Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Brighthouse Financial (BHF) Share Price

Media coverage about Brighthouse Financial (NASDAQ:BHF) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog 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. Brighthouse Financial earned a coverage optimism score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 47.1886982334142 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Several research firms have recently weighed in on BHF. BidaskClub upgraded Brighthouse Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Brighthouse Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $68.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. Deutsche Bank began coverage on Brighthouse Financial in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $70.00 target price on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded Brighthouse Financial from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating and set a $61.00 target price on the stock. in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded Brighthouse Financial from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $66.53.

Shares of Brighthouse Financial (NASDAQ:BHF) traded up $0.11 during trading on Friday, reaching $65.36. The company had a trading volume of 843,288 shares, compared to its average volume of 790,973. Brighthouse Financial has a 52-week low of $52.75 and a 52-week high of $75.00. The stock has a market capitalization of $7,830.00 and a P/E ratio of -2.78. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26, a quick ratio of 0.47 and a current ratio of 0.47.

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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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