Life Insurance Stocks Under Review -- Genworth Financial, MetLife, ING Groep, and Lincoln National

Jul 28, 2016, 07:30 ET from Chelmsford Park SA

NEW YORK, July 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

The Life Insurance space is taking massive steps toward transformation as alternative market players emerge and consumer confidence deteriorates. takes a look at this morning's picks and see how they have fared in recent weeks despite the headwinds: Genworth Financial Inc. (NYSE: GNW), MetLife Inc. (NYSE: MET), ING Groep N.V. (NYSE: ING), and Lincoln National Corp. (NYSE: LNC). Learn more about these stocks by accessing their freenotes at:

Genworth Financial 

Richmond, Virginia headquartered Genworth Financial Inc.'s stock finished Wednesday's session 0.34% lower at $2.90 with a total volume of 4.86 million shares traded. The Company's shares have advanced 13.28% in the past month. The stock is trading 7.32% below its 50-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Genworth Financial, which provides insurance and homeownership solutions in the United States and internationally, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 49.39.

On July 15th, 2016, Genworth Financial announced that it would issue its earnings release and financial supplement containing second quarter results after the market closes on August 2nd, 2016. A conference call will be held on August 3rd at 9:00 a.m. (ET) to discuss the quarter's results. Sign up and read the free notes on GNW at:


On Wednesday, shares in New York-based MetLife Inc. recorded a trading volume of 6.26 million shares. The stock ended the session 0.25% lower at $43.18. The Company's shares have advanced 18.20% in the last one month. The stock is trading 1.53% above its 50-day moving average. Moreover, shares of MetLife, which provides life insurance, annuities, employee benefits, and asset management products in the U.S., Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, have an RSI of 56.61.

On June 28th, 2016, MetLife announced that PPG has entered into an agreement with both MetLife and Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) to provide annuity benefits to approximately 13,400 retirees in PPG's defined benefit pension plans, representing pension obligations of $1.6 billion.

On July 13th, 2016, research firm Deutsche Bank downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Buy' to 'Hold'. The research firm also revised downwards its previous target price from $47 to $44.The complimentary notes on METcan be accessed at:

ING Groep 

Amsterdam, the Netherlands-based ING Groep N.V.'s stock closed the day 0.55% higher at $10.95 and with a total volume of 2.66 million shares traded. The Company's shares have gained 14.78% in the last month. The stock is trading 2.66% below its 50-day moving average. Additionally, shares of ING Groep, which operates as a financial services company that provides banking, investments, life insurance, and retirement services worldwide, have an RSI of 50.04. Register for free on and access the latest notes on ING at:

Lincoln National 

At the close, shares in Radnor, Pennsylvania headquartered Lincoln National Corp. ended the day at $43.37, which was at a slight decline of 0.76%. The stock recorded a trading volume of 1.93 million shares. The Company's shares have advanced 22.99% in the last one month. The stock is trading above its 50-day moving average by 2.56%. Furthermore, shares of Lincoln National, which through its subsidiaries, engages in multiple insurance and retirement businesses in the U.S., have an RSI of 56.86.

As per July 14th, 2016 dated notes filed with the SEC, on June 30th, 2016 the Company entered into a Credit Facility, which allows for the issuance of letters of credit of up to $2.5 billion and borrowing of up to $2.5 billion, $1.750 billion of which is available only to reimburse the banks for drawn letters of credit. The Credit Facility is unsecured and has a commitment termination date of June 30th, 2021.

On July 15th, 2016, research firm Goldman downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Buy' to 'Neutral'. Get free access to your notes on LNC at:


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