News headlines about FBL Financial Group (NYSE:FFG) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press 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 media sentiment score of 0.35 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.8014216284256 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on FFG shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered FBL Financial Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. ValuEngine upgraded FBL Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 13th.

Shares of FBL Financial Group (FFG) traded up $0.80 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $75.70. The stock had a trading volume of 17,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 25,781. FBL Financial Group has a 1-year low of $59.75 and a 1-year high of $82.60. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,867.48, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.18 and a beta of 0.92. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08, a current ratio of 0.03 and a quick ratio of 0.03.

FBL Financial Group (NYSE:FFG) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The financial services provider reported $1.03 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.12 by ($0.09). FBL Financial Group had a return on equity of 8.93% and a net margin of 15.30%. The business had revenue of $181.56 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $184.51 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.20 EPS. FBL Financial Group’s revenue was up .2% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts expect that FBL Financial Group will post 4.35 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.44 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 14th. This represents a $1.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.32%. FBL Financial Group’s payout ratio is 39.20%.

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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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