News coverage about Brighthouse Financial (NASDAQ:BHF) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Brighthouse Financial earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.2007082062029 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Brighthouse Financial (NASDAQ BHF) traded up $0.54 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $57.45. 555,720 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,154,530. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26, a quick ratio of 0.47 and a current ratio of 0.47. Brighthouse Financial has a 52 week low of $52.75 and a 52 week high of $75.00.

A number of brokerages have recently commented on BHF. ValuEngine lowered shares of Brighthouse Financial from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, November 9th. B. Riley reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Brighthouse Financial in a report on Monday, November 6th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) began coverage on shares of Brighthouse Financial in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $63.00 price target on the stock. FBR & Co reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Brighthouse Financial in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. Finally, Argus began coverage on shares of Brighthouse Financial in a report on Thursday, September 21st. They issued a “hold” rating on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $67.46.

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In other Brighthouse Financial news, Director C Edward Chaplin bought 2,000 shares of Brighthouse Financial stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 13th. The shares were bought at an average price of $55.03 per share, with a total value of $110,060.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 2,000 shares in the company, valued at $110,060. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

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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