News articles about Genworth Financial (NYSE:GNW) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Genworth Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.7919069963172 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

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

Genworth Financial (NYSE GNW) traded up 0.29% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $3.44. 659,897 shares of the company were exchanged. The stock’s market capitalization is $1.72 billion. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $3.46 and its 200-day moving average price is $3.75. Genworth Financial has a 1-year low of $3.22 and a 1-year high of $5.27.

Genworth Financial (NYSE:GNW) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The financial services provider reported $0.30 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.08. The company had revenue of $2.22 billion during 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 business’s revenue was down .6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.39 EPS. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Genworth Financial will post $1.03 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of research firms recently weighed in on GNW. BidaskClub raised shares of Genworth Financial from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. ValuEngine raised shares of Genworth Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 27th. Wells Fargo & Co reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Genworth Financial in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Genworth Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $4.17.

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Genworth Financial Company Profile

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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