News headlines about Horace Mann Educators Corporation (NYSE:HMN) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Horace Mann Educators Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.9339006791263 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

HMN has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “sell” rating and issued a $35.00 target price on shares of Horace Mann Educators Corporation in a research note on Friday, August 18th. BidaskClub upgraded Horace Mann Educators Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, August 11th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Horace Mann Educators Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded Horace Mann Educators Corporation from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th.

Shares of Horace Mann Educators Corporation (NYSE HMN) traded up $0.55 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $45.75. 203,911 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 158,166. Horace Mann Educators Corporation has a fifty-two week low of $33.85 and a fifty-two week high of $45.85. The company has a current ratio of 0.09, a quick ratio of 0.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.18. The company has a market capitalization of $1,860.00, a PE ratio of 28.34 and a beta of 1.16.

Horace Mann Educators Corporation (NYSE:HMN) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. The insurance provider reported $0.69 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.22 by $0.47. Horace Mann Educators Corporation had a net margin of 5.56% and a return on equity of 5.00%. The business had revenue of $289.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $293.10 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.58 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was down .5% on a year-over-year basis. analysts expect that Horace Mann Educators Corporation will post 1.7 EPS for the current year.

In related news, Director Robert Stricker sold 3,500 shares of Horace Mann Educators Corporation stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $39.35, for a total transaction of $137,725.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 2.10% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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About Horace Mann Educators Corporation

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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