Great-West Lifeco Company Profile (TSE:GWO)

About Great-West Lifeco (TSE:GWO)

Great-West Lifeco logoGreat-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. Lifeco has operations in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia through The Great-West Life Assurance Company, London Life Insurance Company, The Canada Life Assurance Company (Canada Life), Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company, Putnam Investments, LLC (Putnam), Canada Life Limited and Irish Life Group Limited (Irish Life). Lifeco, through its operating subsidiaries, provides products and services under various brands, including the Great-West Life brand, London Life brand, the Canada Life brand, the Freedom 55 Financial brand, the Irish Life brand, the Great-West Financial brand, the Empower Retirement brand, and the Putnam Investments and PanAgora brands.

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  • Symbol: TSE:GWO
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  • Market Cap: C$33.38 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 989,938,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: C$35.82
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: C$35.85
  • 52 Week Range: C$30.83 - C$37.79
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 12.79
  • P/E Growth: 1.30
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: C$46.94 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.71
  • Book Value: C$19.99 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.69
  • Dividend Yield: 4.4%
  • EBIDTA: C$4.07 billion
  • Average Volume: 665,910 shs.
  • Short Ratio: 45.68

Frequently Asked Questions for Great-West Lifeco (TSE:GWO)

What is Great-West Lifeco's stock symbol?

Great-West Lifeco trades on the Tornton Stock Exchange (TSX) under the ticker symbol "GWO."

How often does Great-West Lifeco pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Great-West Lifeco?

Great-West Lifeco declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, March 1st. Investors of record on Friday, March 31st will be paid a dividend of 0.367 per share on Friday, March 31st. This represents a $1.47 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.35%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 1st. This is an increase from Great-West Lifeco's previous quarterly dividend of $0.35. View Great-West Lifeco's Dividend History.

Where is Great-West Lifeco's stock going? Where will Great-West Lifeco's stock price be in 2017?

10 analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Great-West Lifeco's shares. Their predictions range from C$35.00 to C$39.00. On average, they expect Great-West Lifeco's share price to reach C$36.60 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Great-West Lifeco.

Who are some of Great-West Lifeco's key competitors?

How do I buy Great-West Lifeco stock?

Shares of Great-West Lifeco and other Canadian stocks can be purchased through online brokerage accounts that support trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). Brokers that permit trading on the TSX include Fidelity, Interactive Brokers, PennTrade and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Great-West Lifeco stock cost?

One share of Great-West Lifeco stock can currently be purchased for approximately C$33.72.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Great-West Lifeco (TSE:GWO) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Ratings, 8 Hold Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.80)
Consensus Price Target: C$36.60

