News headlines about FBL Financial Group (NYSE:FFG) have trended positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. FBL Financial Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.34 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.0714963619668 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Several brokerages have recently commented on FFG. Zacks Investment Research upgraded FBL Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $79.00 target price for the company in a research note on Friday, September 22nd. ValuEngine upgraded FBL Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st.
Shares of FBL Financial Group (FFG) opened at $74.00 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08, a current ratio of 0.03 and a quick ratio of 0.03. The company has a market capitalization of $1,850.00, a PE ratio of 16.48 and a beta of 0.90. FBL Financial Group has a 12 month low of $59.75 and a 12 month high of $79.70.
FBL Financial Group (NYSE:FFG) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The financial services provider reported $1.03 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.12 by ($0.09). FBL Financial Group had a net margin of 15.30% and a return on equity of 8.93%. The firm had revenue of $181.56 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $184.51 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.20 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up .2% on a year-over-year basis. analysts anticipate that FBL Financial Group will post 4.35 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 29th. Investors 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 yield of 2.38%. FBL Financial Group’s payout ratio is 39.20%.
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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