Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Brighthouse Fin (BHF) Share Price
News headlines about Brighthouse Fin (NASDAQ:BHF) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Brighthouse Fin earned a daily sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 44.9085363754509 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
Brighthouse Fin (NASDAQ:BHF) opened at 57.10 on Thursday. Brighthouse Fin has a 12 month low of $54.90 and a 12 month high of $75.00. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $56.48 and its 200 day moving average price is $54.01.
A number of research firms recently commented on BHF. Citigroup Inc. reaffirmed a “sell” rating and set a $50.00 target price on shares of Brighthouse Fin in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. FBR & Co reaffirmed a “market perform” rating and set a $72.00 target price on shares of Brighthouse Fin in a report on Monday, August 7th. Royal Bank Of Canada began coverage on Brighthouse Fin in a report on Monday, August 7th. They set a “sector perform” rating and a $77.00 target price for the company. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods began coverage on Brighthouse Fin in a report on Monday, August 7th. They set a “market perform” rating and a $65.00 target price for the company. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co began coverage on Brighthouse Fin in a report on Monday, August 7th. They set a “market perform” rating and a $71.00 target price for the company. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and six have assigned a hold rating to the stock. Brighthouse Fin has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $69.14.
Brighthouse Fin 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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