AIG : Analysis & Opinions

  1. AIG Seeks Expansion in Ireland with Laya Healthcare Buy - Analyst ...

    January 22, 2015
    American International Group Inc. (AIG) inked a deal to purchase Ireland's Laya Healthcare for undisclosed amount.
  2. MetLife Sues FSOC over SIFI Tag, Okay with Stricter Laws - Analyst ...

    January 14, 2015
    MetLife Inc. (MET) is suing the regulatory body for imposing systemically important financial institution (SIFI) label on ...
  3. AIG Vends $2B Long-Term Notes with Immaterial Debt Risk - Analyst ...

    January 13, 2015
    American International Group Inc. (AIG) has raised $2 billion from the sale of long-term notes in a two-part sale.
  4. World's Top 10 Insurance Companies

    January 7, 2015
    This is a list of the world's ten insurance companies with the largest revenues.
  5. AIG Scales a New 52-Week High on Positive Tidings - Analyst Blog

    December 31, 2014
    On Dec 30, 2014, shares of American International Group, Inc. (AIG) scaled a new 52-week high of $56.79 following a series ...
  6. Meadowbrook to be Acquired by Fosun for $433 Million - Analyst ...

    December 31, 2014
    Fosun International Limited, a leading Shanghai-based investment company, has recently entered into an agreement to acquire ...
  7. Is it Time to Add FBL Financial (FFG) to Your Portfolio? - Analyst ...

    December 31, 2014
    On Dec 31, Zacks Investment Research upgraded FBL Financial Group Inc. (FFG) to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).
  8. FBL Financial (FFG) Hits 52-Week High on Rating Upgrade - Analyst ...

    December 31, 2014
    On Dec 30, FBL Financial Group Inc. (FFG) reached a new 52-week high of $58.28 per share, driven by rating upgradation.
  9. AIG Debt Safe; CAT Loss & Macro Qualms Hit Core Growth - Analyst ...

    December 24, 2014
    On Dec 23, we issued an updated research report on American International Group Inc. (AIG), citing its opportunities and ...
  10. The Hartford's Divestitures, Capital Deployment Look Good - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    On Dec 22, 2014, we issued an updated research report on The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (HIG).
  11. American International Group Inc. (AIG): New Analyst Report from ...

    December 23, 2014
    AIG's favorable financial leverage, disciplined expense management, a strong capital position, business de-risking and strong ...
  12. MetLife Tagged as SIFI: What it Means for Your Portfolio? - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    MetLife Inc. (MET) has finally been acknowledged as a non-bank systemically important financial institution (SIFI).
  13. How To Profit From The Insurance M&A Frenzy

    December 14, 2014
  14. Picking Up Where We Left Off? - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 3, 2014
    Over the hump midway through Q3 earnings season, we've now got a fairly decent read on how the S&P 500 has performed. ...
  15. U.S. Insurers Still Struggling: Time to Rethink Regulation? - ...

    September 5, 2014
    U.S. Insurers Still Struggling: Time to Rethink Regulation? - Industry Outlook
  16. Are These The Buyback Kings Of 2015?

    July 17, 2014
    You have to be impressed with the recent 30% six-month rally for chipmaker Intel (Nasdaq:INTC). For a company that was already ...
  17. 5 Keys To Spotting Value Stocks

    June 3, 2014
    In his book Investment Fables, Aswath Damodaran looks at what does and does not work in the stock market. He examines various ...
  18. Insurance Industry Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    January 14, 2014
    Insurance Industry Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  19. Ten Money Managers Worth Following

    December 23, 2013
    Generally speaking, most retail investors along with the media outlets tend to closely follow the moves of well-known investors ...
  20. Insurance Industry Stock Outlook - Sept 2013 - Industry Outlook

    September 17, 2013
    Insurance Industry Stock Outlook - Sept 2013 - Industry Outlook
  21. U.S. Insurers Turn A Major Corner

    June 25, 2013
    After suffering, the property and casualty insurance industry is back. The group has reported their first underwriting profit ...
  22. CIGNA Sheds Run-Off Biz - Analyst Blog

    February 5, 2013
    In an effort to reduce risk and strengthen financial flexibility the U.S. health insurer CIGNA Corp. (CI), has announced ...
  23. Fitch Avows MetLife's Debt - Analyst Blog

    January 30, 2013
    On Tuesday, Fitch Ratings affirmed all the debt and credit ratings of MetLife Inc. (MET) and its operating subsidiaries, ...
  24. Sun Life Expands ASEAN Footprint - Analyst Blog

    January 23, 2013
    In an effort to expand its international operations, the Canadian life insurer Sun Life Financial Inc. (SLF) has announced ...
  25. 5 Of The Largest Corporate Annual Losses Of All Time

    December 27, 2012
    These firms were some of the biggest casualties and reported losses that easily qualify as among the largest of all time.
  26. MET Wary of 2013, Shelves Buyback - Analyst Blog

    December 17, 2012
    Yesterday, MetLife Inc. (MET) announced its projected operating earnings growth to falter in 2013 on an annual basis, which ...
  27. The Biggest One-Day Gains In Popular Commodities

    October 31, 2012
    Commodities can be a volatile bunch. Here are some of the biggest one-day leaps for oil, gold and corn.
  28. An Ascending Triangle For Everyone

    September 26, 2012
    Whether a bull or bear, there are ascending triangles breaking out in both directions, and another which hasn't broken out ...
  29. AIG Sells $250M Notes - Analyst Blog

    August 21, 2012
    Yesterday, American International Group Inc. (AIG) announced the sale of unsecured senior notes worth $250 million. The proceeds ...
  30. AIG Profit Rockets in 2Q - Analyst Blog

    August 3, 2012
    American International Group Inc. (AIG) reported second-quarter 2012 operating earnings per share of $1.06, outshining the ...
  31. CFTC to Monitor Risky Trades Abroad - Analyst Blog

    July 3, 2012
    The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has unveiled a proposal to supervise and regulate derivative trades by U.S. ...
  32. AIG Issues Notes Worth $750M - Analyst Blog

    June 29, 2012
    According to a report from Thomson Reuters, American International Group Inc. (AIG) recently vended off senior unsecured ...
  33. AIG to Divest Runoff Businesses - Analyst Blog

    June 28, 2012
    Going along with its asset-divestment strategy, American International Group Inc. (AIG) has agreed to vend two of its sub-units ...
  34. New Ratings (ACE, AIG, RATE, MM, MOVE, SLW, XRTX, ZMH)

    June 26, 2012
    New York, June 26th ( - Following are some of the new analyst ratings before the market open. Research ...
  35. NY Fed Ends AIG's Bad Asset Sale - Analyst Blog

    June 15, 2012
    The Federal Reserve Bank of New York ("Fed") recently announced the sale of American International Group's (AIG) remaining ...
  36. XL Group Seems To Be Back On The Right Track

    June 5, 2012
    XL is a different company now, but still needs a better ROE to be a long-term winner.
  37. Treasury to Sell AIG Stock - Analyst Blog

    May 7, 2012
    Basking after a good first-quarter performance, yesterday American International Group Inc. (AIG) announced the US Treasury ...
  38. Prudential Misses EPS, Revs Up - Analyst Blog

    May 3, 2012
    Prudential Misses EPS, Revs Up - Analyst Blog
  39. 5 High-Beta Stocks To Watch

    March 23, 2012
    Check out five high-beta stocks that can help make your portfolio more exciting.
  40. Chasing Banks For Yield And Growth

    March 22, 2012
    Banks are starting all over again looking to grow dividend payouts.
  41. 5 High-Beta Stocks To Watch

    February 13, 2012
    Check out five high-beta stocks that can help make your portfolio more exciting.
  42. Bank Warrants Your Atttention

    January 10, 2012
    Bank warrants are a lucrative way to make a bet that U.S. financials will once again be respected by the investing public.
  43. 5 High-Beta Stocks To Watch

    January 9, 2012
    Check out five high-beta stocks that can help make your portfolio more exciting.
  44. Need an Annuity? Take the PILL Test

    November 30, 2011
    Most people who own annuities don’t really know what they own, and why they own it…other than the fact that their trusted ...
  45. Prudential An Appealing Life Insurance Play

    November 8, 2011
    Prudential Financial offers solid annual stock return potential for shareholders.
  46. Banks Battle Higher Capital Standards

    October 18, 2011
    Many U.S. banks are fighting the higher capital requirements under Basel III and argue that these rules will reduce economic ...
  47. The Transatlantic Holdings Merger Timeline

    September 8, 2011
    A timeline of three proposed buyouts of Transatlantic Holdings.
  48. The Best Time to Sell Options

    August 19, 2011
    Selling options in the current environment promotes flexibility, allows the trader to better withstand volatility in the ...
  49. 5 Stocks At 52-Week Lows

    August 11, 2011
    Are these companies on a downward spiral or gearing up for a rebound?
  50. Berkshire Hathaway Makes An Unusual Bid For Transatlantic

    August 10, 2011
    Berkshire makes an odd bid for an in-play reinsurance giant.
  51. S&P 500's Highest Beta Stocks

    May 3, 2011
    Adding high-beta stocks can lead to higher returns. Check out the highest beta stocks currently in the S&P500.
  52. S&P 500 Winners In 2010

    January 7, 2011
    Some of the best-performing stocks in the S&P 500 in 2010 were all but counted out at the peak of the financial crisis.
  53. Property And Casualty Having Better Year

    December 30, 2010
    The Property and Casualty industry reported improved financial performance in the first nine months of 2010.
  54. MetLife Nearly Thawed From Credit Crisis

    August 3, 2010
    MetLife's top-line and profit growth potential will improve markedly with ALICO.
  55. Fairholme's Big Financial Bet

    July 14, 2010
    Fairholme has over 20% of its assets, over $3 billion, invested in the country's biggest financial names.
  56. Fairholme's Financial Bet

    May 21, 2010
    As of the end of the first quarter of 2010, Fairholme was making a big bet. The move was not on one single company, but on ...
  57. 3 Great But Misunderstood Stocks

    May 4, 2010
    Is a lack of understanding of these 3 stocks causing some investors to miss the boat?
  58. America's Biggest Companies Look Reasonably Priced

