company has a market cap of $9,228.21, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.70, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.65 and a beta of 1.61.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, March 28th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, February 28th will be given a dividend of $0.01 per share. This represents a $0.04 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.08%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, February 27th. Voya Financial’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is -2.23%.

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About Voya Financial

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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