Press coverage about FBL Financial Group (NYSE:FFG) has trended positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. FBL Financial Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.38 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.5735186176923 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

FFG has been the subject of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded FBL Financial Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. ValuEngine upgraded FBL Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 13th.

FBL Financial Group (NYSE:FFG) traded down $3.85 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $72.80. 34,407 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 19,899. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.93 billion, a PE ratio of 17.75 and a beta of 0.92. The company has a current ratio of 0.04, a quick ratio of 0.04 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08.

FBL Financial Group (NYSE:FFG) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The financial services provider reported $1.03 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.12 by ($0.09). FBL Financial Group had a return on equity of 9.06% and a net margin of 15.30%. The company had revenue of $181.56 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $184.51 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.20 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up .2% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts predict that FBL Financial Group will post 4.45 EPS for the current year.

In related news, Director Scott Vanderwal sold 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.46, for a total transaction of $140,920.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 4,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $281,840. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Company insiders own 0.60% of the company’s stock.

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About FBL Financial Group

FBL Financial Group, Inc sells individual life insurance and annuity products under the brand name of Farm Bureau Financial Services. The Company’s segments are Annuity Segment, which sells a variety of traditional annuity products; Life Insurance Segment, which sells a range of traditional and universal life insurance products, and Corporate and Other segment, which provides various support operations, corporate capital and other product lines.

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