Headlines about Brighthouse Financial (NYSE:BHF) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Brighthouse Financial earned a daily sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 44.9264408148131 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:
- Brighthouse Financial Inc (BHF) to Post FY2017 Earnings of $9.10 Per Share, FBR & Co Forecasts (americanbankingnews.com)
- FBR & Co Research Analysts Lift Earnings Estimates for Brighthouse Financial Inc (BHF) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Technical Story: Brighthouse Financial, Inc. (BHF) stands 2.95 … – Voice Of Analysts (analystsbuzz.com)
- Brighthouse Financial : Leaps Into the Annuity Future (4-traders.com)
- Stocks in Queue: Brighthouse Financial, Inc., (NASDAQ:BHF), BioLine Rx Ltd, (NASDAQ:BLRX) – Stocks In The News (press release) (tradingnewsnow.com)
Brighthouse Financial (BHF) traded down 0.40% during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $60.43. 457,741 shares of the company traded hands. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $57.70 and a 200-day moving average price of $55.84. Brighthouse Financial has a one year low of $52.75 and a one year high of $75.00.
A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on BHF. Argus began coverage on shares of Brighthouse Financial in a research note on Thursday, September 21st. They set a “hold” rating on the stock. Bank of America Corporation raised shares of Brighthouse Financial from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $63.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Friday, September 8th. Sandler O’Neill began coverage on shares of Brighthouse Financial in a research note on Tuesday, September 5th. They set a “hold” rating and a $60.00 target price on the stock. Wells Fargo & Company reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $64.00 target price on shares of Brighthouse Financial in a research note on Tuesday, August 15th. Finally, Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on shares of Brighthouse Financial in a research note on Monday, August 14th. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $74.00 target price on the stock. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $69.45.
In other Brighthouse Financial news, Director C Edward Chaplin bought 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 13th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $55.03 per share, with a total value of $110,060.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 2,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $110,060. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.
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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