Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Brighthouse Financial (BHF) Stock Price

News headlines about Brighthouse Financial (NASDAQ:BHF) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Brighthouse Financial earned a news impact score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 44.7606132313447 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

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NASDAQ:BHF traded up $0.58 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $50.51. 613,754 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 883,166. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.25, a current ratio of 0.45 and a quick ratio of 0.45. Brighthouse Financial has a 12-month low of $49.05 and a 12-month high of $75.00.

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

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Deutsche Bank assumed coverage on shares of Brighthouse Financial in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. They set a “buy” rating and a $70.00 price objective for the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Brighthouse Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $68.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of 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 shares of Brighthouse Financial and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, February 12th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $63.00 price objective on shares of Brighthouse Financial in a research note on Friday, February 23rd. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. Brighthouse Financial presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $65.13.

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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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