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Relatively High Beta Detected in Shares of Genworth Financial in the Multi-line Insurance Industry (GNW, HIG, AIG, AIZ, L)

By James Quinn

Below are the three companies in the Multi-line Insurance industry with the highest betas. Higher-beta stocks mean greater volatility and are therefore generally considered to be riskier but also may provide the potential for higher returns.

Genworth Financial ranks highest with a a beta of 1.6. Following is Hartford Financial Services with a a beta of 1.1. American International ranks third highest with a a beta of 1.1.

Assurant follows with a a beta of 1.0, and Loews rounds out the top five with a a beta of 0.9.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of Genworth Financial on March 1st, 2016 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $2.23. Since that recommendation, shares of Genworth Financial have risen 32.1%. We continue to monitor Genworth Financial for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

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Ticker(s): GNW HIG AIG AIZ L