Genworth Financial Inc. (NYSE:GNW) was up 3.7% during mid-day 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 changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $3.48.

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on GNW shares. BTIG Research reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $5.00 price target on shares of Genworth Financial in a report on Thursday, August 4th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Genworth Financial from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 5th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Genworth Financial in a report on Wednesday, August 3rd. Morgan Stanley reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Genworth Financial in a research report on Wednesday, August 3rd. Finally, Compass Point cut their target price 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. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $5.84.

The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $2.89 and a 200 day moving average price of $2.90. The stock’s market cap is $1.76 billion.

Genworth Financial (NYSE:GNW) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.25 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.21 by $0.04. The firm earned $2.24 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.09 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.24 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 3.7% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts forecast that Genworth Financial Inc. will post $0.88 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several hedge funds and institutional investors recently bought and sold shares of GNW. Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc. boosted 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 during the period. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC boosted 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 during the period. Rhumbline Advisers boosted its position 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 period. Morgan Stanley boosted 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 during the period. Finally, State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D boosted 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 during the period.

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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