Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Brighthouse Financial (BHF) Share Price

Media stories about Brighthouse Financial (NASDAQ:BHF) have trended positive this week, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Brighthouse Financial earned a coverage optimism score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 44.6549940982885 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of Brighthouse Financial (NASDAQ BHF) traded up $0.86 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $54.06. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 581,050 shares, compared to its average volume of 909,399. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26, a current ratio of 0.47 and a quick ratio of 0.47. Brighthouse Financial has a 1-year low of $50.76 and a 1-year high of $75.00.

Brighthouse Financial (NASDAQ:BHF) last issued its earnings results on Monday, February 12th. The company reported $0.37 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.10 by ($1.73). The business had revenue of $1.88 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.01 billion. Brighthouse Financial’s revenue for the quarter was up 240.0% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts expect that Brighthouse Financial will post 9.3 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

BHF has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating and set a $63.00 price target on shares of Brighthouse Financial in a research note on Friday, February 23rd. Wells Fargo set a $64.00 price target on Brighthouse Financial and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, February 12th. BidaskClub raised Brighthouse Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, January 12th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered Brighthouse Financial from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating and set a $61.00 price target for the company. in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Brighthouse Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $68.00 price target for the company in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Brighthouse Financial presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $65.88.

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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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