Headlines about Voya Financial (NYSE:VOYA) have been trending positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Voya Financial earned a news sentiment score of 0.37 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the asset manager an impact score of 74 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:
- (VOYA) Shares now up at $37.11 Voya Financial Announces Partial… (highlightpress.com)
- BRIEF-Voya Financial announces partial redemption of 2.900% senior notes (reuters.com)
- (VOYA) Shares now up at $37.11 Voya Financial Announces Partial… – Highlight Press (highlightpress.com)
- Voya Financial Announces Partial Redemption of 2.900% Senior Notes – PR Newswire (press release) (prnewswire.com)
Shares of Voya Financial (VOYA) opened at 37.38 on Thursday. The firm’s market capitalization is $6.95 billion. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $35.87 and a 200-day moving average price of $38.49. Voya Financial has a 12-month low of $23.77 and a 12-month high of $42.96.
Voya Financial (NYSE:VOYA) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 3rd. The asset manager reported $0.81 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.74 by $0.07. The business had revenue of $303.20 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $293.84 million. Voya Financial had a negative net margin of 7.64% and a positive return on equity of 3.78%. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.55 earnings per share. Equities analysts predict that Voya Financial will post $3.55 EPS for the current year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, June 29th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, May 31st were paid a $0.01 dividend. This represents a $0.04 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.11%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, May 26th. Voya Financial’s dividend payout ratio is presently -1.02%.
VOYA has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Citigroup Inc. set a $51.00 target price on Voya Financial and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, May 8th. J P Morgan Chase & Co cut their target price on Voya Financial from $39.00 to $38.00 and set an “underweight” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, April 3rd. ValuEngine upgraded Voya Financial from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday. BidaskClub upgraded Voya Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 16th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $44.00 price target on shares of Voya Financial in a research note on Wednesday. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $44.20.
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In other Voya Financial news, Chairman Rodney O. Martin, Jr. purchased 8,475 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, June 2nd. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $35.29 per share, with a total value of $299,082.75. Following the completion of the purchase, the chairman now directly owns 114,221 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,030,859.09. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider Michael S. Smith purchased 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, June 2nd. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $35.24 per share, with a total value of $176,200.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the insider now directly owns 69,142 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,436,564.08. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders own 0.17% of the company’s stock.
About Voya Financial
Voya Financial, Inc is a retirement, investment and insurance company. The Company operates through five segments: Retirement, Investment Management, Annuities, Individual Life and Employee Benefits. The Retirement segment is a provider of retirement services and products in the United States. The Investment Management segment offers domestic and international fixed income, equity, multi-asset and alternatives products and solutions.
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