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Brighthouse Financial, Inc is an insurance-life business based in the US. Brighthouse Financial shares (BHF) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.
|52-week range||USD$12.05 - USD$43.49|
|50-day moving average||USD$39.5612|
|200-day moving average||USD$33.9785|
|Wall St. target price||USD$40.9|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$24.406|
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Valuing Brighthouse Financial stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Brighthouse Financial's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Brighthouse Financial's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 1x. In other words, Brighthouse Financial shares trade at around 1x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Brighthouse Financial's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$2.2 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Brighthouse Financial's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$8.5 billion|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$934 million|
|Return on assets TTM||-0.32%|
|Return on equity TTM||-6.15%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$3.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 2.7 million Brighthouse Financial shares held short by investors – that's known as Brighthouse Financial's "short interest". This figure is 11% down from 3.1 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Brighthouse Financial shares can be evaluated.
Brighthouse Financial's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Brighthouse Financial shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Brighthouse Financial shares traded daily (recently around 726667.1957672). Brighthouse Financial's SIR currently stands at 3.78. In other words for every 100,000 Brighthouse Financial shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3780 shares are currently held short.
However Brighthouse Financial's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Brighthouse Financial shares, or, against the total number of tradable Brighthouse Financial shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Brighthouse Financial's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Brighthouse Financial shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0469% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Brighthouse Financial shares, roughly 47 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Brighthouse Financial.
Find out more about how you can short Brighthouse Financial stock.
We're not expecting Brighthouse Financial to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Over the last 12 months, Brighthouse Financial's shares have ranged in value from as little as $12.05 up to $43.49. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Brighthouse Financial's is 1.5353. This would suggest that Brighthouse Financial's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Brighthouse Financial, Inc. provides annuity and life insurance products in the United States. It operates through three segments: Annuities, Life, and Run-off. The Annuities segment offers variable, fixed, index-linked, and income annuities for contract holders' needs for protected wealth accumulation on a tax-deferred basis, wealth transfer, and income security. The Life segment provides term, universal, whole, and variable life products for policyholders' needs for financial security and protected wealth transfer. The Run-off segment provides structured settlements, pension risk transfer contracts, certain company-owned life insurance policies, funding agreements, and universal life with secondary guarantees. The company was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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