Media stories about Brighthouse Financial (NYSE:BHF) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Brighthouse Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 46.5996799490672 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- MetLife operating income falls, authorises $2 billion buyback (sg.finance.yahoo.com)
- Hurricane Costs Lower Results at MetLife, Allstate — WSJ (ih.advfn.com)
- MetLife Announces New $2 Billion Share Repurchase Authorization and Brighthouse Financial Exchange Offer (enhancedonlinenews.com)
- MetLife says operating income falls, authorizes $2 billion buyback (reuters.com)
- Valuing Brighthouse Financial. Is It Deeply Discounted? (seekingalpha.com)
BHF has been the topic of several research analyst reports. J P Morgan Chase & Co initiated coverage on Brighthouse Financial in a research report on Monday, July 24th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $78.00 price target on the stock. Royal Bank Of Canada started coverage on Brighthouse Financial in a research report on Monday, August 7th. They set a “sector perform” rating and a $77.00 price target on the stock. FBR & Co started coverage on Brighthouse Financial in a report on Monday, August 7th. They issued a “market perform” rating and a $72.00 target price on the stock. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods started coverage on Brighthouse Financial in a report on Monday, August 7th. They issued a “market perform” rating and a $65.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company started coverage on Brighthouse Financial in a report on Monday, August 7th. They issued a “market perform” rating and a $71.00 target price on the stock. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. Brighthouse Financial currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $68.92.
In other news, Director C Edward Chaplin acquired 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 13th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $55.03 per share, for a total transaction of $110,060.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 2,000 shares in the company, valued at $110,060. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.
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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