Shares of Genworth Financial Inc (NYSE:GNW) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the ten ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $3.86.

A number of research firms have recently issued reports on GNW. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Genworth Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Genworth Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Genworth Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 27th. Wells Fargo & Company reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Genworth Financial in a research report on Tuesday, May 2nd. Finally, BTIG Research reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Genworth Financial in a research report on Wednesday, April 19th.

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A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in GNW. Relative Value Partners Group LLC increased its stake in shares of Genworth Financial by 55.7% in the first quarter. Relative Value Partners Group LLC now owns 25,150 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $103,000 after buying an additional 9,000 shares in the last quarter. Atria Investments LLC increased its position in shares of Genworth Financial by 99.1% in the first quarter. Atria Investments LLC now owns 25,336 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $104,000 after buying an additional 12,612 shares during the period. Tiedemann Wealth Management LLC increased its position in shares of Genworth Financial by 72.0% in the first quarter. Tiedemann Wealth Management LLC now owns 26,041 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $107,000 after buying an additional 10,901 shares during the period. NEXT Financial Group Inc increased its position in shares of Genworth Financial by 0.5% in the second quarter. NEXT Financial Group Inc now owns 31,651 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $119,000 after buying an additional 151 shares during the period. Finally, Searle & CO. bought a new position in shares of Genworth Financial during the fourth quarter valued at about $133,000. 66.88% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of Genworth Financial (NYSE:GNW) opened at 3.41 on Wednesday. Genworth Financial has a 52-week low of $2.67 and a 52-week high of $5.27. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $3.63 and its 200 day moving average is $3.80. The stock’s market capitalization is $1.70 billion.

Genworth Financial (NYSE:GNW) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 2nd. The financial services provider reported $0.29 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $2.14 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.15 billion. Genworth Financial had a negative net margin of 2.00% and a negative return on equity of 1.75%. Equities research analysts expect that Genworth Financial will post $0.98 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

About Genworth Financial

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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