Headlines about Genworth Financial (NYSE:GNW) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public 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 gave news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.3230352062772 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

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

Shares of Genworth Financial (NYSE GNW) traded up 5.942% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $3.655. The stock had a trading volume of 4,064,485 shares. The firm’s market capitalization is $1.82 billion. Genworth Financial has a 1-year low of $3.23 and a 1-year high of $5.27. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $3.44 and its 200-day moving average is $3.73.

Genworth Financial (NYSE:GNW) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 1st. The financial services provider reported $0.30 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.08. The company had revenue of $2.22 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.14 billion. Genworth Financial had a negative return on equity of 1.63% and a negative net margin of 1.66%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down .6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.39 earnings per share. Equities analysts expect that Genworth Financial will post $1.03 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of brokerages have recently commented on GNW. Off Wall Street began coverage on Genworth Financial in a research note on Monday. They issued a “buy” rating for the company. BidaskClub raised Genworth Financial from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. ValuEngine raised Genworth Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 27th. Zacks Investment Research raised Genworth Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $4.00 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, September 5th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Genworth Financial in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $4.27.

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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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