Genworth Financial Inc. (NYSE:GNW) finished Wednesday with an addition of $0.07 to close at $4.34, an upside of 1.64 percent. An average of 2,979,540 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a gain of $0.32 in the past week. The last 20 days have seen an average of 3,826,135 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 3,234,782.
GNW stock has increased by 21.23% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $3.32 on 09/21/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 04/30/21, shares of the company touched a low of $2.56 and a high of $4.76 in 52 weeks. In spite of this, the price is down -8.82% from the 52-week high.
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140 days have passed since Genworth Financial Inc. (GNW) last reported insider trading activity. Bobitz Ward E., who is EVP and General Counsel, most recently acquired $90,000 shares at $4.21 per share on May 27. In this transaction, the insider spent $378,468. EVP – Enact, Gupta Rohit, disposed of 60,000 shares at a price of $4.21 on May 26. The insider now owns more than $252,462 worth of shares.
Genworth Financial Inc. (GNW) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 1.98, which compares with the 13.00 for the broader industry and 12.72 for the sector. In the last five years, Genworth Financial Inc.’s PE ratio has ranged between 95.80 and 1.482. The stock’s beta is 0.97. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 0.25, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 0.15, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 2.46.
Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 0.19 and a total debt to equity ratio of 0.19 for the quarter ending June 29. Its gross profit as reported stood at $1.03 billion compared to revenue of $8.66 billion.
For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, Genworth Financial Inc.’s return on assets was 1.10%, compared to 0.2% over the last five years. Meanwhile, the return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months has been 7.40% and the 5-year average holds at 1.8%. For the broader industry, ROE averaged 11.41 over the past year.
The analyst consensus anticipated Genworth Financial Inc.’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $0.24 per share, but it turned out to be $0.4, a 66.70% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $401.0 million. At the end of the quarter ending June 29, Genworth Financial Inc.’s stock balance sheet showed total debt was $2.98 billion. Shareholders own equity worth $507.39 million.
From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Genworth Financial Inc. (GNW) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 13 October was 79.70%, suggesting the stock is Overbought, with historical volatility in this time frame at 23.51%.
As of today, GNW’s price is $4.19 +7.96% or $0.32 from its 5-day moving average. GNW is currently trading +18.58% higher than its 20-day SMA and +3.58% higher than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is +27.65% above the SMA50 and +4.33% above the SMA200.
The stochastic %K and %D were 94.28% and 91.43%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 0.17. With the 14-day stochastic at 96.54% and the average true range at 0.17, the RSI (14) stands at 72.44%. The stock has reached 0.17 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at 0.28.
The consensus rating for Genworth Financial Inc. (GNW) among analysts is Hold. According to current brokerage recommendations, 0 brokerage firms advise that investors sell GNW, while 3 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 0 analysts, while 0 others rate it as a “buy”.
What is GNW’s price target for the next 12 months?
Analysts predict a range of price targets between $4.00 and $4.00, with a median target of $4.00. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for Genworth Financial Inc. (GNW) stock is $4.00.