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Lowest Return on Equity in the Life & Health Insurance Industry Detected in Shares of Genworth Financial (GNW, CIA, MET, AEL, NWLI)

By David Diaz

Below are the three companies in the Life & Health Insurance industry with the lowest return on equity. The ROE is a general indication of the company's efficiency; investors usually look for companies with ROEs that are high and are growing.

Genworth Financial ranks lowest with a ROE of -217.5%. Following is Citizens with a ROE of -10.9%. MetLife ranks third lowest with a ROE of 106.4%.

American Equity Investment follows with a ROE of 393.0%, and National Western Life Insurance rounds out the bottom five with a ROE of 493.3%.

SmarTrend is tracking the current trend status for National Western Life Insurance and will alert subscribers who have NWLI in their portfolio or watchlist when shares have changed trend direction.

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