News articles about Horace Mann Educators Corporation (NYSE:HMN) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Horace Mann Educators Corporation earned a coverage optimism score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the insurance provider an impact score of 47.4124719641455 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Horace Mann Educators Corporation (NYSE:HMN) opened at 37.10 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $1.51 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.92 and a beta of 1.05. Horace Mann Educators Corporation has a 12 month low of $33.30 and a 12 month high of $44.15. The company’s 50 day moving average is $36.87 and its 200-day moving average is $39.06.
Horace Mann Educators Corporation (NYSE:HMN) last announced its earnings results on Monday, July 24th. The insurance provider reported $0.02 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.11 by $0.09. Horace Mann Educators Corporation had a return on equity of 4.56% and a net margin of 5.59%. The business had revenue of $291.40 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $290.40 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.25 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.8% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts expect that Horace Mann Educators Corporation will post $1.48 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
HMN has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Horace Mann Educators Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 27th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Horace Mann Educators Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, August 11th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “sell” rating and issued a $37.00 price target on shares of Horace Mann Educators Corporation in a research report on Friday, May 26th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have assigned a hold rating to the stock. Horace Mann Educators Corporation has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $37.50.
In other Horace Mann Educators Corporation news, insider Matthew P. Sharpe sold 2,355 shares of Horace Mann Educators Corporation stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.50, for a total transaction of $90,667.50. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CFO Bret A. Conklin sold 4,085 shares of Horace Mann Educators Corporation stock in a transaction on Friday, June 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $37.95, for a total transaction of $155,025.75. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 2.10% of the company’s stock.
About Horace Mann Educators Corporation
Horace Mann Educators Corporation (HMEC) is an insurance holding company. Through its subsidiaries, HMEC markets and underwrites personal lines of property and casualty (primarily personal lines automobile and homeowners) insurance, retirement annuities (primarily tax-qualified products) and life insurance in the United States.
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