Shares of Brighthouse Financial Inc (NYSE:BHF) gapped down prior to trading on Thursday . The stock had previously closed at ($57.49), but opened at $0.00. Brighthouse Financial shares last traded at $0.00, with a volume of 2062882 shares.

BHF has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Sandler O’Neill initiated coverage on Brighthouse Financial in a report on Tuesday, September 5th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $60.00 price objective for the company. J P Morgan Chase & Co initiated coverage on Brighthouse Financial in a report on Monday, July 24th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $78.00 price objective for the company. Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on Brighthouse Financial in a report on Monday, August 14th. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $74.00 price objective for the company. Wells Fargo & Company reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $64.00 price objective on shares of Brighthouse Financial in a report on Tuesday, August 15th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group initiated coverage on Brighthouse Financial in a report on Monday, August 7th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $71.00 price objective for the company. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $68.92.

In related news, Director C Edward Chaplin bought 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 13th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $55.03 per share, with a total value of $110,060.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 2,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $110,060. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

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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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