Genworth Financial Inc. [NYSE: GNW] surged by $0.06 during the normal trading session on Thursday and reaching a high of $4.375 during the day while it closed the day at $4.35. The company report on December 16, 2020 that Genworth Mortgage Insurance’s Chief Economist Report, Third Quarter: Largest First-Time Homebuyer Purchase Market in 20 Years.
Historically low interest rates, change in home preferences, flexible work schedules, and increased housing affordability triggered substantial rebound in first-time homebuyer market; Private mortgage insurance (PMI) financed more first-time homebuyers than any other low-down payment mortgage product.
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Genworth Mortgage Insurance, an operating segment of Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE: GNW), released the 14th edition of its Chief Economist’s, Tian Liu, First-Time Homebuyer Market Report for the third quarter of 2020. The report aggregates all publicly available government data and proprietary mortgage industry data into one digestible report. The full analysis can be viewed at https://miblog.genworth.com/first-time-homebuyer-market-report/.
Genworth Financial Inc. stock has also loss -0.23% of its value over the past 7 days. However, GNW stock has inclined by 32.62% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has gained 62.31% and lost -1.14% year-on date.
The market cap for GNW stock reached $2.22 billion, with 505.60 million shares outstanding and 500.56 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 4.77M shares, GNW reached a trading volume of 3978968 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about Genworth Financial Inc. [GNW]:
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for GNW shares is $3.50 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on GNW stock is a recommendation set at 3.00. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.
Wells Fargo have made an estimate for Genworth Financial Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Market Perform, with their previous recommendation back on September 23, 2016. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Compass Point dropped their target price from $5.50 to $5.25. The new note on the price target was released on May 05, 2016, representing the official price target for Genworth Financial Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $7.50 to $5.50, while Compass Point kept a Buy rating on GNW stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Genworth Financial Inc. is set at 0.20, with the Price to Sales ratio for GNW stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.26. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.15, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 5.45. Price to Free Cash Flow for GNW in the course of the last twelve months was 1.15.
GNW stock trade performance evaluation
Genworth Financial Inc. [GNW] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -0.23. With this latest performance, GNW shares dropped by -4.61% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 62.31% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -7.84% in the past year of trading.
Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for GNW stock in for the last two-week period is set at 49.25, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 46.02, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 52.07 for Genworth Financial Inc. [GNW]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 4.18, while it was recorded at 4.31 for the last single week of trading, and 3.33 for the last 200 days.
Genworth Financial Inc. [GNW]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Genworth Financial Inc. [GNW] shares currently have an operating margin of +11.77. Genworth Financial Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +4.10.
Return on Total Capital for GNW is now 5.17, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 1.94. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 2.49, with Return on Assets sitting at 0.40. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Genworth Financial Inc. [GNW] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 25.68. Additionally, GNW Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 20.43, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 4.32. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 22.88, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 18.21.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Genworth Financial Inc. [GNW] managed to generate an average of $107,097 per employee.
Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Genworth Financial Inc. [GNW] stock
With the latest financial reports released by the company, Genworth Financial Inc. posted -0.03/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.22/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -113.60%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for GNW. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Genworth Financial Inc. go to 5.00%.
Genworth Financial Inc. [GNW]: Insider Ownership positions
There are presently around $1,526 million, or 70.10% of GNW stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of GNW stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 55,873,646, which is approximately -3.976% of the company’s market cap and around 1.00% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 50,265,632 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $218.66 million in GNW stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $73.82 million in GNW stock with ownership of nearly -13.417% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Genworth Financial Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of November and at the time of the November reporting period, where 109 institutional holders increased their position in Genworth Financial Inc. [NYSE:GNW] by around 32,538,955 shares. Additionally, 130 investors decreased positions by around 42,549,030 shares, while 78 investors held positions by with 275,605,729 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 350,693,714 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. GNW stock had 35 new institutional investments in for a total of 8,407,291 shares, while 41 institutional investors sold positions of 6,394,854 shares during the same period.