Media stories about CNO Financial Group (NYSE:CNO) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. CNO Financial Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.43 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.5505870439883 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- Why CNO Financial (CNO) is Such a Great Value Stock Pick Right Now (finance.yahoo.com)
- Wells Fargo Analysts Give CNO Financial Group (CNO) a $22.00 Price Target (americanbankingnews.com)
- MetLife Bolsters Operations in China With Tencent's WeSure (finance.yahoo.com)
- XL Group's Brand Improves Profile Via Technological Upgrade (finance.yahoo.com)
- Triple-S Management (GTS) vs. CNO Financial Group (CNO) Critical Analysis (americanbankingnews.com)
A number of analysts have commented on CNO shares. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $24.00 price target on shares of CNO Financial Group in a research report on Thursday, December 21st. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of CNO Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 26th. Wells Fargo set a $25.00 price target on shares of CNO Financial Group and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 13th. ValuEngine cut shares of CNO Financial Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Finally, William Blair initiated coverage on shares of CNO Financial Group in a report on Monday, March 12th. They set an “outperform” rating on the stock. One equities 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 given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $24.17.
CNO Financial Group (NYSE:CNO) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 13th. The financial services provider reported $0.61 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.41 by $0.20. CNO Financial Group had a net margin of 4.09% and a return on equity of 6.63%. The firm had revenue of $1.09 billion for the quarter. equities research analysts forecast that CNO Financial Group will post 2.03 EPS for the current year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 23rd. Investors of record on Friday, March 9th were issued a $0.09 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, March 8th. This represents a $0.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.60%. CNO Financial Group’s dividend payout ratio is presently 17.82%.
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CNO Financial Group Company Profile
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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