Genworth Financial Inc (NYSE:GNW) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the seven research firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have given a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $3.75.

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. BTIG Research reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Genworth Financial in a research note on Saturday, September 16th. Wells Fargo & Co reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Genworth Financial in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $4.00 price objective on shares of Genworth Financial in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Genworth Financial from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Monday, November 6th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Genworth Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in GNW. Comerica Bank increased its stake in shares of Genworth Financial by 0.6% in the second quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 399,185 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,365,000 after purchasing an additional 2,511 shares during the period. Principal Financial Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of Genworth Financial by 3.6% in the second quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 2,102,128 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $7,925,000 after purchasing an additional 73,592 shares during the period. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. increased its stake in shares of Genworth Financial by 16.3% in the second quarter. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. now owns 72,926 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $275,000 after purchasing an additional 10,200 shares during the period. Systematic Financial Management LP increased its stake in shares of Genworth Financial by 13.1% in the second quarter. Systematic Financial Management LP now owns 455,450 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,717,000 after purchasing an additional 52,665 shares during the period. Finally, Aberdeen Asset Management PLC UK increased its stake in shares of Genworth Financial by 94.1% in the second quarter. Aberdeen Asset Management PLC UK now owns 473,569 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,785,000 after purchasing an additional 229,585 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 66.70% of the company’s stock.

Genworth Financial (NYSE GNW) traded up $0.03 on Wednesday, reaching $3.23. 2,706,687 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 4,940,000. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,610.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 4.55, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.72 and a beta of 2.81. Genworth Financial has a 52-week low of $3.01 and a 52-week high of $4.23. The company has a current ratio of 0.28, a quick ratio of 0.28 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28.

Genworth Financial (NYSE:GNW) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The financial services provider reported $0.15 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.20 by ($0.05). The business had revenue of $2.22 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.12 billion. Genworth Financial had a return on equity of 1.57% and a net margin of 3.88%. Genworth Financial’s revenue was up 3.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned ($0.81) EPS. equities analysts anticipate that Genworth Financial will post 0.94 EPS for the current year.

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About Genworth Financial

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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