Do You Think It Is A Good Idea To Invest In Genworth Financial Inc. (GNW)?

The stock of Genworth Financial Inc. (NYSE:GNW) increased by remained unchanged at $4.48, up 0.22 percent. The last five days have seen an average of 2,631,760 shares of common stock traded. 14 times new highs were reached in the current year, with a gain of $0.70. The average number of shares traded over the last 20 days was 3,306,590, while the average volume over the last 50 days totaled 3,181,756.

GNW stock appreciated 26.91% since last month. On 09/23/21, the company’s shares reached a one-month low of $3.43. The stock touched a high of $4.76 on 10/21/21, after rallying from a low of $2.56 in 52 weeks. The price of GNW stock has risen by 18.52% or $0.70 this year, reaching a new high 14 times. Still, the stock price is down -5.88% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

There have been 151 days since Genworth Financial Inc. (GNW) last reported insider trading activity on May 27. On May 27, EVP and General Counsel Bobitz Ward E. sold 90,000 shares at $4.21 each. This transaction resulted in the insider making $378,468. On May 26, Gupta Rohit sold 60,000 shares at a price of US$4.21. After the transaction, the insider now owns 90,691 shares.

Valuation Metrics

Genworth Financial Inc. (GNW) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 2.05. This level actually compares favorably with the industry at large, as the PE for the Insurance – Life industry stands at about 7.51. Further, its PE also compares favorably with the Financial sector’s trailing 12 months PE ratio, which comes in at 13.15 right now. The PE ratio of Genworth Financial Inc. has varied between 95.80 and 1.482 in the last five years. Beta for the stock is 1.02. There are also a few other valuation ratios worth considering, including the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.26, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 0.15, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 2.55.

The company’s long-term debt to equity ratio for the quarter ending June 29 is 0.19, and the total debt to equity ratio is 0.19. Genworth Financial Inc.’s operating margin stood at 19.70% for the same period. Based on annual data, it had gross profit of $1.03 billion and revenue of $8.66 billion.

Investors will also look at the performance of the company’s management in order to determine the potential profitability of their investment. GNW’s return on assets (ROA) during the last 12 months has been 1.10%. There was a 5.10% return on investment (ROI) in the past year. In the meantime, the return on equity (ROE) for the last 12 months was 7.40%. ROE has averaged 11.41 in the past year for the broader industry.

Earnings Surprise

According to Genworth Financial Inc.’s quarterly financial report for the quarter that ended June 29. A higher net income was reported in the quarter under review than the previous quarter. Net income for the quarter came in at $2.04 billion, while revenues fell by -4.75% to $1.99 billion. It was predicted that Genworth Financial Inc.’s quarterly earnings would be $0.47, but it ended up being $0.27, beating the consensus by 74.10%. EBITDA was $401.0 million for the quarter. At the end of Genworth Financial Inc.’s most recent quarter ended June 29, its total debt was $2.92 billion. Equity owned by shareholders amounts to $507.39 million.

Technical Picture

Here’s a quick look at Genworth Financial Inc.’s (GNW) price momentum from a technical perspective. As of 22 October, the RSI 9-day stood at 74.92%, suggesting the stock is Overbought, with a 20.95% historical volatility rate.

The stochastic %K and %D were 88.71% and 89.96% respectively, while the average true range (ATR) was 0.14. Based on the 14-day stochastic reading of 84.97%, the RSI (14) reading is 71.32%. On the 9-day MACD Oscillator, the stock is at 0.08, and the 14-day reading is at 0.19.

Analyst Ratings

Analysts have assigned Genworth Financial Inc. (GNW) an Hold rating. GNW is a stock that is recommended for selling by 0 brokerage firms, while 3 companies recommend holding. The stock is underweighted by 0 analysts. Among the analysts who rate the stock, 0 rates it overweight and 0 others recommend it as a buy.

What is GNW’s price target for the next 12 months?

The current consensus forecast for the stock is between $4.00 and $4.00, with a median target price of $4.00. In analyzing these forecasts, the average price target given by analysts for Genworth Financial Inc. (GNW) is $4.00.


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