News stories about Fidelity and Guaranty Life (NYSE:FGL) have trended somewhat negative recently, AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group, a division of Accern, rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. AlphaOne ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Fidelity and Guaranty Life earned a coverage optimism score of -0.10 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 0 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Alpha One Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Fidelity and Guaranty Life (NYSE:FGL)

Shares of Fidelity and Guaranty Life (NYSE:FGL) traded up 0.16% during trading on Friday, hitting $31.20. The stock had a trading volume of 351,843 shares. Fidelity and Guaranty Life has a 52 week low of $21.10 and a 52 week high of $31.30. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $29.53 and its 200 day moving average price is $26.66. The company has a market capitalization of $1.82 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.73 and a beta of 0.91.

Fidelity and Guaranty Life (NYSE:FGL) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, May 3rd. The financial services provider reported $0.62 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.62. Fidelity and Guaranty Life had a net margin of 13.16% and a return on equity of 9.10%. The business had revenue of $375 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $295 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.73 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 60.9% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts predict that Fidelity and Guaranty Life will post $2.65 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, June 5th. Stockholders of record on Monday, May 22nd were given a dividend of $0.065 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, May 18th. This represents a $0.26 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.83%. Fidelity and Guaranty Life’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 8.93%.

Several analysts have issued reports on FGL shares. Sandler O’Neill lowered Fidelity and Guaranty Life from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 24th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Fidelity and Guaranty Life from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 11th.

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Fidelity and Guaranty Life Company Profile

Fidelity & Guaranty Life (FGL) is a holding company focused on obtaining controlling equity stakes in companies that operate across various industries. FGL’s primary business is the sale of individual life insurance products and annuities through independent agents, managing general agents, and specialty brokerage firms and in selected institutional markets.

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