Analysts' Ratings History for Great-West Lifeco (TSE:GWO)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
5/5/2017TD SecuritiesDowngradeBuy -> HoldC$42.00 -> C$37.00View Rating Details
5/5/2017ScotiabankLower Price TargetSector PerformC$41.00 -> C$39.00View Rating Details
5/5/2017CIBCDowngradeNeutral -> UnderperformC$39.00 -> C$37.00View Rating Details
4/26/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingMarket PerformC$39.00View Rating Details
3/6/2017National Bank FinancialReiterated RatingSector PerformView Rating Details
2/10/2017DesjardinsBoost Price TargetC$35.00 -> C$37.00View Rating Details
2/10/2017Dundee SecuritiesBoost Price TargetC$33.00 -> C$36.00View Rating Details
2/10/2017Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetC$34.00 -> C$36.00View Rating Details
2/10/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingSector PerformC$35.00View Rating Details
1/13/2017Canaccord GenuityBoost Price TargetC$32.00 -> C$35.00View Rating Details
11/15/2016CSFBReiterated RatingNeutralC$35.00View Rating Details
3/30/2016Credit Suisse Group AGDowngradeNeutral -> UnderperformView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/23/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Great-West Lifeco (TSE:GWO)
Earnings by Quarter for Great-West Lifeco (TSE:GWO)
Earnings History by Quarter for Great-West Lifeco (TSE:GWO)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
8/6/2014$0.62$0.62$8.36 billion$10.07 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/8/2014$0.60$0.59$8.14 billion$9.94 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Great-West Lifeco (TSE:GWO)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.95
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20173$0.68$0.74$0.70
Q2 20173$0.65$0.76$0.72
Q3 20173$0.72$0.78$0.76
Q4 20173$0.75$0.79$0.77
Q1 20181$0.80$0.80$0.80
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History by Quarter for Great-West Lifeco (TSE:GWO)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Great-West Lifeco (TSE:GWO)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Great-West Lifeco (TSE:GWO)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Great-West Lifeco (TSE:GWO)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/9/2017Deborah Jean BarrettDirectorBuy2,900C$34.91C$101,239.00
3/23/2017Arshil JamalDirectorSell64,000C$37.37C$2,391,680.00
3/23/2017Helen Ruth KasdorfInsiderSell1,355C$37.00C$50,135.00
3/3/2017Brian Robert AllisonDirectorSell5,000C$36.44C$182,200.00
3/2/2017Brian Robert AllisonDirectorSell4,000C$36.44C$145,760.00
2/17/2017Brian Robert AllisonDirectorSell2,500C$37.47C$93,675.00
2/16/2017Brian Robert AllisonDirectorSell5,000C$37.48C$187,400.00
2/15/2017Brian Robert AllisonDirectorSell5,000C$37.20C$186,000.00
12/7/2016Charles Donald Harvey HenaireDirectorSell10,000C$34.82C$348,200.00
12/5/2016Siim A VanaseljaDirectorBuy25,000C$34.73C$868,250.00
3/8/2016Brian Robert AllisonDirectorSell2,600C$35.06C$91,156.00
2/18/2016Susan J McarthurDirectorBuy1,000C$34.93C$34,930.00
12/21/2015James Mahase SinghDirectorBuy500C$34.41C$17,205.00
11/30/2015Lifeco U.S. Holding Great-WestInsiderBuy691,453C$35.70C$24,684,249.79
11/19/2015Paul MahonInsiderSell60,000C$35.00C$2,100,000.00
4/30/2015Lifeco U.S. Holding Great-WestInsiderSell626,072C$36.73C$22,996,501.06
3/24/2015James David JohnstonInsiderSell60,000C$37.34C$2,240,154.00
3/9/2015Paul MahonInsiderSell60,000C$34.92C$2,095,230.00
3/6/2015James David JohnstonInsiderSell10,000C$35.07C$350,721.00
3/3/2015James David JohnstonInsiderSell10,000C$35.14C$351,380.00
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Great-West Lifeco (TSE:GWO)
Latest Headlines for Great-West Lifeco (TSE:GWO)
DateHeadline logoGreat-West Lifeco' Preferred Series L Shares Cross 5.5% Yield Mark - May 22 at 5:09 PM logoGreat-West Lifeco subsidiary announces acquisition of Financial Horizons Group - The leading MGA in the Canadian market - May 19 at 5:22 PM logoFinancial Horizons Group Announces Sale to Great-West Lifeco subsidiary The Great-West Life Assurance Company - May 19 at 5:21 PM logo[$$] Great-West Lifeco Unit Buying Financial Horizons Group From Genstar - May 19 at 5:21 PM logoIIROC Trading Halt - GWO.PR.T - May 18 at 9:45 AM logoGreat-West Lifeco completes offering of Preferred Shares - May 18 at 9:45 AM logoGWO's Strong Dividend History Helps Get It To The Top 25 - May 16 at 11:26 AM logoAvoid the Siren Song of This Massive Canadian Holding Company - May 15 at 5:09 PM