The Insider Activity Of Genworth Financial Inc. (GNW) Should Not Be Ignored

At the last check on Friday, Genworth Financial Inc.’s (NYSE:GNW) stock was up $0.09, moving up 2.36 percent to $3.91. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 3,573,394 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$0.18 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 3,720,174, while in the previous 50 days, it was 3,844,371.

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Since last month, GNW stock rose 4.66%. Shares of the company fell to $3.53 on 04/27/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $4.61 was reached on 01/13/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $3.23. Since the beginning of this year, GNW’s stock price has dropped by -5.68% or -$0.18, and marked a new high 7 times. However, the stock has declined by -15.18% since its 52-week high.

Genworth Financial Inc. (GNW) last reported insider trading activity 80 days ago on Feb 22. McInerney Thomas J, the President and CEO; Director of the company, disposed of 150,000 shares for $4.17 on Feb 22. It resulted in a $625,950 divestment by the insider. RESTREPO ROBERT P JR added 50,000 shares at an average price of $3.93 on Feb 04. The insider now owns 50,000 shares following the transaction. On Nov 15, President and CEO; Director McInerney Thomas J sold 150,000 shares at $4.38 apiece. The transaction was valued at $656,520.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Genworth Financial Inc. (GNW) has a P/E ratio of about 2.28. The stock’s beta is 0.86. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.25, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 0.12, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 2.43 may also be considered.

Financial Health

According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending March 30 was 0.12, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.12. In the year ended March 30, operating margins totaled 19.30%. Based on annual data, GNW earned $1.18 billion in gross profit and brought in $7.83 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 6.20%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 6.60%.

In Genworth Financial Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for March 30, it reported total debt of $1.82 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. GNW’s revenue fell -4.92% to $1.74 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $1.89 billion. While analysts expected Genworth Financial Inc. to report $0.23 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.28 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 21.70%. During the quarter, the company generated $323.0 million in EBITDA. The value of shareholders’ equity is $510.5 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Genworth Financial Inc.’s (GNW) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 48.55%, the RSI 9-day stood at 50.82% on 12 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Genworth Financial Inc. price is down by -4.44% percent or -$0.18. At present, GNW shares trade +3.20% above its 20-day simple moving average and +0.52% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -4.21% below its SMA50 and +15.18% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 50.54% and Stochastic coefficient D was 51.79%, while ATR was 0.16. Given the Stochastic reading of 54.84% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 51.18%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.10, while the 14-day reading stands at -0.01.

Analyst Ratings

Genworth Financial Inc. (GNW) has been rated Hold by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, GNW is a sell, and 3 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate Genworth Financial Inc. stock as buy, with 0 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $4.50, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $4.50 – $4.50. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Genworth Financial Inc. (GNW) will achieve an average price target of $4.50.


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