FBL Financial Group (FFG) Getting Positive News Coverage, Analysis Finds

News coverage about FBL Financial Group (NYSE:FFG) has been trending positive this week, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. FBL Financial Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.32 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.1417317704495 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

FBL Financial Group (NYSE:FFG) opened at $72.40 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,831.33, a P/E ratio of 16.12 and a beta of 0.89. FBL Financial Group has a 1 year low of $59.75 and a 1 year high of $79.70. 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 released its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The financial services provider reported $1.03 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.12 by ($0.09). The firm had revenue of $181.56 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $184.51 million. FBL Financial Group had a net margin of 15.30% and a return on equity of 8.93%. The business’s revenue was up .2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $1.20 EPS. sell-side analysts expect that FBL Financial Group will post 4.35 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 29th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 15th were given a $0.44 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 14th. This represents a $1.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.43%. FBL Financial Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 39.20%.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on FFG shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded FBL Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $79.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Friday, September 22nd. ValuEngine downgraded FBL Financial Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th.

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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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