Brighthouse Financial, Inc. [NASDAQ: BHF] shares went higher by 3.50% from its previous closing of $38.56, now trading at the price of $39.91, also adding 1.35 points. Is BHF stock a buy or should you stay away?

The stock had a rather active trading session with the latest closing, by far recording 1.61 million contracts. Compared to the average trading volume of BHF shares, the company saw a far better performance. Moreover, the stock has a 107.65M float and a -3.04% run over in the last seven days. BHF share price has been hovering between $44.12 and $28.52 lately, and is definitely worthy of attention.

Brighthouse Financial, Inc. [NASDAQ:BHF]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Its stock price has been found in the range of 28.52 to 44.12. This is compared to its latest closing price of $38.56.

Pay attention to the next-scheduled financial results for this company to be released, which is slated for Mon 10 Feb (In 64 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of Brighthouse Financial, Inc. [BHF]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Brighthouse Financial, Inc. [BHF] sitting at +11.11, this company’s Net Margin is now 17.10%. These measurements indicate that Brighthouse Financial, Inc. [BHF] is generating considerably more profit, after expenses are accounted for, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 4.85, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 5.60%. Its Return on Equity is 5.98, and its Return on Assets is 0.40. These metrics suggest that this Brighthouse Financial, Inc. does a poor job of managing its assets, and likely won’t be able to provide successful business outcomes for its investors in the near term.

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Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, Brighthouse Financial, Inc. [BHF] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 27.49. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 21.56, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 1.91.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 4.61. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 0.52, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.52. Brighthouse Financial, Inc. [BHF] has a Price to Book Ratio of 0.25, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 1.19 and P/E Ratio of 2.63. These metrics all suggest that Brighthouse Financial, Inc. is more likely to generate a positive ROI.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, Brighthouse Financial, Inc. [BHF] earns $6,349,206 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Total Asset Turnover is 0.04. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Current Ratio is 3.66.

Brighthouse Financial, Inc. [BHF] has 110.92M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $4.43B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 28.52 to 44.12. At its current price, it has moved down by -9.54% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 39.94% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 53.24. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is Brighthouse Financial, Inc. [BHF] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of Brighthouse Financial, Inc. [BHF], overall, appear to be a solid investment option, with Wall Street analysts expecting its price to rise considerably in the next 12 months. This company generates high value from the labor resources and other capital it has available, and while it has heavy Long-Term Debt to Equity, the majority of the metrics point to this investment being highly attractive.