Press coverage about Voya Financial (NYSE:VOYA) has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Voya Financial earned a daily sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the asset manager an impact score of 45.871864798682 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Voya Financial donates $10K to Special Olympics Utah (deseretnews.com)
- Voya Financial (VOYA) Rating Reiterated by Wells Fargo & Company (americanbankingnews.com)
- [$$] Voya in Talks With Apollo to Sell Annuity Assets (finance.yahoo.com)
- Luxor Capital Group LP Increased Voya Finl (VOYA) Stake; Cobalt (CBZ) Sentiment Is 1.82 – Hill Country Times (hillcountrytimes.com)
- Voya Financial Advances Inclusion for People with Disabilities with $520000 Donation to Special Olympics – PR Newswire (press release) (prnewswire.com)
A number of analysts have recently weighed in on VOYA shares. Wells Fargo & Company reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Voya Financial in a research report on Friday. Sandler O’Neill raised Voya Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, November 13th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $51.00 price objective on shares of Voya Financial in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 price objective on shares of Voya Financial in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group started coverage on Voya Financial in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $46.00 price objective for the company. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the stock. Voya Financial has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $47.70.
Voya Financial (NYSE:VOYA) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The asset manager reported $0.51 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.90 by ($0.39). Voya Financial had a positive return on equity of 3.92% and a negative net margin of 3.64%. The firm had revenue of $226.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $322.92 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted ($1.24) EPS. equities research analysts forecast that Voya Financial will post 3 EPS for the current year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 28th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 30th will be given a dividend of $0.01 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 29th. This represents a $0.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.09%. Voya Financial’s dividend payout ratio is currently -2.23%.
Voya Financial Company Profile
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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