Media coverage about American Equity Investment Life Holding (NYSE:AEL) has trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. American Equity Investment Life Holding earned a news sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.4124812482582 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

American Equity Investment Life Holding (NYSE:AEL) opened at 29.61 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $2.63 billion, a P/E ratio of 13.64 and a beta of 2.52. American Equity Investment Life Holding has a 1-year low of $15.39 and a 1-year high of $29.89. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $28.15 and a 200 day moving average of $26.05.

American Equity Investment Life Holding (NYSE:AEL) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The financial services provider reported $0.71 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.59 by $0.12. American Equity Investment Life Holding had a net margin of 6.48% and a return on equity of 6.84%. The firm had revenue of $819.10 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $531.83 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.60 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 49.0% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts anticipate that American Equity Investment Life Holding will post $2.63 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on AEL shares. Royal Bank Of Canada lifted their target price on shares of American Equity Investment Life Holding from $28.00 to $30.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, August 4th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of American Equity Investment Life Holding from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd. ValuEngine upgraded shares of American Equity Investment Life Holding from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. TheStreet upgraded shares of American Equity Investment Life Holding from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of American Equity Investment Life Holding from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, July 7th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $26.00.

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About American Equity Investment Life Holding

American Equity Investment Life Holding Company is engaged in the development and sale of fixed index and fixed rate annuity products. The Company issues fixed annuity and life insurance products through its life insurance subsidiaries, American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company, American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company of New York and Eagle Life Insurance Company.

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