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

News coverage about Horace Mann Educators (NYSE:HMN) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Horace Mann Educators earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.2159227586887 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

A number of research analysts recently commented on the company. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods upgraded Horace Mann Educators from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $37.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday, September 5th. TheStreet downgraded Horace Mann Educators from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Monday, August 28th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Horace Mann Educators from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Horace Mann Educators from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 18th.

Horace Mann Educators (NYSE HMN) opened at $45.00 on Monday. The company has a market capitalization of $1,830.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.13 and a beta of 1.17. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.18, a quick ratio of 0.09 and a current ratio of 0.09. Horace Mann Educators has a 52 week low of $33.85 and a 52 week high of $47.65.

Horace Mann Educators (NYSE:HMN) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. The insurance provider reported $0.69 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.47. The firm had revenue of $289.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $293.10 million. Horace Mann Educators had a return on equity of 4.94% and a net margin of 5.56%. The firm’s revenue was down .5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.58 EPS. analysts anticipate that Horace Mann Educators will post 1.7 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Investors of record on Monday, December 18th will be paid a dividend of $0.275 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 15th. This represents a $1.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.44%. Horace Mann Educators’s payout ratio is currently 71.43%.

In related news, Director Robert Stricker sold 3,829 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $45.75, for a total transaction of $175,176.75. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. 2.10% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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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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