News coverage about Brighthouse Financial (NYSE:BHF) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Brighthouse Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 44.6991748366262 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

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

Shares of Brighthouse Financial (NYSE:BHF) traded up 0.15% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $55.19. 1,339,437 shares of the stock traded hands. Brighthouse Financial has a 12 month low of $52.75 and a 12 month high of $75.00. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $59.44 and a 200 day moving average of $54.28.

BHF has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Bank of America Corporation raised shares of Brighthouse Financial from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $63.00 price target on the stock in a report on Friday. Sandler O’Neill began coverage on shares of Brighthouse Financial in a report on Tuesday, September 5th. They set a “hold” rating and a $60.00 target price on the stock. Wells Fargo & Company reissued a “hold” rating and set a $64.00 target price on shares of Brighthouse Financial in a report on Tuesday, August 15th. Morgan Stanley began coverage on shares of Brighthouse Financial in a report on Monday, August 14th. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $74.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Evercore ISI started coverage on shares of Brighthouse Financial in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. They set an “in-line” rating and a $68.00 target price on the stock. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $69.45.

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Brighthouse Financial Company Profile

Brighthouse Financial, Inc is a provider of life insurance and annuity products in the United States. The Company offers a range of products and services, which include variable, fixed, index-linked and income annuities, as well as variable, universal, term and whole life products. These products and services are marketed through various third party retail distribution channels in the United States.

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