Press coverage about Brighthouse Financial (NYSE:BHF) has trended somewhat 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. Brighthouse Financial earned a daily sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 44.7272527911046 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.

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

Several research analysts have weighed in on BHF shares. J P Morgan Chase & Co started coverage on Brighthouse Financial in a report on Monday, July 24th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $78.00 price target for the company. Evercore ISI started coverage on Brighthouse Financial in a report on Wednesday. They issued an “in-line” rating and a $68.00 price target for the company. Credit Suisse Group started coverage on Brighthouse Financial in a report on Monday, August 7th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $71.00 price target for the company. Citigroup Inc. started coverage on Brighthouse Financial in a report on Monday, August 7th. They issued a “sell” rating for the company. Finally, Barclays PLC started coverage on Brighthouse Financial in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $72.00 price target for the company. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $71.75.

Shares of Brighthouse Financial (NYSE:BHF) traded down 0.91% on Friday, reaching $57.97. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,751,524 shares. Brighthouse Financial has a 1-year low of $54.94 and a 1-year high of $75.00. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $52.94 and a 200 day moving average of $52.94.

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