Genworth Financial Inc (GNW) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to "Buy"

Shares of Genworth Financial Inc (NYSE:GNW) have been given an average rating of "Hold" by the seven research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports.

The company has seen no change when it comes to estimate revision over the past few weeks, while the Zacks Consensus Estimate for the current quarter has also remained unchanged. The stock plunged -4.96 percent over the past quarter, while declined -15.02 percent over the past six months. Evercore Tru Na holds 0.03% in Genworth Financial Inc (NYSE:GNW) or 2.32M shares. ValuEngine upgraded Genworth Financial from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Tuesday, June 27th.

Taking a broader look brokerage firms' analysts on the street with an expectant view have Genworth Financial Inc (NYSE:GNW) high price target of $4 and with a conservative view have low price target of $3.75. Wells Fargo & Company reiterated a hold recommendation on stocks of Genworth Financial in a study report on early Tue, Aug 1st.

Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Comparatively, Genworth Financial, Inc. posted earnings of $0.24 per share in the same quarter past year. Geode Capital Management LLC grew its position in Genworth Financial by 8.6% in the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 3,909,751 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $16,108,000 after acquiring an additional 309,296 shares during the period. New York State Common Retirement Fund has invested 0% in Genworth Financial Inc (NYSE:GNW). Amalgamated Bank now owns 62,410 shares of the company's stock worth $221,000 after buying an additional 2,166 shares in the last quarter.

08/06/2015 - Genworth Financial Inc was downgraded to "outperform" by analysts at Raymond James. The relative volume of the stock is 2.2, while its market cap is $1.72 Billion. Finally, Gotham Asset Management LLC grew its holdings in Genworth Financial by 37.0% during the 1st quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 80,424 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $331,000 after purchasing an additional 630 shares in the last quarter. Its book value per share for the most recent quarter is $26.09 while its price to book ratio for the same period is 0.14, as for as the company's cash per share for the most recent quarter is $5.72, however its price to cash per share ratio for the same period is 0.64.

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Shares of Genworth Financial (NYSE GNW) traded up 7.88% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $3.97. The total number of shares traded in the last 12 months is 226,699. The company reported revenue of $2.21 Billion in the same period previous year. Considering that the stock daily volume of 9.18 million shares, this represents a pretty noteworthy trading in volume size in recent session. Genworth Financial has a one year low of $3.23 and a one year high of $5.27.

Genworth Financial Inc (NYSE:GNW)'s trailing twelve month revenues are $8.75 Billion, whereas its price to sales ratio for the same period is 0.21. The financial services provider reported $0.30 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.08. The high and low revenue estimates for the current quarter are $2.13 Billion and $2.11 Billion, respectively. Genworth Financial had a negative net margin of 1.66% and a negative return on equity of 1.63%. Sigma Planning Corp increased its stake in shares of Genworth Financial by 8.8% during the first quarter. The shares price has directed -24.59% toward a lower level throughout a year ago and swapped 5.44% toward a strong spot during past one month.

Valued now at $, the vast majority of Wall Street analysts continue to say it's a hold.

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