Genworth Financial Inc (NYSE:GNW)’s share price traded down 0% during trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $2.78 and last traded at $2.78. 2,787,716 shares traded hands during trading, a decline of 39% from the average session volume of 4,564,113 shares. The stock had previously closed at $2.78.

Several equities analysts recently commented on the company. TheStreet upgraded Genworth Financial from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Genworth Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $3.50 target price for the company in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. Wells Fargo & Co restated a “hold” rating on shares of Genworth Financial in a research report on Wednesday, November 29th. BTIG Research restated a “hold” rating on shares of Genworth Financial in a research report on Thursday. Finally, ValuEngine cut Genworth Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $3.75.

The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28, a current ratio of 1.24 and a quick ratio of 0.28. The company has a market cap of $1,370.00, a PE ratio of 1.67, a P/E/G ratio of 0.62 and a beta of 2.58.

Genworth Financial (NYSE:GNW) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. The financial services provider reported $0.65 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.20 by $0.45. Genworth Financial had a return on equity of 4.63% and a net margin of 9.85%. The business had revenue of $1.69 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.16 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned ($0.27) earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was down 23.3% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts anticipate that Genworth Financial Inc will post 0.9 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of GNW. Webster Bank N. A. purchased a new position in shares of Genworth Financial in the 4th quarter worth about $110,000. Shelton Capital Management purchased a new position in shares of Genworth Financial in the 2nd quarter worth about $140,000. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Genworth Financial by 52.1% in the 4th quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 55,077 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $171,000 after purchasing an additional 18,868 shares in the last quarter. Fondren Management LP purchased a new position in shares of Genworth Financial in the 2nd quarter worth about $189,000. Finally, Commonwealth Equity Services Inc boosted its holdings in shares of Genworth Financial by 54.2% in the 3rd quarter. Commonwealth Equity Services Inc now owns 73,215 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $281,000 after purchasing an additional 25,746 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 66.66% of the company’s stock.

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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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