Great-West Lifeco Inc (TSE:GWO) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eleven ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is C$37.36.

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on the company. Barclays dropped their price objective on Great-West Lifeco from C$38.00 to C$36.00 in a research note on Thursday. National Bank Financial upgraded Great-West Lifeco from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and lifted their price objective for the stock from C$36.00 to C$38.00 in a research note on Thursday, November 16th. Eight Capital dropped their price objective on Great-West Lifeco from C$38.00 to C$37.00 in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Royal Bank of Canada lifted their price objective on Great-West Lifeco from C$35.00 to C$36.00 in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, CSFB lifted their price objective on Great-West Lifeco from C$37.00 to C$39.00 in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st.

Great-West Lifeco (TSE GWO) traded down C$0.01 during trading on Monday, hitting C$35.05. The stock had a trading volume of 622,552 shares, compared to its average volume of 323,994. The company has a market capitalization of $34,670.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.25 and a beta of 0.67. Great-West Lifeco has a twelve month low of C$33.01 and a twelve month high of C$37.79.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 29th. Investors of record on Friday, December 29th were paid a dividend of $0.367 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, November 30th. This represents a $1.47 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.19%. Great-West Lifeco’s dividend payout ratio is 58.82%.

In other Great-West Lifeco news, insider Jeffrey Frederick Macoun sold 3,620 shares of Great-West Lifeco stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of C$35.29, for a total transaction of C$127,749.80. Also, insider Helen Ruth Kasdorf sold 2,280 shares of Great-West Lifeco stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of C$35.50, for a total value of C$80,940.00.

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Great-West Lifeco Company Profile

Great-West Lifeco Inc (Lifeco) is a financial services holding company. The Company has interests in the life insurance, health insurance, asset management, investment and retirement savings, and reinsurance businesses. It operates through four operating segments: Canada, United States, Europe and Lifeco Corporate.

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