Fidelity and Guaranty Life (FGL) Receives Media Sentiment Score of 0.20

News articles about Fidelity and Guaranty Life (NYSE:FGL) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Fidelity and Guaranty Life earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.9252116758404 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of Fidelity and Guaranty Life (NYSE:FGL) opened at $31.10 on Wednesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,830.00, a P/E ratio of 10.26 and a beta of 0.88. Fidelity and Guaranty Life has a 12-month low of $23.20 and a 12-month high of $31.70. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.18, a current ratio of 0.21 and a quick ratio of 0.21.

Fidelity and Guaranty Life (NYSE:FGL) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, November 15th. The financial services provider reported $1.08 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.65 by $0.43. The company had revenue of $435.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $319.00 million. Fidelity and Guaranty Life had a return on equity of 8.83% and a net margin of 14.57%. Fidelity and Guaranty Life’s quarterly revenue was up 37.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.69 EPS. analysts expect that Fidelity and Guaranty Life will post 2.72 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 11th. Investors of record on Monday, November 27th will be given a $0.065 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 24th. This represents a $0.26 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.84%. Fidelity and Guaranty Life’s payout ratio is 6.81%.

Separately, ValuEngine downgraded Fidelity and Guaranty Life from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st.

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Fidelity and Guaranty Life Company Profile

Fidelity & Guaranty Life (FGL) is a holding company focused on obtaining controlling equity stakes in companies that operate across various industries. FGL’s primary business is the sale of individual life insurance products and annuities through independent agents, managing general agents, and specialty brokerage firms and in selected institutional markets.

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