Media stories about FBL Financial Group (NYSE:FFG) have trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. FBL Financial Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.44 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.1030968805343 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

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Shares of FBL Financial Group (FFG) traded up 0.15% on Friday, hitting $68.90. 23,048 shares of the company traded hands. FBL Financial Group has a 12 month low of $59.75 and a 12 month high of $82.60. The company has a market capitalization of $1.72 billion, a PE ratio of 14.95 and a beta of 0.88. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $67.33 and its 200-day moving average price is $66.09.

FBL Financial Group (NYSE:FFG) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The financial services provider reported $1.23 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.04 by $0.19. The firm had revenue of $189 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $181.63 million. FBL Financial Group had a net margin of 15.70% and a return on equity of 9.12%. FBL Financial Group’s quarterly revenue was up 4.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.02 EPS. On average, equities analysts predict that FBL Financial Group will post $4.45 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on FFG shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of FBL Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $72.00 price target for the company in a report on Monday, June 19th. BidaskClub raised shares of FBL Financial Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 11th.

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In other FBL Financial Group news, Director Scott Vanderwal sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.46, for a total transaction of $140,920.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 4,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $281,840. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 0.60% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

FBL Financial Group Company Profile

FBL Financial Group, Inc sells individual life insurance and annuity products under the brand name of Farm Bureau Financial Services. The Company’s segments are Annuity Segment, which sells a variety of traditional annuity products; Life Insurance Segment, which sells a range of traditional and universal life insurance products, and Corporate and Other segment, which provides various support operations, corporate capital and other product lines.

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