Media coverage about Horace Mann Educators (NYSE:HMN) has been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 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. Horace Mann Educators earned a daily sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the insurance provider an impact score of 48.1487109499032 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

NYSE:HMN traded up $0.20 on Friday, reaching $44.80. 67,637 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 116,414. The company has a quick ratio of 0.08, a current ratio of 0.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.22. The stock has a market cap of $1.83 billion, a PE ratio of 25.75 and a beta of 0.78. Horace Mann Educators has a 12 month low of $33.85 and a 12 month high of $47.65.

Horace Mann Educators (NYSE:HMN) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 2nd. The insurance provider reported $0.13 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.14 by ($0.01). The business had revenue of $306.20 million for the quarter. Horace Mann Educators had a net margin of 14.89% and a return on equity of 5.90%. sell-side analysts anticipate that Horace Mann Educators will post 1.95 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Horace Mann Educators from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 5th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $46.50.

In other Horace Mann Educators news, insider William J. Caldwell sold 9,692 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.32, for a total transaction of $429,549.44. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Robert Stricker sold 2,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $45.57, for a total value of $113,925.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 45,194 shares of company stock worth $2,014,468. Insiders own 2.20% of the company’s stock.

Horace Mann Educators Company Profile

Horace Mann Educators Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as a multiline insurance company in the United States. The Company operates Property and Casualty Insurance, Annuity Products, and Life Insurance segments. It underwrites and markets personal lines of property and casualty insurance, including personal lines automobile and property insurance products; retirement products, such as tax-qualified annuities; and life insurance products.

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