Media coverage about Brighthouse Financial (NYSE:BHF) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Brighthouse Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 46.1496703529332 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

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

Brighthouse Financial (NYSE:BHF) opened at 60.71 on Thursday. 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 price of $58.27 and a 200 day moving average price of $60.08.

Several equities analysts recently commented on the company. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) assumed coverage on Brighthouse Financial in a research report on Wednesday. They set a “neutral” rating and a $63.00 target price for the company. Argus assumed coverage on Brighthouse Financial in a research report on Thursday, September 21st. They set a “hold” rating for the company. Bank of America Corporation upgraded Brighthouse Financial from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $63.00 target price for the company in a research report on Friday, September 8th. Sandler O’Neill assumed coverage on Brighthouse Financial in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. They set a “hold” rating and a $60.00 target price for the company. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company restated a “hold” rating and set a $64.00 target price on shares of Brighthouse Financial in a research report on Tuesday, August 15th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Brighthouse Financial presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $68.92.

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In other Brighthouse Financial news, Director C Edward Chaplin bought 2,000 shares of Brighthouse Financial stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 13th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $55.03 per share, with a total value of $110,060.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 2,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $110,060. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

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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