Press coverage about Genworth Financial (NYSE:GNW) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Genworth Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.1063277158822 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
Several research firms have recently issued reports on GNW. BTIG Research reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Genworth Financial in a research report on Saturday. BidaskClub raised shares of Genworth Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, July 1st. ValuEngine raised shares of Genworth Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 27th. Wells Fargo & Company reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Genworth Financial in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Genworth Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Genworth Financial has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $4.27.
Genworth Financial (GNW) traded up 0.50% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $4.00. 11,754,427 shares of the stock traded hands. Genworth Financial has a 1-year low of $3.23 and a 1-year high of $5.27. The firm’s market cap is $2.00 billion. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $3.52 and a 200-day moving average price of $3.73.
Genworth Financial (NYSE:GNW) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The financial services provider reported $0.30 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate 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 for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.14 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.39 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was down .6% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts predict that Genworth Financial will post $1.03 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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