Press coverage about FBL Financial Group (NYSE:FFG) has trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. FBL Financial Group earned a news impact score of 0.43 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.1267703535974 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Shares of FBL Financial Group stock opened at $79.00 on Monday. FBL Financial Group has a one year low of $59.75 and a one year high of $81.75. The stock has a market cap of $1.96 billion, a PE ratio of 18.16 and a beta of 0.79. 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 announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 3rd. The financial services provider reported $1.10 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.22 by ($0.12). The company had revenue of $182.18 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $186.39 million. FBL Financial Group had a return on equity of 8.43% and a net margin of 26.03%. sell-side analysts predict that FBL Financial Group will post 4.95 earnings per share for the current year.
FBL Financial Group declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a share buyback plan on Thursday, March 1st that allows the company to repurchase $50.00 million in shares. This repurchase authorization allows the financial services provider to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are typically a sign that the company’s leadership believes its stock is undervalued.
A number of equities analysts have recently commented on FFG shares. ValuEngine downgraded FBL Financial Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 28th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded FBL Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 8th.
About FBL Financial Group
FBL Financial Group, Inc, through its subsidiaries, sells individual life insurance and annuity products. The Annuity segment sells various traditional annuity products that primarily consist of fixed rate and indexed annuities, and supplementary contracts. The Life Insurance segment offers whole life, term life, and universal life policies.
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