Horace Mann Educators Corporation (NYSE: HMN) recently received a number of ratings updates from brokerages and research firms:

  • 8/28/2017 – Horace Mann Educators Corporation was downgraded by analysts at TheStreet from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating.
  • 8/18/2017 – Horace Mann Educators Corporation was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 8/18/2017 – Horace Mann Educators Corporation had its “sell” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. They now have a $35.00 price target on the stock.
  • 8/11/2017 – Horace Mann Educators Corporation was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 7/24/2017 – Horace Mann Educators Corporation was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating.
  • 7/14/2017 – Horace Mann Educators Corporation was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. According to Zacks, “Horace Mann Educators Corporation is a multiline insurance holding company that targets the US educator market. The company and its subsidiaries, Horace Mann Insurance Co., Teachers Insurance Co., Horace Mann Life Insurance Co., and Allegiance Insurance Co., provide retirement annuities, automobile insurance, homeowners insurance, and life insurance to elementary and secondary teachers, administrators, and education support personnel in public and private schools. The company also offers group life and health insurance to school districts. “

Shares of Horace Mann Educators Corporation (NYSE:HMN) traded down 0.71% during trading on Friday, hitting $34.90. 35,182 shares of the company traded hands. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $36.61 and a 200 day moving average price of $38.70. The company has a market capitalization of $1.42 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.50 and a beta of 1.05. Horace Mann Educators Corporation has a 52 week low of $33.30 and a 52 week high of $44.15.

Horace Mann Educators Corporation (NYSE:HMN) last released its earnings results on Monday, July 24th. The insurance provider reported $0.02 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.11 by $0.09. The firm had revenue of $291.40 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $290.40 million. Horace Mann Educators Corporation had a return on equity of 4.56% and a net margin of 5.59%. Horace Mann Educators Corporation’s revenue was up 2.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.25 EPS. On average, analysts expect that Horace Mann Educators Corporation will post $1.48 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, CFO Bret A. Conklin sold 4,085 shares of Horace Mann Educators Corporation stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $37.95, for a total transaction of $155,025.75. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 2.10% of the company’s stock.

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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