LS Investment Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Genworth Financial Inc (NYSE:GNW) by 18.0% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 38,939 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 5,936 shares during the period. LS Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in Genworth Financial were worth $147,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in GNW. IndexIQ Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Genworth Financial by 22.4% in the first quarter. IndexIQ Advisors LLC now owns 426,775 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,758,000 after buying an additional 78,176 shares during the period. Eqis Capital Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of Genworth Financial by 49.9% in the first quarter. Eqis Capital Management Inc. now owns 2,321,509 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $9,565,000 after buying an additional 772,661 shares during the period. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund boosted its position in shares of Genworth Financial by 1.4% in the first quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 174,906 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $721,000 after buying an additional 2,400 shares during the period. Financial Architects Inc boosted its position in shares of Genworth Financial by 96.9% in the first quarter. Financial Architects Inc now owns 40,650 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $167,000 after buying an additional 20,000 shares during the period. Finally, State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D boosted its position in shares of Genworth Financial by 2.4% in the first quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D now owns 4,300,000 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $17,716,000 after buying an additional 100,000 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 66.96% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Genworth Financial Inc (NYSE:GNW) traded down 2.624% on Thursday, reaching $3.525. 1,810,214 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The company’s market capitalization is $1.76 billion. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $3.55 and its 200-day moving average price is $3.75. Genworth Financial Inc has a 1-year low of $3.23 and a 1-year high of $5.27.

Genworth Financial (NYSE:GNW) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The financial services provider reported $0.30 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.22 by $0.08. Genworth Financial had a negative net margin of 1.66% and a negative return on equity of 1.63%. The company had revenue of $2.22 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.14 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.39 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down .6% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts anticipate that Genworth Financial Inc will post $1.02 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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A number of research analysts have issued reports on the stock. BTIG Research reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Genworth Financial in a report on Wednesday, April 19th. ValuEngine raised shares of Genworth Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 27th. Wells Fargo & Company reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Genworth Financial in a report on Tuesday, May 2nd. BidaskClub cut shares of Genworth Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 11th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Genworth Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $4.25 target price for the company in a report on Thursday, May 4th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $4.17.

Genworth Financial Company Profile

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Genworth Financial (NYSE:GNW)

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