Genworth Financial Inc. (NYSE:GNW) shares rose 3.7% during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as $3.64 and last traded at $3.61, with a volume of 4,878,065 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.48.

GNW has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Genworth Financial from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 13th. Compass Point dropped their price target on Genworth Financial from $5.50 to $5.25 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, May 5th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Genworth Financial in a report on Wednesday, August 3rd. BTIG Research reissued a “buy” rating and set a $5.00 price target on shares of Genworth Financial in a report on Thursday, August 4th. Finally, Morgan Stanley reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Genworth Financial in a report on Wednesday, August 3rd. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $5.84.

The firm’s market capitalization is $1.79 billion. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $2.87 and a 200-day moving average price of $2.89.

Genworth Financial (NYSE:GNW) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.25 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.04. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.24 earnings per share. The business earned $2.24 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.09 billion. The business’s revenue was up 3.7% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts expect that Genworth Financial Inc. will post $0.86 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several institutional investors have added to or reduced their stakes in GNW. BlackRock Advisors LLC raised its position 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 in the last quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D raised its position 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 in the last quarter. Morgan Stanley raised its position 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 in the last quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC raised its position in Genworth Financial by 528.6% in the fourth quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC now owns 335,787 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,252,000 after buying an additional 282,366 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc. raised its position in Genworth Financial by 31.0% in the fourth quarter. Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc. now owns 333,054 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,242,000 after buying an additional 78,807 shares in 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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