Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Genworth Financial

(

GNW

) as a post-market leader candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Genworth Financial as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • GNW has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $79.6 million.
  • GNW is up 3.4% today from today's close.

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More details on GNW:

Genworth Financial, Inc. provides insurance, retirement, and homeownership solutions in the United States and internationally. It operates through U.S. Life Insurance, International Mortgage Insurance, U.S. Mortgage Insurance, International Protection, and Runoff segments. The U.S. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Genworth Financial a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Genworth Financial has been 8.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Genworth Financial has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. The stock has a beta of 2.41 and a short float of 6.6% with 2.15 days to cover. Shares are down 40.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Genworth Financial as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The company's current return on equity has slightly decreased from the same quarter one year prior. This implies a minor weakness in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Insurance industry and the overall market, GENWORTH FINANCIAL INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for GENWORTH FINANCIAL INC is currently extremely low, coming in at 10.10%. Despite the low profit margin, it has increased significantly from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, GNW's net profit margin of -13.52% significantly underperformed when compared to the industry average.
  • GNW's stock share price has done very poorly compared to where it was a year ago: Despite any rallies, the net result is that it is down by 47.65%, which is also worse that the performance of the S&P 500 Index. Investors have so far failed to pay much attention to the earnings improvements the company has managed to achieve over the last quarter. Naturally, the overall market trend is bound to be a significant factor. However, in one sense, the stock's sharp decline last year is a positive for future investors, making it cheaper (in proportion to its earnings over the past year) than most other stocks in its industry. But due to other concerns, we feel the stock is still not a good buy right now.
  • Despite currently having a low debt-to-equity ratio of 0.50, it is higher than that of the industry average, inferring that management of debt levels may need to be evaluated further.
  • Despite the weak revenue results, GNW has outperformed against the industry average of 15.5%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 4.2%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.

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