Never have I invested in any security with this rating (percentage) until GNW
But this stock is now rated as an "A" AND as a 1% (scale 1-100% with 1 the 'best") on Schwab Equity Rating -OUTPERFORM. I am guilty of having bought some "dogs" (excuse the pun) in the past and certainly don't believe any analyst gets it right all the time but Schwab does a fairly thorough analysis.
Schwab ratings are always worthwhile to research, IMO. They provide a secondary objective opinion, classified under four divisions: fundamentals, valuations, momentum, risk. our present "A" rating is tops.
Key to note, though A is their highest rating, it certainly does not always coordinate with fast and responsive SP improvement. The same with many of their other A rated stocks, I follow. As we all know, our markets are complex entities beyond these four judged factors. Perception, historical performance and disappointment, OPX, sector news and many more sway price, especially shorter term.
Longer term and very positive, it tells the common shareholder that GNW's duck's are in alignment. and we have a quality investment. Cheers that we stay in this zone.