Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Horace Mann Educators (HMN) Stock Price

News articles about Horace Mann Educators (NYSE:HMN) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Horace Mann Educators earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the insurance provider an impact score of 45.0203603790775 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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A number of brokerages have issued reports on HMN. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Horace Mann Educators from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 13th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $43.00 price objective on shares of Horace Mann Educators and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 7th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Horace Mann Educators from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Horace Mann Educators currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $46.50.

Horace Mann Educators (NYSE HMN) opened at $44.05 on Friday. Horace Mann Educators has a 52 week low of $33.85 and a 52 week high of $47.65. The company has a market cap of $1,737.24, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.85 and a beta of 0.99. The company has a quick ratio of 0.08, a current ratio of 0.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.20.

Horace Mann Educators (NYSE:HMN) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 6th. The insurance provider reported $0.65 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.56 by $0.09. Horace Mann Educators had a net margin of 14.46% and a return on equity of 5.17%. The business had revenue of $303.00 million during the quarter. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.52 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 7.1% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts anticipate that Horace Mann Educators will post 2.3 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 30th. Shareholders of record on Monday, March 19th will be paid a $0.285 dividend. This is a boost from Horace Mann Educators’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.28. This represents a $1.14 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.59%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, March 16th. Horace Mann Educators’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 27.09%.

In other Horace Mann Educators news, CFO Bret A. Conklin sold 2,938 shares of Horace Mann Educators stock in a transaction on Tuesday, March 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $42.81, for a total value of $125,775.78. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 2.10% of the company’s stock.

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Horace Mann Educators Company Profile

Horace Mann Educators Corporation (HMEC) is an insurance holding company. Through its subsidiaries, HMEC markets and underwrites personal lines of property and casualty (primarily personal lines automobile and homeowners) insurance, retirement annuities (primarily tax-qualified products) and life insurance in the United States.

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