Genworth Financial (GNW) Receives Daily News Impact Rating of 0.28

News headlines about Genworth Financial (NYSE:GNW) have trended positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Genworth Financial earned a daily sentiment score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.2088994004097 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

Genworth Financial (NYSE:GNW) opened at $3.20 on Tuesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,600.00, a P/E ratio of 4.51, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.69 and a beta of 2.79. The company has a current ratio of 0.28, a quick ratio of 0.28 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28. Genworth Financial has a 1 year low of $3.12 and a 1 year high of $4.23.

Genworth Financial (NYSE:GNW) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The financial services provider reported $0.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.20 by ($0.05). The business 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 business’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted ($0.81) EPS. equities analysts forecast that Genworth Financial will post 0.94 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of brokerages have recently commented on GNW. BTIG Research restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Genworth Financial in a research note on Saturday, September 16th. Wells Fargo & Co restated a “hold” rating on shares of Genworth Financial in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Genworth Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $4.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, September 5th. ValuEngine upgraded Genworth Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and issued a $4.00 target price on shares of Genworth Financial in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $3.92.

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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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