Brighthouse Financial (BHF) Getting Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Shows

Media coverage about Brighthouse Financial (NASDAQ:BHF) has trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Brighthouse Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 44.4997606888591 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Brighthouse Financial stock traded down $1.22 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $52.61. The company had a trading volume of 199,549 shares, compared to its average volume of 884,762. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.25, a quick ratio of 0.47 and a current ratio of 0.45. Brighthouse Financial has a 52-week low of $50.76 and a 52-week high of $75.00.

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

Several research firms recently weighed in on BHF. Deutsche Bank began coverage on Brighthouse Financial in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. They set a “buy” rating and a $70.00 target price on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Brighthouse Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $68.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. BidaskClub raised Brighthouse Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, January 12th. Wells Fargo set a $64.00 target price on Brighthouse Financial and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, February 12th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating and set a $63.00 price objective on shares of Brighthouse Financial in a research note on Friday, February 23rd. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $65.88.

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About Brighthouse Financial

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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