Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Voya Financial (VOYA) Stock Price

News headlines about Voya Financial (NYSE:VOYA) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Voya Financial earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the asset manager an impact score of 46.4743243061859 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Voya Financial from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 11th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Voya Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, September 23rd. Royal Bank Of Canada boosted their target price on shares of Voya Financial from $44.00 to $46.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company restated a “buy” rating on shares of Voya Financial in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $46.89.

Voya Financial (NYSE:VOYA) opened at 40.33 on Tuesday. The company’s 50-day moving average is $39.57 and its 200 day moving average is $37.79. Voya Financial has a one year low of $28.96 and a one year high of $42.96. The company’s market capitalization is $7.25 billion.

Voya Financial (NYSE:VOYA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 1st. The asset manager reported $0.67 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.85 by ($0.18). Voya Financial had a positive return on equity of 3.68% and a negative net margin of 7.67%. The firm had revenue of $272.90 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $318.84 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.79 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Voya Financial will post $3.35 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 28th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 30th will be given a dividend of $0.01 per share. This represents a $0.04 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.10%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 29th. Voya Financial’s payout ratio is currently -1.04%.

In related news, insider Kevin D. Silva sold 8,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.28, for a total transaction of $342,380.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 5,379 shares in the company, valued at $216,666.12. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 0.24% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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About Voya Financial

Voya Financial, Inc is a retirement, investment and insurance company. The Company operates through five segments: Retirement, Investment Management, Annuities, Individual Life and Employee Benefits. The Retirement segment is a provider of retirement services and products in the United States. The Investment Management segment offers domestic and international fixed income, equity, multi-asset and alternatives products and solutions.

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