Headlines about Brighthouse Financial (NASDAQ:BHF) have been trending positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Brighthouse Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 44.4997606888591 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
A number of research firms have weighed in on BHF. Zacks Investment Research lowered Brighthouse Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 5th. BidaskClub lowered Brighthouse Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, February 9th. Deutsche Bank began coverage on Brighthouse Financial in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. They set a “buy” rating and a $70.00 price objective for the company. Citigroup reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of Brighthouse Financial in a report on Thursday, February 22nd. Finally, UBS Group began coverage on Brighthouse Financial in a report on Friday, March 2nd. They set a “neutral” rating and a $58.00 price objective for the company. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $65.88.
Brighthouse Financial (NASDAQ:BHF) traded down $0.78 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $52.68. The company had a trading volume of 550,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 912,685. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26, a quick ratio of 0.47 and a current ratio of 0.47. Brighthouse Financial has a 52-week low of $50.76 and a 52-week high of $75.00.
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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