Brighthouse Financial (BHF) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Report Finds

Press coverage about Brighthouse Financial (NASDAQ:BHF) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. 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 news impact score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.0602158478397 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Shares of Brighthouse Financial (NASDAQ:BHF) traded down $0.19 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $53.27. The stock had a trading volume of 117,138 shares, compared to its average volume of 902,398. The company has a current ratio of 0.47, a quick ratio of 0.47 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26. Brighthouse Financial has a twelve month low of $50.76 and a twelve month high of $75.00.

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

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on BHF. Zacks Investment Research lowered Brighthouse Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 5th. BidaskClub lowered Brighthouse Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, February 9th. Deutsche Bank began coverage on Brighthouse Financial in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. They set a “buy” rating and a $70.00 price objective on the stock. Citigroup reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of Brighthouse Financial in a report on Thursday, February 22nd. Finally, UBS Group began coverage on Brighthouse Financial in a report on Friday, March 2nd. They set a “neutral” rating and a $58.00 price objective on the stock. Three investment 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. Brighthouse Financial presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $65.88.

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Brighthouse Financial Company Profile

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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