Brighthouse Financial (BHF) Given Coverage Optimism Score of 0.30

Press coverage about Brighthouse Financial (NASDAQ:BHF) has been trending positive on Tuesday, according to Accern. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Brighthouse Financial earned a coverage optimism score of 0.30 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 46.0146377541705 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Several research analysts have recently commented on the company. Sandler O’Neill set a $53.00 target price on Brighthouse Financial and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Credit Suisse Group assumed coverage on Brighthouse Financial in a report on Wednesday, April 25th. They issued an “underperform” rating and a $44.00 target price on the stock. Citigroup reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Brighthouse Financial in a report on Thursday, June 28th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Brighthouse Financial from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 17th. Finally, Evercore ISI raised Brighthouse Financial from an “in-line” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $68.00 target price on the stock in a report on Friday. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $62.66.

Brighthouse Financial traded down $0.20, hitting $40.58, during trading on Tuesday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. The company had a trading volume of 23,841 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,410,277. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26, a quick ratio of 0.45 and a current ratio of 0.45. Brighthouse Financial has a 12 month low of $39.24 and a 12 month high of $75.00.

Brighthouse Financial (NASDAQ:BHF) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, May 7th. The company reported $2.36 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.03 by $0.33. Brighthouse Financial had a negative net margin of 1.25% and a positive return on equity of 5.93%. The firm had revenue of $2.15 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.07 billion. equities analysts predict that Brighthouse Financial will post 8.44 EPS for the current year.

Brighthouse Financial Company Profile

Brighthouse Financial, Inc provides a range of annuity and life insurance products in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Annuities, Life, and Run-off. It offers variable, fixed, index-linked, and income annuities for contract holders' needs for protected wealth accumulation on a tax-deferred basis, wealth transfer, and income security; and term, whole, universal, and variable life insurance products for policyholders' needs for financial security and protected wealth transfer.

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