    March 12, 2010
    These giants offer investors a reasonable dividend and strong, dependable earnings.
  59. An Oversold Market Means Bargains

    February 9, 2010
    The recent market correction indicates oversold conditions, creating bargains for investors again.
  60. MetLife's Improving Investment Outlook

    February 4, 2010
    MetLife should continue to see its fortunes improve as losses subside and demographics point to an aging population.
  61. How To Lose Money Investing

    January 25, 2010
    Investors looking to lose money should look no further than long-term positions in levered ETFs.
  62. A Review Of 2009 In Property and Casualty Insurance

    December 29, 2009
    This market paid off for those who had the fortitude to invest.
  63. The Wait For The Hard Market In Insurance Continues

    November 17, 2009
    The long awaited property and casualty insurance hard market may be delayed just a little longer, as two surveys show a break ...
  64. The Dash For Trash

    August 28, 2009
    The dash for trash in the financial sector.
  65. Finding Shelter In Annuities

    August 19, 2009
    Investors can take not of insurer who also offer a safe harbor for insurers after bouts of market volatility.
  66. Deep Value Disappointments

    July 1, 2009
    In order to be truly successful, value investors need to do their homework.
  67. The Annuity Gorilla In The Room

    June 29, 2009
    Regulators are concerned about variable annuities. Should stockholders share in this conern?
  68. Allstate's Good Hands Gone Bad?

    June 12, 2009
    Allstate is a mixed bag right now; though they refused TARP money, they have exposure to mortgage-backed securities
  69. We Don't Need No Stinkin' TARP Money

    May 19, 2009
    Insurance companies finally qualified for TARP bailout but now they may not want it. That's a good sign but some companies ...
  70. Global Investing Made Easy

    April 8, 2009
    Investing in the most valuable American brands operating globally has paid dividends this decade.
  71. Bailing Out Buffett

    March 13, 2009
    Does one of the richest men in America need a helping hand?
  72. The AAA Rated Bond Club Gets Smaller

    March 5, 2009
    As the recession continues the number of companies rated AAA gets smaller.
  73. Buybacks Gone Wild

    February 25, 2009
    Many companies happily bought back their own shares thinking that large cash holdings were a luxury, but are they regretting ...
  74. Banking Stress Spreads To India's ICICI

    November 5, 2008
    ICICI Bank has managed to stay profitable, but bank is still seeing pressure from the global credit crisis.
  75. Say Goodbye To The Soft Insurance Market

    October 28, 2008
    Insurance companies are feeling more cautious about the risks involved with underwriting. Consumers can expect policy prices ...
  76. ING Capital Injection A Mere Booster Shot

    October 22, 2008
    ING's capital injection lacked the urgency of other firms going after government investment.
  77. 3 Value Plays Revealed Using Forward P/E

    October 13, 2008
    The forward P/E ratio can unearth long-term value plays that other investors miss. We examine three stocks worth a second ...
  78. The Fragility Of Stability

    October 7, 2008
    The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act was supposed to stabilize to the markets and usher in a new age of peace and prosperity. ...
  79. Cold, Hard FactSet

    September 29, 2008
    We examine how the severe market environment is impacting this provider of market info.
  80. Top 3 CDS Champs Still Holding Strong

    September 24, 2008
    Credit default swaps are next on the hit list, but remember the top players - JPMorgan, Citi and Bank of America - are also ...
  81. Storm Brewing For Online Brokers

    September 22, 2008
    On top of slumping trading volumes, the online brokers now face significant client withdrawals. That's a storm of trouble.
  82. Top 5 Volume Stocks For September 16

    September 16, 2008
    A look at five of the most active stocks in the market by midday, with a focus on embattled AIG.
  83. Is AIG DOA?

    August 27, 2008
    AIG was once the buy-and-forget champion of the insurance sector. Now the question is whether it can survive.
  84. Wamu Now, Later Or Never?

    August 15, 2008
    Texas Pacific Group has a big stake in Washington Mutual. Investors should evaluate their risk tolerance before following ...
  85. Shariah Compliance Principles

    July 11, 2008
    Shariah compliant investments have social and financial rewards.
  86. AXA Finds The Financial Sweet Spot

    May 20, 2008
    Calling a bottom for the financial sector is near impossible; luckily, global insurers like AXA Group make it unnecessary, ...
  87. Five Big Bears Ready To Roar On May 13

    May 13, 2008
    Weekly commentary on some of the biggest bears in the market. This week features Washington Mutual.
  88. Subprime Casualty List

    August 30, 2007
    A look at some of the major victims of the subprime fallout, and the possible opportunities within them.
  89. AIG: Diamond In The Subprime Rough? (AIG)

    August 15, 2007
    AIG is reassuring investors that its positioning and cash will help cushion any subprime problems.
  90. The Effects of the Altria-Kraft Spin-Off (MO, KFT)

    March 26, 2007
    An interesting look at the effects the Altria-Kraft spin-off could bring to the major stock market indices.
  91. The Road Ahead For AIG (AIG)

    March 23, 2007
    A look at AIG and the factors that will hinder its future growth.
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