Brighthouse Financial Inc. (BHF): A Technical View


As of Wednesday close, Brighthouse Financial Inc.’s (NASDAQ:BHF) stock was down -$0.62, moving down -1.12 percent to $54.68. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 362,380 shares. 3 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $1.97 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 599,580, while in the previous 50 days, it was 590,050.

Since last month, BHF stock rose 1.32%. Shares of the company fell to $50.10 on 11/09/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $62.33 was reached on 02/10/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $38.38. Since the beginning of this year, BHF’s stock price has risen by 5.56% or $2.88, and marked a new high 11 times. However, the stock has declined by -12.27% since its 52-week high.

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Valuation Metrics

Right now, Brighthouse Financial Inc. (BHF) has a P/E ratio of about 4.80. The stock’s beta is 1.37. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.37, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 0.67.

Financial Health

According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 was 0.54, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.54. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 13.50%. Based on annual data, BHF earned -$208.0 million in gross profit and brought in $7.14 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 0.30%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 8.10%.

In Brighthouse Financial Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $3.16 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. BHF’s revenue rose 55.86% to $2.74 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $3.8 billion. While analysts expected Brighthouse Financial Inc. to report $1.32 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $1.35 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 2.30%. During the quarter, the company generated -$868.0 million in EBITDA. The value of shareholders’ equity is $69.13 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Brighthouse Financial Inc.’s (BHF) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 26.74%, the RSI 9-day stood at 54.63% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Brighthouse Financial Inc. price is up by +3.74% percent or $1.97. At present, BHF shares trade +0.24% above its 20-day simple moving average and +32.08% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +11.43% above its SMA50 and -8.38% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 66.59% and Stochastic coefficient D was 55.44%, while ATR was 1.87. Given the Stochastic reading of 70.08% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 54.95%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.66, while the 14-day reading stands at 0.74.

Analyst Ratings

Wells Fargo upgraded its rating on Brighthouse Financial Inc. (NASDAQ: BHF) to an Equal weight in a note to investors on April 12, 2022. The analysts firm previously had an Underweight rating on the stock.Brighthouse Financial Inc. (BHF) has been rated Hold by analysts. According to 1 brokerage firm, BHF is a sell, and 10 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate Brighthouse Financial Inc. stock as buy, with 0 recommending it as overweight.


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