Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect FBL Financial Group (FFG) Stock Price

News articles about FBL Financial Group (NYSE:FFG) have been trending positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. FBL Financial Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.34 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.0714963619668 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of FBL Financial Group (FFG) opened at $74.00 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 0.03, a quick ratio of 0.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08. FBL Financial Group has a 1-year low of $59.75 and a 1-year high of $79.70. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,850.00, a PE ratio of 16.48 and a beta of 0.90.

FBL Financial Group (NYSE:FFG) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The financial services provider reported $1.03 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.12 by ($0.09). The firm had revenue of $181.56 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $184.51 million. FBL Financial Group had a net margin of 15.30% and a return on equity of 8.93%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up .2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.20 earnings per share. sell-side analysts predict that FBL Financial Group will post 4.35 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 29th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 15th were paid a $0.44 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 14th. This represents a $1.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.38%. FBL Financial Group’s dividend payout ratio is presently 39.20%.

A number of analysts have weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded FBL Financial Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. ValuEngine upgraded FBL Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st.

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FBL Financial Group Company Profile

FBL Financial Group, Inc sells individual life insurance and annuity products under the brand name of Farm Bureau Financial Services. The Company’s segments are Annuity Segment, which sells a variety of traditional annuity products; Life Insurance Segment, which sells a range of traditional and universal life insurance products, and Corporate and Other segment, which provides various support operations, corporate capital and other product lines.

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