Genworth Financial Inc. [GNW] is -5.19% lower this YTD. Is it still time to buy?


Genworth Financial Inc. [NYSE: GNW] stock went on a downward path that fall over 0.00% on Wednesday, amounting to a one-week price decrease of less than -6.80%. The company report on May 3, 2022 that Genworth Financial Announces First Quarter 2022 Results.

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First Quarter Net Income of $149 Million and Adjusted Operating Income of $131 Million.

Announced $350 Million Share Repurchase Authorization, The First Shareholder Return Program In Over 13 Years.

Over the last 12 months, GNW stock dropped by -0.26%. The one-year Genworth Financial Inc. stock forecast points to a potential upside of 14.67.

The market cap for the stock reached $1.95 billion, with 507.20 million shares outstanding and 503.40 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 3.99M shares, GNW stock reached a trading volume of 4065732 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Guru’s Opinion on Genworth Financial Inc. [GNW]:

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 0.16, with the Price to Sales ratio for GNW stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.25. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.13, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 3.10. Price to Free Cash Flow for GNW in the course of the last twelve months was 2.44.

GNW Stock Performance Analysis:

Genworth Financial Inc. [GNW] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -6.80. With this latest performance, GNW shares gained by 4.92% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -9.43% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -0.26% 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 49.67, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 48.26, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 49.69 for Genworth Financial Inc. [GNW]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 3.81, while it was recorded at 3.94 for the last single week of trading, and 3.93 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Genworth Financial Inc. Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Genworth Financial Inc. [GNW] shares currently have an operating margin of +17.56. Genworth Financial Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +11.20.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 5.69, with Return on Assets sitting at 1.01.


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 Position Details

There are presently around $1,428 million, or 74.30% of GNW stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of GNW stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 72,937,368, which is approximately -1.238% of the company’s market cap and around 1.20% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 55,360,357 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $212.58 million in GNW stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $74.45 million in GNW stock with ownership of nearly 4.128% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Genworth Financial Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 128 institutional holders increased their position in Genworth Financial Inc. [NYSE:GNW] by around 29,366,599 shares. Additionally, 116 investors decreased positions by around 15,697,354 shares, while 69 investors held positions by with 326,837,013 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 371,900,966 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. GNW stock had 37 new institutional investments in for a total of 4,661,574 shares, while 29 institutional investors sold positions of 1,027,202 shares during the same period.