News headlines about Brighthouse Financial (NYSE:BHF) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Brighthouse Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 44.434223812077 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:
- Brighthouse Financial: Near-Term Headwinds Abound For This MetLife Spinoff – Benzinga (benzinga.com)
- Brighthouse Financial Inc (BHF) Now Covered by Analysts at Argus (americanbankingnews.com)
- Benzinga’s Top Upgrades, Downgrades For September 21, 2017 – Benzinga (benzinga.com)
- Sizzling Stocks – The Southern Company (NYSE:SO), Brighthouse Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:BHF), BancorpSouth, Inc … – Market Breaking Point (press release) (journalfinance.net)
Brighthouse Financial (NYSE:BHF) traded up 1.16% on Friday, reaching $58.35. 903,265 shares of the company traded hands. Brighthouse Financial has a one year low of $52.75 and a one year high of $75.00. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $57.40 and its 200 day moving average price is $54.50.
Several equities research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Sandler O’Neill assumed coverage on shares of Brighthouse Financial in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. They set a “hold” rating and a $60.00 target price for the company. Royal Bank Of Canada assumed coverage on shares of Brighthouse Financial in a research report on Monday, August 7th. They set a “sector perform” rating and a $77.00 target price for the company. Wells Fargo & Co reissued a “hold” rating and set a $64.00 target price on shares of Brighthouse Financial in a research report on Tuesday, August 15th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods began coverage on shares of Brighthouse Financial in a report on Monday, August 7th. They set a “market perform” rating and a $65.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Morgan Stanley began coverage on shares of Brighthouse Financial in a report on Monday, August 14th. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $74.00 price target on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. Brighthouse Financial has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $69.45.
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In other news, Director C Edward Chaplin acquired 2,000 shares of Brighthouse Financial stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 13th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $55.03 per share, for a total transaction of $110,060.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 2,000 shares in the company, valued at $110,060. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.
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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