Analysts predict that Genworth Financial Inc (NYSE:GNW) will post earnings per share of $0.20 for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have made estimates for Genworth Financial’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.21 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.18. Genworth Financial reported earnings of ($0.27) per share during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 174.1%. The firm is scheduled to issue its next earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th.

On average, analysts expect that Genworth Financial will report full-year earnings of $0.94 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.92 to $0.95. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the firm will post earnings of $0.80 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.70 to $0.89. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS averages are an average based on a survey of analysts that cover Genworth Financial.

Genworth Financial (NYSE:GNW) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The financial services provider reported $0.15 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.20 by ($0.05). Genworth Financial had a net margin of 3.88% and a return on equity of 1.57%. The firm had revenue of $2.22 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.12 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned ($0.81) EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 3.0% compared to the same quarter last year.

A number of research firms recently weighed in on GNW. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $4.00 price target on shares of Genworth Financial in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. BidaskClub lowered Genworth Financial from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 16th. Wells Fargo & Company reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Genworth Financial in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. ValuEngine upgraded Genworth Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, BTIG Research reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Genworth Financial in a research report on Saturday, September 16th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $3.92.

Genworth Financial (NYSE GNW) opened at $3.16 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28, a current ratio of 0.28 and a quick ratio of 0.28. Genworth Financial has a 1 year low of $3.12 and a 1 year high of $4.46. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,712.11, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.30, a P/E/G ratio of 0.73 and a beta of 2.80.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. OMERS ADMINISTRATION Corp boosted its position in Genworth Financial by 1.6% during the 2nd quarter. OMERS ADMINISTRATION Corp now owns 2,890,200 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $10,896,000 after acquiring an additional 45,500 shares during the period. Ameriprise Financial Inc. raised its stake in shares of Genworth Financial by 2.4% during the 2nd quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 1,407,648 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $5,306,000 after purchasing an additional 33,482 shares in the last quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Genworth Financial by 8.6% during the 1st quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 3,909,751 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $16,108,000 after purchasing an additional 309,296 shares in the last quarter. Evercore Trust Company N.A. raised its stake in shares of Genworth Financial by 2.6% during the 2nd quarter. Evercore Trust Company N.A. now owns 2,548,761 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $9,609,000 after purchasing an additional 65,419 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Prudential Financial Inc. raised its stake in shares of Genworth Financial by 21.2% during the 3rd quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 6,637,723 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $25,555,000 after purchasing an additional 1,162,720 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 67.89% of the company’s stock.

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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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