Shares of Genworth Financial Inc. (NYSE:GNW) were down 3.4% during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $3.33 and last traded at $3.39, with a volume of 8,143,798 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $3.51.

Several analysts recently commented on GNW shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Genworth Financial from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 13th. Compass Point cut their price objective on shares of Genworth Financial from $5.50 to $5.25 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, May 5th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Genworth Financial in a research report on Wednesday. Morgan Stanley reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Genworth Financial in a research report on Wednesday. Finally, BTIG Research reissued a “buy” rating and set a $5.00 price objective on shares of Genworth Financial in a research report on Thursday. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Genworth Financial currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $5.84.

The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $2.84 and its 200 day moving average price is $2.86. The company’s market cap is $1.66 billion.

Genworth Financial (NYSE:GNW) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.25 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.04. The firm earned $2.24 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.09 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.24 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 3.7% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts forecast that Genworth Financial Inc. will post $0.86 earnings per share for the current year.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. BlackRock Advisors LLC increased its stake in Genworth Financial by 1.9% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC now owns 6,381,415 shares of the company’s stock valued at $23,803,000 after buying an additional 121,738 shares during the last quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D increased its stake in Genworth Financial by 53.8% in the fourth quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D now owns 6,000,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $22,380,000 after buying an additional 2,100,000 shares during the last quarter. Morgan Stanley increased its stake in Genworth Financial by 13.8% in the fourth quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 2,238,723 shares of the company’s stock valued at $8,352,000 after buying an additional 271,861 shares during the last quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund increased its stake in Genworth Financial by 75.1% in the fourth quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 1,999,208 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,457,000 after buying an additional 857,308 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Rhumbline Advisers increased its stake in Genworth Financial by 3.6% in the fourth quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 692,651 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,584,000 after buying an additional 23,948 shares during the last quarter.

Genworth Financial, Inc (Genworth) is a financial security company. The Company provides insurance, wealth management, investment and financial solutions. As of December 31, 2011, the Company had more than 15 million customers, with a presence in more than 25 countries. The Company operates in Insurance, Mortgage Insurance and Corporate and Runoff.

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