CNO Financial Group (NYSE:CNO) is scheduled to be issuing its quarterly earnings data after the market closes on Monday, April 29th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.47 per share for the quarter.

CNO Financial Group (NYSE:CNO) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, February 12th. The financial services provider reported $0.36 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.50 by ($0.14). The company had revenue of $778.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $981.90 million. CNO Financial Group had a negative net margin of 7.30% and a positive return on equity of 7.57%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 28.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.51 earnings per share. On average, analysts expect CNO Financial Group to post $2 EPS for the current fiscal year and $2 EPS for the next fiscal year.

NYSE:CNO opened at $16.93 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $2.73 billion, a PE ratio of 9.25 and a beta of 1.30. CNO Financial Group has a 52 week low of $13.64 and a 52 week high of $22.93. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.76, a current ratio of 0.26 and a quick ratio of 0.26.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, March 25th. Investors of record on Monday, March 11th were issued a $0.10 dividend. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.36%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, March 8th. CNO Financial Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 21.86%.

In related news, CFO Erik M. Helding sold 11,845 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.08, for a total value of $190,467.60. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 78,445 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,261,395.60. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, insider Gerardo Monroy sold 16,055 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, March 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.25, for a total value of $260,893.75. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 22,140 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $359,775. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.

CNO has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. ValuEngine lowered CNO Financial Group from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Monday, February 25th. Evercore ISI raised CNO Financial Group from an “in-line” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 9th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research lowered CNO Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 15th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $21.00 price objective on shares of CNO Financial Group in a report on Thursday, February 14th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $21.50.

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About CNO Financial Group

CNO Financial Group, Inc, through its subsidiaries, develops, markets, and administers health insurance, annuity, individual life insurance, and other insurance products for senior and middle-income markets in the United States. It operates through Bankers Life, Washington National, Colonial Penn, and Long-Term Care in Run Off segments.

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