News stories about Genworth Financial (NYSE:GNW) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Genworth Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.4540944663159 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Genworth Financial (NYSE GNW) opened at $3.16 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 0.28, a quick ratio of 0.28 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28. The company has a market cap of $1,712.11, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.30, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.73 and a beta of 2.80. Genworth Financial has a 1 year low of $3.12 and a 1 year high of $4.46.

Genworth Financial (NYSE:GNW) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The financial services provider reported $0.15 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.20 by ($0.05). The business had revenue of $2.22 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.12 billion. Genworth Financial had a return on equity of 1.57% and a net margin of 3.88%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 3.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned ($0.81) earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that Genworth Financial will post 0.94 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several analysts recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Genworth Financial from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Monday, November 6th. Wells Fargo & Company reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $3.75 price objective on shares of Genworth Financial in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $4.00 price objective on shares of Genworth Financial in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. ValuEngine upgraded Genworth Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, BTIG Research reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Genworth Financial in a research report on Saturday, September 16th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target 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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