Media headlines about Voya Financial (NYSE:VOYA) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media 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 one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Voya Financial earned a coverage optimism score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the asset manager an impact score of 46.0261869658302 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Charles City teachers receive $2K for innovative teaching program – Mason City Globe Gazette (globegazette.com)
- Donaldsonville teacher receives Voya Unsung Heroes Grant for innovative teaching program – The Advocate (theadvocate.com)
- Camdenton’s Pitts receives Voya Unsung Heroes Grant for Innovative Teaching Idea – Lakenewsonline.com (lakenewsonline.com)
- Voya Charged Big Fees to Small 401(k), Lawsuits Says – Bloomberg BNA (bna.com)
- Critical Contrast: Voya Financial (VOYA) vs. Its Peers (americanbankingnews.com)
Voya Financial (NYSE VOYA) opened at 37.53 on Thursday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $38.41 and its 200 day moving average is $37.62. Voya Financial has a 12 month low of $27.73 and a 12 month high of $42.96. The company’s market cap is $6.74 billion.
Voya Financial (NYSE:VOYA) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The asset manager reported $0.67 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.85 by ($0.18). The firm had revenue of $272.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $318.84 million. Voya Financial had a positive return on equity of 3.68% and a negative net margin of 7.67%. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.79 EPS. Equities analysts predict that Voya Financial will post $3.35 earnings per share for the current year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 28th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 31st will be issued a $0.01 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 29th. This represents a $0.04 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.11%. Voya Financial’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -1.04%.
A number of analysts recently weighed in on VOYA shares. BidaskClub raised shares of Voya Financial from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. ValuEngine cut shares of Voya Financial from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, August 7th. Royal Bank Of Canada upped their price target on shares of Voya Financial from $44.00 to $46.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Voya Financial in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $46.11.
In related news, insider Kevin D. Silva sold 8,500 shares of Voya Financial stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.28, for a total value of $342,380.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 5,379 shares in the company, valued at approximately $216,666.12. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 0.24% of the company’s stock.
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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