Brighthouse Financial (BHF) Earning Favorable Press Coverage, Analysis Shows

Media headlines about Brighthouse Financial (NASDAQ:BHF) have been trending positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. 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. Brighthouse Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 46.5982208029233 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of Brighthouse Financial (BHF) traded up $0.70 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $64.19. The stock had a trading volume of 759,711 shares, compared to its average volume of 575,275. Brighthouse Financial has a twelve month low of $52.75 and a twelve month high of $75.00. 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 (NASDAQ:BHF) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The company reported $2.45 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.15 by $0.30. sell-side analysts anticipate that Brighthouse Financial will post 1.51 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

BHF has been the subject of several research analyst reports. ValuEngine cut Brighthouse Financial from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Deutsche Bank initiated coverage on Brighthouse Financial in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $70.00 price objective for the company. BidaskClub upgraded Brighthouse Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, January 12th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Brighthouse Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $68.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. Finally, B. Riley reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Brighthouse Financial in a research report on Monday, November 6th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $66.53.

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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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