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Great-West Lifeco (TSE:GWO) announced a dividend on Wednesday, August 6th, Analyst Ratings Network reports. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, September 2nd will be paid a dividend of 0.2818 per share on Tuesday, September 30th. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 28th.

A number of research firms have recently commented on GWO. Analysts at RBC Capital raised their price target on shares of Great-West Lifeco from C$32.00 to C$34.00 in a research note on Friday, August 8th. They now have a “sector perform” rating on the stock. On the ratings front, analysts at National Bank Financial raised their price target on shares of Great-West Lifeco from C$33.00 to C$34.00 in a research note on Thursday, August 7th. They now have a “sector perform” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Canaccord Genuity upgraded shares of Great-West Lifeco from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, July 25th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, Great-West Lifeco presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of C$33.83.

Shares of Great-West Lifeco (TSE:GWO) opened at 32.15 on Friday. Great-West Lifeco has a one year low of $28.61 and a one year high of $33.56. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $31.29 and a 200-day moving average of $30.49. The company has a market cap of $32.098 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.02.

Great-West Lifeco (TSE:GWO) last announced its earnings results on Friday, August 8th. The company reported $0.62 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.62. Analysts expect that Great-West Lifeco will post $2.51 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Great-West Lifeco Inc (TSE:GWO) is a financial services holding company with interests in the life insurance, health insurance, asset management, investment and retirement savings and reinsurance businesses.

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