Great-West Lifeco Company Profile (TSE:GWO)

About Great-West Lifeco

Great-West Lifeco logoGreat-West Lifeco Inc (Lifeco) is a Canada-based financial services holding company. It has interests in the life insurance, health insurance, asset management, investment and retirement savings, and reinsurance businesses. It operates through the following 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.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: N/A
  • Industry: N/A
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Exchange: TSE
  • Symbol: GWO
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Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $37.40
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $36.02
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $33.98
  • 52-Week Range: C$30.83 - C$37.72
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 14.04
  • P/E Growth: 1.26
  • Market Cap: $36.89B
  • Outstanding Shares: 986,398,000
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Great-West Lifeco (TSE:GWO) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Ratings, 8 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.91)
Consensus Price Target: C$36.75

Analysts' Ratings History for Great-West Lifeco (TSE:GWO)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
2/10/2017ScotiabankBoost Price TargetSector PerformC$40.00 -> C$41.00View 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
2/10/2017CIBCBoost Price TargetC$36.00 -> C$37.00View Rating Details
2/10/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingSector PerformC$35.00View Rating Details
1/16/2017BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetC$34.00 -> C$38.00View Rating Details
1/13/2017TD SecuritiesUpgradeHold -> BuyC$36.00 -> C$41.00View Rating Details
1/13/2017Canaccord GenuityBoost Price TargetC$32.00 -> C$35.00View Rating Details
11/15/2016CSFBReiterated RatingNeutralC$35.00View Rating Details
11/4/2016RBC Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetSector PerformC$33.00 -> C$35.00View Rating Details
3/30/2016Credit Suisse GroupDowngradeNeutral -> UnderperformView Rating Details
2/22/2016National Bank FinancialBoost Price TargetC$34.00 -> C$35.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 2/21/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Great-West Lifeco (TSE:GWO)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/3/2017        
8/8/2014$0.62$0.62ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/9/2014$0.60$0.59ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Great-West Lifeco (TSE:GWO)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.91 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20163$0.69$0.73$0.71
Q2 20163$0.65$0.70$0.67
Q3 20163$0.66$0.71$0.68
Q4 20163$0.65$0.72$0.68
Q1 20172$0.69$0.74$0.72
Q2 20172$0.69$0.76$0.73
Q3 20172$0.72$0.78$0.75
Q4 20171$0.79$0.79$0.79
Q1 20181$0.80$0.80$0.80
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Dividend History for Great-West Lifeco (TSE:GWO)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
11/30/2016QuarterlyC$0.353.92%11/30/201612/30/201612/30/2016
8/31/2016QuarterlyC$0.354.37%8/31/20169/30/20169/30/2016
5/31/2016QuarterlyC$0.353.86%5/31/20166/30/20166/30/2016
3/1/2016QuarterlyC$0.354%3/1/20163/31/20163/31/2016
12/1/2015QuarterlyC$0.333.63%12/1/201512/31/201512/31/2015
8/5/2015QuarterlyC$0.253.83%8/31/20159/2/20159/30/2015
5/7/2015QuarterlyC$0.273.55%5/29/20156/2/20156/30/2015
2/12/2015QuarterlyC$0.263.65%2/27/20153/3/20153/31/2015
11/6/2014QuarterlyC$0.273.67%12/1/201412/3/201412/31/2014
8/6/2014QuarterlyC$0.283.77%8/28/20149/2/20149/30/2014
5/8/2014QuarterlyC$0.284.15%5/29/20146/2/20146/30/2014
2/13/2014C$0.282/27/20143/3/20143/31/2014
2/13/2014quarterlyC$0.313.93%2/27/20143/3/20143/31/2014
11/7/2013C$0.2911/29/201312/3/201312/31/2013
11/7/2013quarterlyC$0.313.71%11/29/201312/3/201312/31/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Great-West Lifeco (TSE:GWO)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
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)

Headlines

Latest Headlines for Great-West Lifeco (TSE:GWO)
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www.capitalcube.com - February 13 at 11:37 AM
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biz.yahoo.com - February 9 at 6:25 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoGreat-West Lifeco reports fourth quarter 2016 results, increases dividend by 6% (TSE:GWO)
finance.yahoo.com - February 9 at 6:25 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMorning News Call - Canada, February 8 (TSE:GWO)
finance.yahoo.com - February 8 at 6:12 PM
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capitalcube.com logoGreat-West Lifeco, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : GWO-CA : February 3, 2017 (TSE:GWO)
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rivesjournal.com - January 25 at 11:58 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoGreat-West Lifeco to release fourth quarter 2016 results (TSE:GWO)
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finance.yahoo.com logoGreat-West Lifeco announces Normal Course Issuer Bid (TSE:GWO)
finance.yahoo.com - January 5 at 6:36 PM
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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, November 30th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 30th will be paid a dividend of 0.346 per share on Friday, December 30th. This represents a $1.38 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.70%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 30th.

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

11 brokerages have issued 1-year target prices for Great-West Lifeco's shares. Their forecasts range from C$35.00 to C$41.00. On average, they expect Great-West Lifeco's share price to reach C$36.75 in the next twelve months.

When will Great-West Lifeco announce their earnings?

Great-West Lifeco is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, May, 3rd 2017.

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$37.40.

Great-West Lifeco (TSE:GWO) Chart for Tuesday, February, 21, 2017


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Last Updated on 2/21/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff