Research Reports on Insurance Equities -- Genworth Financial, MetLife, ING Groep, and Prudential Financial

Sep 21, 2016, 05:15 ET from Chelmsford Park SA

NEW YORK, September 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Given the global Life Insurance industry's low level of revenue volatility, revenue has been on a largely upward trajectory and is forecasted to climb 3.8% to $3.9 trillion this year. Driving demand and revenue for the segment are government legislation in individual countries, global income, and employment levels, the performance of global equity markets, and global awareness regarding the benefits of an insurance coverage. Ahead of today's trading session, has initiated research reports on the following equities: Genworth Financial Inc. (NYSE: GNW), MetLife Inc. (NYSE: MET), ING Groep N.V. (NYSE: ING), and Prudential Financial Inc. (NYSE: PRU). Learn more about these stocks by accessing their free research reports at:

Genworth Financial  

Richmond, Virginia headquartered Genworth Financial Inc.'s shares saw a drop of 1.21% and finished Tuesday's trading session at $4.88. A total volume of 6.00 million shares was traded. In the last month and the previous three months, the stock has advanced 24.49% and 47.88%, respectively. Additionally, the Company's shares have gained 30.83% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 28.88% and 52.18%, respectively. Moreover, shares of Genworth Financial, which provides insurance and homeownership solutions in the US and internationally, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 64.22.

On August 17th, 2016, Genworth Mortgage Insurance, an operating segment of Genworth Financial, announced an expansion of its Homebuyer Privileges® program to include discounts for nearly 300,000 retailers nationwide, including Target, Costco, Sears Commercial and ADT, among others. The enhanced program, unique to the industry, allows homebuyers to save up to $7,500 through a variety of retailer coupons. Free research report on GNW is available at:


On Tuesday, shares in New York-based MetLife Inc. recorded a trading volume of 4.80 million shares, and ended the session 0.14% higher at $44.01. The stock has gained 8.80% in the last one month and 3.95% over the previous three months. The Company's shares are trading 4.68% above their 50-day moving average and 3.51% above their 200-day moving average. Furthermore, shares of MetLife, which provides life insurance, annuities, employee benefits, and asset management products in the US, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, have an RSI of 59.72.

On August 29th, 2016, research firm FBR Capital reiterated its 'Outperform' rating on the Company's stock with an increase of the target price from $51 a share to $54 a share. The complimentary research report on MET can be downloaded at:

ING Groep  

Shares in Amsterdam, the Netherlands-based ING Groep N.V. closed the day at $11.92, slightly down 0.58%. The stock recorded a trading volume of 2.32 million shares. The Company's shares have gained 0.42% in the last one month and 2.83% in the previous three months. The stock is trading 3.04% above its 50-day moving average and 3.47% above its 200-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 45.35.

On August 30th, 2016, Capital Southwest Corp. announced the closing of a four-year syndicated revolving credit facility led by ING Capital LLC, an indirect U.S. subsidiary of ING Bank N.V., part of ING Group, in the initial amount of $100 million, with an accordion feature that provides for expansion of the facility up to $150 million, subject to customary conditions. The facility will bear interest at a rate of LIBOR plus 3.25% per annum, with no LIBOR floor. The Credit Facility has a maturity date of August 30th, 2020. Visit us today and access our complete research report on ING at:

Prudential Financial  

At the closing bell yesterday, shares in Newark, New Jersey headquartered Prudential Financial Inc. ended 0.14% higher at $79.95. A total volume of 2.63 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 2.42 million shares. The stock has advanced 4.95% in the last one month, 9.45% in the previous three months, and 1.08% since the start of this year. The Company's shares are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 4.74% and 8.86%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Prudential Financial, which through its subsidiaries, provides insurance, investment management, and other financial products and services in the US and internationally, have an RSI of 60.14.

On September 8th, 2016, WestRock Co. announced that it will settle $2.5 billion in pension obligations of the WestRock Company Consolidated Pension Plan. This transaction will occur through the purchase of a group annuity contract using Plan assets that will transfer payment responsibility for retirement benefits owed to approximately 35,000 U.S. retirees and their beneficiaries to The Prudential Insurance Company of America, a subsidiary of Prudential Financial.  Get free access to your research report on PRU at:


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