CB : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Will StanCorp Financial (SFG) Q4 Earnings Beat Estimates? - ...

    January 27, 2015
    StanCorp Financial Group Inc.(SFG) is set to report fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 results on Jan 29.
  2. Will Chubb Corp (CB) Beat Q4 Earnings on Top-Line Growth? - ...

    January 27, 2015
    We expect Chubb (CB) to beat expectations when it reports fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 results on Jan 29.
  3. Will Principal Financial (PFG) Earnings Beat Estimates in Q4? ...

    January 27, 2015
    Principal Financial Group Inc.(PFG) is set to report fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 results on Jan 29.
  4. Will Visa (V) Earnings Surprise Estimates in Fiscal Q1? - Analyst ...

    January 27, 2015
    Our proven model does not conclusively show that Visa (V) will beat earnings when it reports fiscal first-quarter 2015 results ...
  5. RLI Corp Q4 Earnings Beat on Top Line Despite Expense Rise - ...

    January 27, 2015
    RLI Corporation (RLI) posted operating earnings of 71 cents per share for the fourth quarter of 2014, outperforming the Zacks ...
  6. Progressive Issues 3.70% $400 Million Notes Due 2045 - Analyst ...

    January 26, 2015
    Progressive Corp. (PGR) has recently issued 3.70% senior notes worth $400 million.
  7. A.M. Best Rates W.R. Berkley Corp. with a Stable Outlook - Analyst ...

    January 23, 2015
    W.R. Berkley Corp. (WRB) gets its investment grade rating affirmed by A.M. Best, with a stable outlook.
  8. First American Financial Hikes Dividend, Hits 52-Week High - ...

    January 23, 2015
    On Jan 22, First American Financial Corporation (FAF) shares scaled a 52-week high of $34.70 per share
  9. Will Zions Q4 Earnings Impress on Improved Revenue Growth? - ...

    January 23, 2015
    We anticipate Zions (ZION) to beat earnings expectations when it reports fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 results on Jan ...
  10. ACE Ltd Set to Beat on Q4 Earnings as Underwriting Improves - ...

    January 22, 2015
    We expect property and casualty insurer ACE Limited (ACE) to beat expectations when it reports fourth-quarter and full-year ...
  11. State Auto Financial Enhances Reserves; Shares Down - Analyst ...

    January 22, 2015
    State Auto Financial Corp. (STFC) announced that it will add pre-tax reserves worth $72 million.
  12. Travelers Earnings Beat on Underwriting Gain; Revenues Rise - ...

    January 22, 2015
    Travelers' (TRV) operating earnings of $3.07 per share in the fourth quarter of 2014 outperformed the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  13. Will RLI Corp. (RLI) Earnings Surprise Again This Season? - ...

    January 21, 2015
    RLI Corp. (RLI) is set to report fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 results on Jan 26. Let's see how things are shaping up ...
  14. Will State Street Q4 Earnings Disappoint on Rising Costs? - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    State Street (STT) is scheduled to release fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 results on Jan 23, before the market opens.
  15. Will Discover Financial (DFS) Surprise Earnings in Q4? - Analyst ...

    January 20, 2015
    Discover Financial Services (DFS) is set to report fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 earnings results on Jan 21, 2015.
  16. Travelers (TRV): Will it Spring a Surprise with Q4 Earnings? ...

    January 20, 2015
    We expect property and casualty insurer The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) to beat expectations when it reports fourth-quarter ...
  17. Chubb Corp: Now a Strong Buy on Upward Estimate Revisions - Analyst ...

    January 16, 2015
    On Jan 14, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Chubb Corp. (CB) by two notches to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy)
  18. Time to Add Travelers Companies (TRV) to Your Portfolio? - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    On Jan 15, Zacks Investment Research upgraded The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) to a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
  19. Insurance Industry Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    January 14, 2014
    Insurance Industry Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  20. Tower Stays Neutral - Analyst Blog

    January 2, 2013
    We are reiterating our Neutral recommendation on the shares of Tower Group Inc. (TWGP). The benefits of organic growth, acquisitions ...
  21. Fitch Affirms CINF, Holds It Stable - Analyst Blog

    November 23, 2012
    Earlier this week, leading rating agency Fitch ratings, took a rating action on the U.S. property and casualty insurer Cincinnati ...
  22. Sandy to Hurt Insurers' 4Q Margins - Analyst Blog

    November 13, 2012
    While the U.S. property and casualty insurers had reported favorable earnings in the first nine months of 2012, superstorm ...
  23. Assurant Seems To Be Baking In Much Tougher Times

    September 19, 2012
    Analaysts are down on Assurant, but financial outperformance could boost the stock significantly.
  24. ACE Looks Like A Card Worth Playing In The Insurance Sector

    June 8, 2012
    ACE is leveraging a balanced, less cyclical insurance business model into solid returns.
  25. W.R. Berkley's Valuation Has Caught Up

    June 6, 2012
    W.R. Berkley's business is improving, but perhaps not enough to keep driving the stock. While long-term investors may wish ...
  26. What's New At Loews?

    June 5, 2012
    A year ago, it looked like Loews, the New York-based holding company, would be trading above $60 by early 2012. That didn't ...
  27. 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.
  28. 5 Stocks To Buy For Insurance

    December 29, 2011
    These leading insurers have held up quite well this year, and the outlook over the next few years supports looking at them ...
  29. Financial Stocks That Are Bucking The Trend

    November 28, 2011
    These four financial stocks are holding up well this year.
  30. 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.
  31. 5 Stocks Generating Cash

    August 24, 2010
    Cash flow can at times be a more accurate performance measurement than reported earnings.
  32. Arch Capital - A Weak Market Will Take Its Toll Eventually

    July 28, 2010
    Arch Capital continues to manage a soft rate cycle, but eventually it will constrain the company's ability to grow.
  33. 4 Stocks You Could Buy Instead Of Apple

    January 27, 2010
    Apple's stock is rocketing skyward, but does that mean you should buy it?
  34. A Review Of 2009 In Property and Casualty Insurance

    December 29, 2009
    This market paid off for those who had the fortitude to invest.
  35. How Comprehensive Is Your Income?

    September 17, 2009
    Comprehensive income is an important part of shareholder equity but is often overlooked.
  36. Global Property Insurers Squeezed By Credit Markets

    June 17, 2008
    XL Capital and ACE Limited are feeling the pinch of tight credit markets. Is this a value trap in the making?
  37. Channeling Your Profit Potential

    June 11, 2008
    Traders will keep an eye on these stocks as they trading within a confined range.
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