Benefitfocus, Inc. (BNFT) Forms $24.65 Double Bottom; Genworth Financial (GNW) Sellers Increased By 10.27% Their Shorts

Benefitfocus, Inc. (BNFT) formed double bottom with $22.92 target or 7.00% below today’s $24.65 share price. Benefitfocus, Inc. (BNFT) has $770.88M valuation. It closed at $24.65 lastly. It is up 9.60% since March 7, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 26.30% the S&P500.

Genworth Financial Inc (NYSE:GNW) had an increase of 10.27% in short interest. GNW’s SI was 14.60 million shares in March as released by FINRA. Its up 10.27% from 13.24 million shares previously. With 3.80 million avg volume, 4 days are for Genworth Financial Inc (NYSE:GNW)’s short sellers to cover GNW’s short positions. The SI to Genworth Financial Inc’s float is 2.93%. The stock increased 10.27% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $3.22. About 9.27 million shares traded or 101.77% up from the average. Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE:GNW) has risen 3.41% since March 7, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 13.29% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.25, from 1.25 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 15 investors sold Benefitfocus, Inc. shares while 17 reduced holdings. 10 funds opened positions while 30 raised stakes. 24.67 million shares or 0.46% more from 24.56 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Glenmede Communications Na reported 2,929 shares stake. Intl Gp has 0% invested in Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT). Northern owns 209,584 shares. Wells Fargo & Mn invested 0% of its portfolio in Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT). State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement owns 17,382 shares. Deutsche Retail Bank Ag holds 0% in Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) or 21,460 shares. Gagnon Secs Limited Liability Corporation has 0.15% invested in Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) for 12,783 shares. Goldman Sachs Group has 0.05% invested in Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT). Barclays Pcl has 0% invested in Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT). Vanguard Inc holds 1.60 million shares or 0% of its portfolio. Raymond James Na reported 9,479 shares. Tower Limited Co (Trc) reported 311 shares stake. National Bank Of Mellon invested in 77,239 shares or 0% of the stock. Voya Invest Management Lc reported 0% stake. Raymond James And Assocs has invested 0.01% in Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT).

Analysts await Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) to report earnings on March, 14 after the close. They expect $-0.21 earnings per share, up 12.50% or $0.03 from last year’s $-0.24 per share. After $-0.20 actual earnings per share reported by Benefitfocus, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 5.00% negative EPS growth.

Among 11 analysts covering Benefitfocus (NASDAQ:BNFT), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Benefitfocus had 32 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Sunday, October 29 by Canaccord Genuity. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, June 1 by William Blair. Chardan Capital Markets downgraded the shares of BNFT in report on Friday, August 4 to “Neutral” rating. On Thursday, August 3 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. Jefferies maintained the shares of BNFT in report on Friday, October 27 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, July 28. The company was upgraded on Thursday, September 3 by Zacks. As per Thursday, March 10, the company rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity. Deutsche Bank maintained Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) rating on Thursday, August 4. Deutsche Bank has “Buy” rating and $65 target. The stock of Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) earned “Buy” rating by Chardan Capital Markets on Friday, January 6.

Among 8 analysts covering Genworth Financial (NYSE:GNW), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 13% are positive. Genworth Financial had 23 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Friday, September 23 by Wells Fargo. BTIG Research downgraded the shares of GNW in report on Wednesday, October 5 to “Neutral” rating. On Wednesday, August 5 the stock rating was upgraded by Macquarie Research to “Neutral”. Compass Point downgraded the shares of GNW in report on Monday, September 19 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, August 6 by Raymond James. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Wednesday, November 4 by UBS. The firm has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Monday, February 26. The company was maintained on Tuesday, September 8 by UBS. As per Friday, November 11, the company rating was upgraded by Compass Point. The rating was initiated by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, November 17 with “Neutral”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.33, from 1.28 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 17 investors sold Genworth Financial, Inc. shares while 77 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 76 raised stakes. 315.12 million shares or 4.07% less from 328.49 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Royal Savings Bank Of Canada owns 0% invested in Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE:GNW) for 956,420 shares. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi invested 0% of its portfolio in Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE:GNW). Leuthold Grp Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 24,104 shares. Jefferies Group Limited Liability Corporation holds 0% or 13,961 shares in its portfolio. Retirement System Of Alabama invested in 912,936 shares. Highlander Capital Mngmt Ltd Llc reported 0.01% stake. Tiedemann Wealth Mgmt Limited Liability Company reported 69,842 shares. Amer Century Companies has 0% invested in Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE:GNW) for 188,245 shares. Linscomb Williams reported 0% in Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE:GNW). Invesco has 1.46 million shares. Ls Inv Advsrs Ltd Liability reported 39,816 shares. Moreover, Willingdon Wealth Management has 0% invested in Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE:GNW) for 108 shares. Brave Asset Mngmt Inc stated it has 0.04% in Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE:GNW). Coastland Ltd Company stated it has 0.19% of its portfolio in Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE:GNW). Hirtle Callaghan And Ltd owns 660 shares for 0% of their portfolio.

Genworth Financial, Inc. provides insurance and homeownership solutions in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $1.61 billion. It operates through five divisions: U.S. It has a 1.97 P/E ratio. Mortgage Insurance, Canada Mortgage Insurance, Australia Mortgage Insurance, U.S.