Media coverage about CNO Financial Group (NYSE:CNO) has trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. CNO Financial Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.43 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.5505870439883 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
A number of equities analysts recently commented on CNO shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of CNO Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 26th. William Blair started coverage on shares of CNO Financial Group in a research note on Monday. They set an “outperform” rating for the company. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $24.00 target price on shares of CNO Financial Group in a research note on Thursday, December 21st. Wells Fargo & Co set a $25.00 target price on shares of CNO Financial Group and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 13th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of CNO Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $24.17.
CNO Financial Group (CNO) opened at $22.77 on Wednesday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.15, a current ratio of 0.15 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53. CNO Financial Group has a 12 month low of $19.37 and a 12 month high of $26.47. The stock has a market cap of $3,766.39, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.54, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.13 and a beta of 1.14.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 23rd. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 9th will be paid a $0.09 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 8th. This represents a $0.36 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.58%. CNO Financial Group’s dividend payout ratio is presently 35.64%.
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CNO Financial Group Company Profile
CNO Financial Group, Inc is a holding company for a group of insurance companies operating throughout the United States that develops, markets and administers health insurance, annuity, individual life insurance and other insurance products. The Company’s segments include Bankers Life, Washington National and Colonial Penn.
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