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A Lesson to Learn: Genworth Financial Inc. (GNW)

Genworth Financial Inc. (NYSE:GNW) went down by -2.12% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $4.61. The company’s stock price has collected 3.23% of gains in the last five trading sessions. The Wall Street Journal reported on 01/04/21 that Genworth’s Merger With China Oceanwide Fizzles

Is It Worth Investing in Genworth Financial Inc. (NYSE :GNW) Right Now?

Genworth Financial Inc. (NYSE:GNW) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 2.48 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for GNW is at 0.96. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 0 analysts out of 3 who provided ratings for Genworth Financial Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 3 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $4.50, which is $0.34 above the current price. GNW currently public float of 503.65M and currently shorts hold a 2.99% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of GNW was 3.31M shares.

GNW’s Market Performance

GNW stocks went up by 3.23% for the week, with a monthly jump of 17.85% and a quarterly performance of 12.13%, while its annual performance rate touched 24.55%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.82% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 3.49% for Genworth Financial Inc. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 6.37% for GNW stocks with a simple moving average of 4.30% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of GNW

Compass Point, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see GNW reach a price target of $5.25, previously predicting the price at $5.50. The rating they have provided for GNW stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on May 05th, 2016.

Compass Point gave a rating of “Buy” to GNW, setting the target price at $5.50 in the report published on February 08th of the previous year.

GNW Trading at 7.77% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought GNW to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -9.76% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 3.49%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.82%, as shares surge +14.29% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +4.00% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, GNW rose by +3.23%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -4.15% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $3.94. In addition, Genworth Financial Inc. saw 2.72% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at GNW starting from McInerney Thomas J, who sale 100,000 shares at the price of $3.95 back on May 24. After this action, McInerney Thomas J now owns 3,939,625 shares of Genworth Financial Inc., valued at $394,700 using the latest closing price.

McInerney Thomas J, the President and CEO; Director of Genworth Financial Inc., sale 150,000 shares at $4.17 during a trade that took place back on Feb 22, which means that McInerney Thomas J is holding 2,815,504 shares at $625,950 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for GNW

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +17.56 for the present operating margin

The net margin for Genworth Financial Inc. stands at +11.20. Equity return is now at value 5.70, with 0.90 for asset returns.