Brokerages expect Genworth Financial Inc (NYSE:GNW) to announce earnings per share of $0.20 for the current fiscal 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 in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 174.1%. The company is scheduled to issue its next earnings report 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 business 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 sell-side research analysts that that provide coverage for Genworth Financial.

Genworth Financial (NYSE:GNW) last released 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 company had revenue of $2.22 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.12 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted ($0.81) EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 3.0% on a year-over-year basis.

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on GNW shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Genworth Financial from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Monday, November 6th. Wells Fargo & Company reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $3.75 target price on shares of Genworth Financial in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Off Wall Street started coverage on shares of Genworth Financial in a research note on Monday, September 11th. They issued a “buy” rating for the company. BTIG Research reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Genworth Financial in a research note on Saturday, September 16th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Genworth Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $3.92.

Shares of Genworth Financial (NYSE GNW) opened at $3.41 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 one year low of $3.12 and a one year high of $4.35. The firm has a market cap of $1,700.00, a PE ratio of 7.23, a P/E/G ratio of 0.73 and a beta of 2.80.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of GNW. Teachers Advisors LLC raised its position in Genworth Financial by 1.5% in the first quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 872,173 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $3,593,000 after purchasing an additional 12,854 shares in the last quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund raised its position in Genworth Financial by 4.4% in the second quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 182,653 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $689,000 after purchasing an additional 7,747 shares in the last quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC raised its position in Genworth Financial by 18.0% in the second quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 38,939 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $147,000 after purchasing an additional 5,936 shares in the last quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System raised its position in Genworth Financial by 3.4% in the second quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 130,200 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $491,000 after purchasing an additional 4,300 shares in the last quarter. Finally, State Treasurer State of Michigan raised its position in Genworth Financial by 1.5% in the second quarter. State Treasurer State of Michigan now owns 205,650 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $775,000 after purchasing an additional 3,100 shares in the last quarter. 66.84% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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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