Zacks Research Research Analysts Reduce Earnings Estimates for Bread Financial Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:BFH)

Bread Financial Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:BFHFree Report) – Equities research analysts at Zacks Research decreased their FY2026 earnings estimates for Bread Financial in a research note issued on Thursday, May 30th. Zacks Research analyst T. De now forecasts that the company will post earnings per share of $7.08 for the year, down from their previous estimate of $7.31. The consensus estimate for Bread Financial’s current full-year earnings is $5.58 per share.

Several other research analysts also recently commented on BFH. Barclays decreased their target price on shares of Bread Financial from $27.00 to $26.00 and set an “underweight” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, April 9th. Wolfe Research raised shares of Bread Financial from a “peer perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $48.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Thursday, April 4th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods upgraded shares of Bread Financial from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and lifted their price target for the company from $38.00 to $67.00 in a report on Thursday, May 2nd. Argus cut shares of Bread Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 1st. Finally, BMO Capital Markets lifted their price target on shares of Bread Financial from $31.00 to $33.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a report on Friday, April 26th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. According to data from MarketBeat, the stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $39.17.

Read Our Latest Stock Analysis on BFH

Bread Financial Stock Up 1.5 %

Shares of NYSE BFH opened at $41.76 on Monday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.18, a current ratio of 1.18 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43. Bread Financial has a 52 week low of $26.08 and a 52 week high of $42.73. The firm’s fifty day moving average is $38.11 and its 200 day moving average is $35.22. The company has a market cap of $2.07 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 5.26, a PEG ratio of 0.19 and a beta of 1.92.

Bread Financial (NYSE:BFHGet Free Report) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 25th. The company reported $2.73 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $2.92 by ($0.19). The business had revenue of $991.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $998.96 million. Bread Financial had a return on equity of 14.44% and a net margin of 8.08%. The company’s revenue was down 23.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $9.08 earnings per share.

Bread Financial Announces Dividend

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 14th. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 10th will be issued a dividend of $0.21 per share. This represents a $0.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.01%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 9th. Bread Financial’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 10.58%.

Institutional Trading of Bread Financial

A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Jacobs Levy Equity Management Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Bread Financial by 86.2% during the 1st quarter. Jacobs Levy Equity Management Inc. now owns 485,113 shares of the company’s stock valued at $18,066,000 after buying an additional 224,545 shares in the last quarter. Bridgeway Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in Bread Financial by 2.3% in the 1st quarter. Bridgeway Capital Management LLC now owns 540,253 shares of the company’s stock worth $20,119,000 after purchasing an additional 12,250 shares in the last quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio bought a new position in Bread Financial in the 1st quarter worth about $1,546,000. Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD boosted its stake in Bread Financial by 5.8% in the 1st quarter. Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD now owns 33,782 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,259,000 after purchasing an additional 1,856 shares in the last quarter. Finally, BOKF NA boosted its stake in Bread Financial by 234.1% in the 1st quarter. BOKF NA now owns 7,725 shares of the company’s stock worth $278,000 after purchasing an additional 5,413 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 99.52% of the company’s stock.

About Bread Financial

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Bread Financial Holdings, Inc provides tech-forward payment and lending solutions to customers and consumer-based industries in North America. It offers credit card and other loans financing services, including risk management solutions, account origination, and funding services for private label and co-brand credit card programs, as well as through Bread partnerships; and Comenity-branded general purpose cash-back credit.

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