Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Brighthouse Financial (NASDAQ:BHF) Share Price

Media stories about Brighthouse Financial (NASDAQ:BHF) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Brighthouse Financial earned a daily sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 46.0602158478397 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

A number of brokerages have recently commented on BHF. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Brighthouse Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 6th. UBS Group started coverage on shares of Brighthouse Financial in a report on Friday, March 2nd. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $58.00 price objective on the stock. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $63.00 price objective on shares of Brighthouse Financial in a report on Friday, February 23rd. Citigroup reissued a “sell” rating on shares of Brighthouse Financial in a report on Thursday, February 22nd. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co set a $64.00 price objective on shares of Brighthouse Financial and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, February 12th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $65.88.

Shares of Brighthouse Financial (NASDAQ:BHF) traded down $0.19 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $53.27. 117,138 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 902,398. The company has a current ratio of 0.47, a quick ratio of 0.47 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26. Brighthouse Financial has a twelve month low of $50.76 and a twelve month high of $75.00.

Brighthouse Financial (NASDAQ:BHF) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, February 12th. The company reported $0.37 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $2.10 by ($1.73). The business had revenue of $1.88 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.01 billion. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 240.0% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that Brighthouse Financial will post 9.3 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Brighthouse Financial Company Profile

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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