Great-West Lifeco Inc. (TSE:GWO) had its price target boosted by analysts at Barclays PLC from C$32.00 to C$33.00 in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. Barclays PLC’s target price would suggest a potential downside of 0.60% from the stock’s previous close.
A number of other research firms have also issued reports on GWO. TD Securities reissued a “hold” rating and set a C$36.00 target price on shares of Great-West Lifeco in a research note on Friday, August 5th. Dundee Securities reissued a “neutral” rating and set a C$32.00 target price on shares of Great-West Lifeco in a research note on Wednesday, September 21st. Scotiabank reissued a “sector perform” rating and set a C$37.00 target price on shares of Great-West Lifeco in a research note on Thursday, August 4th. Canaccord Genuity lowered shares of Great-West Lifeco from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and reduced their target price for the company from C$34.00 to C$33.00 in a research note on Tuesday, July 26th. Finally, CSFB reduced their target price on shares of Great-West Lifeco from C$36.00 to C$34.00 and set an “underperform” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, August 23rd. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and nine have assigned a hold rating to the company’s stock. Great-West Lifeco currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of C$34.27.
Great-West Lifeco (TSE:GWO) opened at 33.20 on Thursday. Great-West Lifeco has a 52 week low of $30.83 and a 52 week high of $37.10. The stock has a market capitalization of $32.91 billion and a PE ratio of 12.26. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $32.24 and its 200-day moving average is $33.83.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 30th. Investors of record on Friday, September 30th were issued a $0.346 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, August 31st. This represents a $1.38 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.17%.
About Great-West Lifeco
Great-West Lifeco Inc (Lifeco) is a financial services holding company. The Company has interests in the life insurance, health insurance, asset management, investment and retirement savings, and reinsurance businesses. It operates through four operating segments: Canada, United States, Europe and Lifeco Corporate.
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