Great-West Lifeco (TSE:GWO) Stock Price Passes Above 200 Day Moving Average of $34.83

Great-West Lifeco Inc. (TSE:GWOGet Rating)’s stock price crossed above its 200-day moving average during trading on Friday . The stock has a 200-day moving average of C$34.83 and traded as high as C$39.48. Great-West Lifeco shares last traded at C$39.23, with a volume of 2,563,840 shares.

Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on GWO shares. Royal Bank of Canada lifted their price target on shares of Great-West Lifeco from C$36.00 to C$40.00 and gave the stock a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Friday, February 10th. Scotiabank upped their target price on shares of Great-West Lifeco from C$38.00 to C$39.00 in a research note on Friday, February 10th. CSFB upped their target price on shares of Great-West Lifeco from C$37.00 to C$40.00 in a research note on Friday, May 5th. CIBC raised shares of Great-West Lifeco from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and upped their target price for the company from C$37.00 to C$40.00 in a research note on Friday, February 10th. Finally, TD Securities upped their target price on shares of Great-West Lifeco from C$34.00 to C$36.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 9th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. According to, the company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of C$36.88.

Great-West Lifeco Price Performance

The company’s 50-day moving average price is C$37.37 and its 200-day moving average price is C$34.83. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 35.51, a current ratio of 42.86 and a quick ratio of 22.18. The company has a market cap of C$36.55 billion, a P/E ratio of 14.69, a P/E/G ratio of 2.05 and a beta of 0.82.

Great-West Lifeco Announces Dividend

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 30th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 30th will be given a dividend of $0.52 per share. This represents a $2.08 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.30%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, May 30th. Great-West Lifeco’s dividend payout ratio is 77.90%.

About Great-West Lifeco

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Great-West Lifeco Inc, a financial services holding company, engages in the life and health insurance, retirement and investment services, asset management, and reinsurance businesses in Canada, the United States, and Europe. The company offers a portfolio of financial and benefit plan solutions for individuals, families, businesses, and organizations; life, disability, critical illness, accidental death, dismemberment, health and dental protection, and creditor insurance products; and retirement savings and income, annuity, and other specialty products.

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