News headlines about Brighthouse Financial (NYSE:BHF) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Brighthouse Financial earned a daily sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 44.7003616437431 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on BHF shares. Morgan Stanley started coverage on Brighthouse Financial in a research report on Monday, August 14th. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $74.00 target price on the stock. Wells Fargo & Company restated a “hold” rating and set a $64.00 target price on shares of Brighthouse Financial in a research report on Tuesday, August 15th. Evercore ISI started coverage on Brighthouse Financial in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. They set an “in-line” rating and a $68.00 target price on the stock. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods started coverage on Brighthouse Financial in a research report on Monday, August 7th. They set a “market perform” rating and a $65.00 target price on the stock. Finally, FBR & Co started coverage on Brighthouse Financial in a research report on Monday, August 7th. They set a “market perform” rating and a $72.00 target price on the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $71.22.

Brighthouse Financial (NYSE:BHF) traded up 0.40% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $55.54. The company had a trading volume of 1,080,305 shares. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $56.48 and its 200 day moving average is $54.01. Brighthouse Financial has a 1-year low of $54.90 and a 1-year high of $75.00.

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Brighthouse Financial Company Profile

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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