Brighthouse Financial (BHF) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Analysis Shows

Media stories about Brighthouse Financial (NASDAQ:BHF) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Brighthouse Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 46.0602158478397 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

A number of research firms recently issued reports on BHF. BidaskClub lowered Brighthouse Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, February 9th. B. Riley reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Brighthouse Financial in a research note on Monday, November 6th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Brighthouse Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 5th. Wells Fargo & Co set a $64.00 target price on Brighthouse Financial and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, February 12th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Brighthouse Financial from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $66.53.

Shares of Brighthouse Financial (NASDAQ BHF) traded up $0.74 during trading on Monday, hitting $56.82. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 943,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 970,312. Brighthouse Financial has a one year low of $52.75 and a one year high of $75.00. 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 (NASDAQ:BHF) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, February 12th. The company reported $0.37 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.10 by ($1.73). The business had revenue of $1.88 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.01 billion. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 240.0% on a year-over-year basis. analysts expect that Brighthouse Financial will post 9.62 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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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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