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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. Brighthouse Financial employs 1,330 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$11.5 billion.

How to buy shares in Brighthouse Financial

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Brighthouse Financial. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: BHF. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Brighthouse Financial reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$32, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Brighthouse Financial, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Brighthouse Financial. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted Brighthouse Financial's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Brighthouse Financial's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$32, which is 30.59% down on its pre-crash value of USD$46.1 and 165.56% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$12.05.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Brighthouse Financial shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$422.42 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$809.92.

Brighthouse Financial share price

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Brighthouse Financial shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market closeUSD$32
52-week rangeUSD$12.05 - USD$48.25
50-day moving average USD$29.3619
200-day moving average USD$28.6287
Wall St. target priceUSD$34
PE ratio 1.2467
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$24.406

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Is it a good time to buy Brighthouse Financial stock?

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Brighthouse Financial price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $32 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2020-10-15) -0.90%
1 month (2020-09-22) 20.39%
3 months (2020-07-22) 8.86%
6 months (2020-04-22) 55.72%
1 year (2019-10-22) -16.16%
2 years (2018-10-22) -22.07%
3 years (2017-10-20) -48.49%
5 years (2015-10-18) N/A

Is Brighthouse Financial under- or over-valued?

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 P/E ratio

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

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.

Brighthouse Financial financials

Revenue TTM USD$11.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 28.95%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.92%
Return on equity TTM 13.85%
Profit margin 22.33%
Book value $224.877
Market capitalisation USD$3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Brighthouse Financial shares

There are currently 4.4 million Brighthouse Financial shares held short by investors – that's known as Brighthouse Financial's "short interest". This figure is 8.9% down from 4.8 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)

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 810075.13914657). Brighthouse Financial's SIR currently stands at 5.39. In other words for every 100,000 Brighthouse Financial shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5390 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 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Brighthouse Financial shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0704% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Brighthouse Financial shares, roughly 70 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly 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.

Brighthouse Financial share dividends

We're not expecting Brighthouse Financial to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Brighthouse Financial share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Brighthouse Financial's shares have ranged in value from as little as $12.05 up to $48.25. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BHF.US volatility(beta: 1.75)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 1.7479. 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 overview

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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