Is It Too Late to Buy Genworth Financial (GNW) Stock?

Miller Value Partners recently released its Q1 2021 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. The Miller Opportunity Trust posted solid gains, with Class I up 16.67%, outperforming its benchmark, the S&P 500 Index which returned 6.17% in the same quarter. You should check out Miller Value Partners’ top 5 stock picks for investors to buy right now, which could be the biggest winners of this year.

In the Q1 2021 Investor Letter, the fund highlighted a few stocks and Genworth Financial Inc (NYSE:GNW) is one of them. Genworth Financial Inc (NYSE:GNW) is an insurance company. In the last three months, Genworth Financial Inc (NYSE:GNW) stock gained 39%. Here is what the fund said:

“Genworth Financial (GNW) fell 26% in the quarter following a number of continued deal delays with the planned acquisition by China Oceanwide culminating in the announcement of the termination of the deal in early April. In early January, the company announced that they were focused on contingency plans and would not extend the merger end date beyond the 12/31/20 expiration. At that time, the company announced their plan for a partial IPO of its US mortgage insurance subsidiary, which will help them to meet upcoming debt maturities. The company announced the sale of its remaining 214M share interest in its publicly traded Australian subsidiary for A$2.28 per share. The company used the proceeds to repay $247M of it $450M promissory note to AXA leaving net proceeds of $123M to the company.”

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Miller Value Partners has been a long time Genworth Financial Inc (NYSE:GNW) bull. In August 2020, we shared Miller Value Partners GNW’s thesis in this article.

In Q4 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Genworth Financial Inc (NYSE:GNW) stock decreased by about 5% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers don’t believe in GNW’s growth potential.  Our calculations showed that Genworth Financial Inc (NYSE:GNW) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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