Media stories about CNO Financial Group (NYSE:CNO) have trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. 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 news impact score of 0.49 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.834456115677 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- Willis Towers & Plug and Play Tie Up, Launch New Platform (finance.yahoo.com)
- What Analysts Are Saying about American International Group (finance.yahoo.com)
- CNO Financial Group (CNO) Stock Rating Upgraded by ValuEngine (americanbankingnews.com)
- CNO Financial Group (CNO) Down 4% Since Earnings Report: Can It Rebound? (finance.yahoo.com)
- Bankers Life and Alzheimer’s Association Team Up to Raise Awareness For Alzheimer’s disease (finance.yahoo.com)
Shares of CNO Financial Group stock traded down $0.38 during trading on Thursday, reaching $22.49. The company had a trading volume of 241,907 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,137,843. 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 $3,809.78, a PE ratio of 22.64, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.12 and a beta of 1.14. The company has a quick ratio of 0.15, a current ratio of 0.15 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 23rd. Investors of record on Friday, March 9th will be issued a dividend of $0.09 per share. This represents a $0.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.60%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 8th. CNO Financial Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 35.64%.
CNO has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $24.00 price target on shares of CNO Financial Group in a report on Thursday, December 21st. ValuEngine upgraded CNO Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 7th. William Blair initiated coverage on CNO Financial Group in a report on Monday, March 12th. They set an “outperform” rating for the company. Zacks Investment Research cut CNO Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 26th. Finally, Wells Fargo set a $25.00 target price on CNO Financial Group and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 13th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $24.17.
About CNO Financial Group
CNO Financial Group, Inc, through its subsidiaries, develops, markets, and administers health insurance, annuity, individual life insurance, and other insurance products for senior and middle-income markets in the United States. It operates through Bankers Life, Washington National, Colonial Penn, and Long-Term Care in Run Off segments.
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