FY2017 EPS Estimates for Brighthouse Financial Inc (BHF) Increased by Analyst

Brighthouse Financial Inc (NASDAQ:BHF) – Analysts at B. Riley upped their FY2017 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Brighthouse Financial in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. B. Riley analyst R. Binner now expects that the company will post earnings of $1.35 per share for the year, up from their previous forecast of $1.15. B. Riley currently has a “Neutral” rating on the stock. B. Riley also issued estimates for Brighthouse Financial’s Q4 2017 earnings at $1.95 EPS.

Other research analysts have also issued reports about the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered shares of Brighthouse Financial from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating and set a $61.00 price objective for the company. in a report on Tuesday. Goldman Sachs Group assumed coverage on shares of Brighthouse Financial in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $63.00 price objective on the stock. FBR & Co reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Brighthouse Financial in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Brighthouse Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of Brighthouse Financial from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $66.43.

Brighthouse Financial (BHF) opened at $59.49 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.47, a current ratio of 0.47 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26. Brighthouse Financial has a one year low of $52.75 and a one year high of $75.00.

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About Brighthouse Financial

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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