logoGreat-West Lifeco President and CEO to Speak at the Barclays Americas Select Franchise Conference 2017 - May 15 at 5:09 PM logoPower Financial Reports First Quarter Financial Results and Dividends - May 11 at 11:14 PM logoDeborah Jean Barrett Purchases 2,900 Shares of Great-West Lifeco Inc (GWO) Stock - May 9 at 8:02 PM logoGreat-West Lifeco announces increase in Series T Preferred Shares issue to $200 Million - May 9 at 5:24 PM logoGreat-West Lifeco announces offering of Series T Preferred Shares - May 9 at 12:44 PM logoDesjardins Analysts Lift Earnings Estimates for Great-West Lifeco Inc (GWO) - May 8 at 10:44 AM logoQ2 2017 EPS Estimates for Great-West Lifeco Inc Cut by Analyst (GWO) - May 8 at 7:27 AM logoGreat-West Lifeco Inc (GWO) PT Lowered to C$39.00 - May 6 at 12:56 PM logoGreat-West Lifeco Inc (GWO) Cut to "Underperform" at CIBC - May 6 at 12:56 PM logoGreat-West Lifeco Inc (GWO) Downgraded to "Hold" at TD Securities - May 6 at 12:20 PM logoCANADA STOCKS-TSX notches biggest gain in 2 months as oil rebounds - May 5 at 9:10 PM logoEdited Transcript of GWO.TO earnings conference call or presentation 4-May-17 7:30pm GMT - May 5 at 3:47 AM logoGreat-West Lifeco maintains a strong capital position and reports first quarter 2017 adjusted net earnings of $619 million and ROE of 13.9% - May 4 at 5:45 PM logoMorning News Call - Canada, May 3 - Yahoo Finance - May 3 at 3:03 PM logoQ2 2017 EPS Estimates for Great-West Lifeco Inc (GWO) Reduced by National Bank Financial - May 3 at 7:42 AM logoGreat-West Lifeco Inc (GWO) PT Raised to C$39.00 at CIBC - May 3 at 1:02 AM logoGreat-West Lifeco Inc (GWO) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages - May 2 at 12:38 PM logoGreat-West Lifeco, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : GWO-CA : May 1, 2017 - May 1 at 1:29 PM logoGreat-West Lifeco Inc (GWO) Given a C$39.00 Price Target by BMO Capital Markets Analysts - April 26 at 4:03 PM logoGreat-West Lifeco Inc (GWO) Price Target Raised to C$39.00 at CIBC - April 26 at 4:02 PM logoDesjardins Research Analysts Lift Earnings Estimates for Great-West Lifeco Inc (GWO) - April 26 at 9:39 AM logoGreat-West Lifeco advances Canadian business transformation to drive future growth - April 25 at 11:01 AM logoGreat-West Lifeco to cut 1,500 jobs in Canada - April 25 at 11:01 AM logoGreat-West Lifeco Finance (Delaware) LP announces intention to redeem 5.691% Subordinated Debentures due June 21, 2067 - April 24 at 5:19 PM logoGreat-West Lifeco's annual and special meeting and first quarter 2017 results conference call available by webcast - April 20 at 5:42 PM logoGreat-West Lifeco's Preferred Series H Shares Cross 5% Yield Mark - April 11 at 5:23 PM logoAnalysts Offer Predictions for Great-West Lifeco Inc's Q1 2017 Earnings (GWO) - April 10 at 7:05 AM logoETFs with exposure to Great-West Lifeco, Inc. : April 7, 2017 - April 7 at 5:29 PM logoGreat-West Lifeco, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : GWO-CA : April 4, 2017 - April 7 at 10:09 AM logoGreat-West Lifeco Inc (GWO) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts - April 5 at 12:25 AM logoArshil Jamal Sells 64,000 Shares of Great-West Lifeco Inc (GWO) Stock - March 24 at 1:20 PM logoInsider Selling: Great-West Lifeco Inc (GWO) Insider Sells 1,355 Shares of Stock - March 23 at 7:54 PM logoFitch Affirms Great-West Lifeco; Outlook Stable - March 17 at 5:50 PM logoGreat-West Lifeco Executive to Speak at the National Bank Financial Markets Financial Services Conference - March 15 at 5:53 PM logoGreat-West Lifeco's Preferred Series M Shares Cross 5.5% Yield Mark - March 1 at 5:16 PM logoCanada's Collage gets seed funding via large insurer - February 22 at 12:59 PM logoFriday’s TSX breakouts: When an earnings miss translates into a potential buying opportunity - February 17 at 8:43 AM logoResearch Reports Initiated on Financials Stocks Great-West Lifeco, Genworth MI Canada, Sun Life Financial, and Intact Financial - February 10 at 6:15 PM logoQ4 2016 Great-West Lifeco Inc Earnings Release - Time Not Supplied - February 9 at 6:25 PM logoGreat-West Lifeco reports fourth quarter 2016 results, increases dividend by 6% - February 9 at 6:25 PM logoMorning News Call - Canada, February 8 - February 8 at 6:12 PM logoGreat-West Lifeco Non-Cumulative First Preferred Shares, Series L Shares Cross 5.5% Yield Mark - January 27 at 7:32 PM


Great-West Lifeco (GWO) Chart for Tuesday, May, 23, 2017

This page was last updated on 5/23/2017 by Staff