Horace Mann Educators (HMN) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Accern Reports

Media coverage about Horace Mann Educators (NYSE:HMN) has been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Horace Mann Educators earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.1113878028548 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Horace Mann Educators (NYSE HMN) opened at $43.50 on Thursday. Horace Mann Educators has a 52-week low of $33.85 and a 52-week high of $47.65. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.18, a current ratio of 0.09 and a quick ratio of 0.09. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,793.42, a PE ratio of 27.56 and a beta of 1.17.

Horace Mann Educators (NYSE:HMN) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The insurance provider reported $0.69 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.47. The business had revenue of $289.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $293.10 million. Horace Mann Educators had a return on equity of 4.94% and a net margin of 5.56%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down .5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.58 EPS. equities analysts forecast that Horace Mann Educators will post 1.7 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 18th will be paid a dividend of $0.275 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 15th. This represents a $1.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.53%. Horace Mann Educators’s dividend payout ratio is currently 71.43%.

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the company. TheStreet raised Horace Mann Educators from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 27th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Horace Mann Educators in a research report on Wednesday, December 6th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Horace Mann Educators from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th.

In other Horace Mann Educators news, Director Robert Stricker sold 3,829 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $45.75, for a total transaction of $175,176.75. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Insiders own 2.40% of the company’s stock.

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Horace Mann Educators Company Profile

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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