Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Genworth Financial (GNW) Share Price

News coverage about Genworth Financial (NYSE:GNW) has been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog 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 news impact score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.056533744534 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of Genworth Financial (NYSE GNW) opened at $3.36 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $1,680.00, a PE ratio of 7.15, a PEG ratio of 0.72 and a beta of 2.79. Genworth Financial has a 1-year low of $3.12 and a 1-year high of $4.33. The company has a quick ratio of 0.28, a current ratio of 0.28 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28.

Genworth Financial (NYSE:GNW) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The financial services provider reported $0.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.20 by ($0.05). The firm had revenue of $2.22 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.12 billion. Genworth Financial had a return on equity of 1.57% and a net margin of 3.88%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned ($0.81) earnings per share. sell-side analysts anticipate that Genworth Financial will post 0.94 EPS for the current fiscal year.

GNW has been the subject of a number of research reports. ValuEngine raised shares of Genworth Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Off Wall Street initiated coverage on shares of Genworth Financial in a report on Monday, September 11th. They issued a “buy” rating for the company. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Genworth Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $4.00 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, September 5th. Wells Fargo & Company reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Genworth Financial in a report on Wednesday, November 29th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $4.00 target price on shares of Genworth Financial in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $3.92.

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Genworth Financial Company Profile

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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