Brighthouse Financial (BHF) Earning Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Finds

Media headlines about Brighthouse Financial (NASDAQ:BHF) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Brighthouse Financial earned a daily sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 47.8607393135648 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Brighthouse Financial (NASDAQ BHF) traded down $2.14 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $63.22. The company had a trading volume of 887,858 shares, compared to its average volume of 790,176. The stock has a market capitalization of $7,570.00 and a PE ratio of -2.69. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26, a quick ratio of 0.47 and a current ratio of 0.47. Brighthouse Financial has a 12 month low of $52.75 and a 12 month high of $75.00.

Brighthouse Financial (NASDAQ:BHF) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The company reported $2.45 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.15 by $0.30. equities research analysts anticipate that Brighthouse Financial will post 1.51 EPS for the current fiscal year.

BHF has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. BidaskClub upgraded Brighthouse Financial from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, January 6th. FBR & Co restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Brighthouse Financial in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. Argus initiated coverage on Brighthouse Financial in a research note on Thursday, September 21st. They issued a “hold” rating for the company. B. Riley restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Brighthouse Financial in a research note on Monday, November 6th. Finally, Deutsche Bank initiated coverage on Brighthouse Financial in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $70.00 price target for the company. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Brighthouse Financial presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $66.53.

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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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