Brighthouse Financial Inc (NASDAQ:BHF) – Equities research analysts at B. Riley lifted their FY2018 EPS estimates for Brighthouse Financial in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. B. Riley analyst R. Binner now forecasts that the company will post earnings of $9.60 per share for the year, up from their prior estimate of $8.50. B. Riley has a “Neutral” rating on the stock. B. Riley also issued estimates for Brighthouse Financial’s FY2019 earnings at $10.20 EPS.

Other research analysts also recently issued reports about the company. ValuEngine downgraded Brighthouse Financial from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Deutsche Bank initiated coverage on Brighthouse Financial in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. They set a “buy” rating and a $70.00 target price for the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Brighthouse Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $68.00 target price for the company in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. Argus initiated coverage on Brighthouse Financial in a research note on Thursday, September 21st. They set a “hold” rating for the company. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group initiated coverage on Brighthouse Financial in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $63.00 target price for the company. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Brighthouse Financial presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $66.53.

Brighthouse Financial (NASDAQ BHF) traded up $2.29 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $64.00. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,527,985 shares, compared to its average volume of 821,271. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26, a quick ratio of 0.47 and a current ratio of 0.47. The company has a market capitalization of $7,220.00 and a P/E ratio of -2.73. Brighthouse Financial has a 12-month low of $52.75 and a 12-month 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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