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Genworth Financial, Inc is an insurance—life business based in the US. Genworth Financial shares (GNW) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Genworth Financial employs 3,100 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$8 billion.

How to buy shares in Genworth Financial

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Genworth Financial. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: GNW. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Genworth Financial reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$4.59, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Genworth Financial, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Genworth Financial. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted Genworth Financial's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Genworth Financial's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$4.59, which is 5.66% up on its pre-crash value of USD$4.33 and 59.93% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$2.87.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Genworth Financial shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$745.00 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,147.50.

Genworth Financial share price

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Genworth Financial shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$4.59
52-week range USD$1.87 - USD$4.93
50-day moving average USD$3.3856
200-day moving average USD$2.9523
Wall St. target price USD$3
PE ratio 10.2286
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.202

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Is it a good time to buy Genworth Financial stock?

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Genworth Financial price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $4.59 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-17) 0.66%
1 month (2020-10-23) 21.11%
3 months (2020-08-24) 72.56%
6 months (2020-05-22) 44.79%
1 year (2019-11-22) 13.05%
2 years (2018-11-23) 1.55%
3 years (2017-11-24) 33.04%
5 years (2015-11-24) -10.00%

Is Genworth Financial under- or over-valued?

Valuing Genworth Financial stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Genworth Financial's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Genworth Financial's P/E ratio

Genworth Financial's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, Genworth Financial shares trade at around 10x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Genworth Financial's PEG ratio

Genworth Financial's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.72. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Genworth Financial's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Genworth Financial's EBITDA

Genworth Financial's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$575 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Genworth Financial's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Genworth Financial financials

Revenue TTM USD$8 billion
Operating margin TTM 6.71%
Gross profit TTM USD$953 million
Return on assets TTM 0.32%
Return on equity TTM 1.45%
Profit margin -6.3%
Book value $28.939
Market capitalisation USD$2.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Genworth Financial shares

There are currently 13.7 million Genworth Financial shares held short by investors – that's known as Genworth Financial's "short interest". This figure is 0.5% down from 13.8 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Genworth Financial shares can be evaluated.

Genworth Financial's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Genworth Financial's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Genworth Financial shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Genworth Financial shares traded daily (recently around 8.8 million). Genworth Financial's SIR currently stands at 1.55. In other words for every 100,000 Genworth Financial shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1550 shares are currently held short.

However Genworth Financial's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Genworth Financial shares, or, against the total number of tradable Genworth Financial shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Genworth Financial's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Genworth Financial shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0259% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Genworth Financial shares, roughly 26 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Genworth Financial.

Find out more about how you can short Genworth Financial stock.

Genworth Financial share dividends

We're not expecting Genworth Financial to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Genworth Financial share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Genworth Financial's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.87 up to $4.93. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GNW.US volatility(beta: 1.17)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Genworth Financial's is 1.1726. This would suggest that Genworth Financial's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Genworth Financial overview

Genworth Financial, Inc. provides insurance products in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: U.S. Mortgage Insurance, Australia Mortgage Insurance, U.S. Life Insurance, and Runoff. The U.S. Mortgage Insurance segment offers mortgage insurance products primarily insuring prime-based, individually underwritten residential mortgage loans. The Australia Mortgage Insurance segment offers flow mortgage insurance and bulk mortgage insurance that aids in the sale of mortgages to the capital markets and helps lenders manage capital and risk. The U.S. Life Insurance segment offers long-term care insurance products; and service traditional life insurance and fixed annuity products in the United States. The Runoff segment includes variable annuity, variable life insurance, and corporate-owned life insurance, as well as funding agreements. The company distributes its products and services through employer groups and directly to customers through its internal sales team. Genworth Financial, Inc. was founded in 1871 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

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