Opportunity or Value Trap? – Genworth Financial, Inc. (GNW), Dominion Energy, Inc. (D)

Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE:GNW)‘s price-to-sales ratio of 0.28 is creating a long-term opportunity in the value in its stock. The broad Life Insurance industry has an average P/S ratio of 2.4, which is significantly better than the sector’s 10.24. In the past 13-year record, this ratio went down as low as 0.04 and as high as 1.06. Also, it is up from 0.96 of the total 192 rivals across the globe.

GNW traded at an unexpectedly high level on 01/04/2019 when the stock experienced a 1.91% gain to a closing price of $4.79. The company saw 4.81 million shares trade hands over the course of the day. Given that its average daily volume over the 30 days has been 4.55 million shares a day, this signifies a pretty significant change over the norm.

Genworth Financial, Inc. (GNW) Analyst Gushes

Analysts are speculating a -6.05% move, based on the high target price ($4.5) for the shares that is set to reach in the next 12 months. The analysts, on average, are forecasting a $4.5 price target, but the stock is already up 80.08% from its recent lows. However, the stock is trading at -2.84% versus recent highs ($4.93). Analysts believe that we could see stock price minimum in the $4.5 range (lowest target price), allowing for another -6.05% drop from its current position. Leading up to this report, we have seen a 0.84% rise in the stock price over the last 30 days and a 14.32% increase over the past 3 months. Overall, the share price is up 2.79% so far this year. Additionally, GNW had a day price range of $4.69 to $4.8.

Genworth Financial, Inc. (GNW) Price Potential

Heading into the stock price potential, Genworth Financial, Inc. by far traveled -6.05% after crossing its median price target of $4.5. In order to determine directional movement, the 50-day and 200-day moving averages for Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE:GNW) are $4.51 and $4.43. Given that liquidity is king in short-term, GNW is a stock with 500.7 million shares outstanding that normally trades 3.19% of its float. The stock price recently experienced a 5-day gain of 3.68% with 0.17 average true range (ATR). GNW has a beta of 1.65 and RSI is 63.63.

Investors also need to beware of the Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE:D) valuations. The stock trades on a P/S of 3.98, which suggests that the shares are not attractive compared with peers. The broad Electric Utilities: Central industry has an average P/S ratio of 2.19, which is significantly better than the sector’s 11.09. In the past 13-year record, this ratio went down as low as 1.02 and as high as 4.29. Also, it is down from 0.81 of the total 536 rivals across the globe.

Dominion Energy, Inc. (D)’s Lead Over its Technicals

Dominion Energy, Inc. by far traveled 17.36% versus a 1-year low price of $61.53. The share price was last seen 1.93% higher, reaching at $72.21 on Jan. 04, 2019. At recent session, the prices were hovering between $70.64 and $72.44. This company shares are 6.08% off its target price of $76.6 and the current market capitalization stands at $46.73B. The recent change has given its price a -1.53% deficit over SMA 50 and -8.08% deficit over its 52-week high. The stock witnessed -3.89% declines, 2.73% gains and 3.54% gains for the 1-month, 3-month and 6-month period, respectively. To measure price-variation, we found D’s volatility during a week at 2.24% and during a month it has been found around 2.58%.

Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE:D) Intraday Metrics

Dominion Energy, Inc. (D) exchanged hands at an unexpectedly high level of 4.57 million shares over the course of the day. Noting its average daily volume at 4.46 million shares each day over the month, this signifies a pretty significant change over the norm.

Dominion Energy, Inc. Target Levels

The market experts are predicting a 16.33% rally, based on the high target price ($84) for Dominion Energy, Inc. shares that is likely to be hit in the 52 weeks. Analysts anticipate that traders could see stock price minimum in the $70 range (lowest target price). If faced, it would be a -3.06% drop from its current position. Overall, the share price is up 1.05% year to date.