HIG : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Hartford's Transformation Continuing To Unlock Value

    July 8, 2013
    Hartford's transformation is going better than expected, and the shares could still be cheap.
  2. Even Near A 52-Week High, MetLife Seems Undervalued

    June 14, 2013
    MetLife has rebounded nicely, but should outperform as rates move up again.
  3. RNR Estimates Loss from Sandy - Analyst Blog

    December 21, 2012
    RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (RNR) announced its initial estimate of a net negative impact of $130 million on its fourth quarter ...
  4. PRU Buys Hartford's Life Insurance - Analyst Blog

    October 1, 2012
    Recently, Prudential Financial Inc. (PRU) has announced that it will acquire Individual Life Insurance business of The Hartford ...
  5. Allianz In Relatively Good Shape

    June 22, 2012
    Allianz is stuck with low investment returns, but the company is one of the strongest in the sector and is doing relatively ...
  6. Aviva In The Wrong Place At The Wrong Time

    June 21, 2012
    Aviva was forced to sell assets and raise capital at a time when its assets carry tough values and share capital costs dearly. ...
  7. Hartford's Transformation Is A Multi-Year Proposition

    June 18, 2012
    Hartford is exiting life insurance, but retirement and annuities should both improve and stabilize returns over the long ...
  8. 5 High-Beta Stocks To Watch

    March 23, 2012
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  9. 5 High-Beta Stocks To Watch

    February 13, 2012
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  10. 5 High-Beta Stocks To Watch

    January 9, 2012
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  11. Upwardly-Revised Estimates Are Few And Far Between

    October 10, 2011
    The reeling in of earnings estimates has begun, but here are some compelling exceptions to that trend.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Property And Casualty Insurance: Things Could Be Worse

    June 30, 2010
    The property and casualty industry is profitable so far in 2010, but it faces sluggish pricing and declines in premiums. ...
  15. Progressive's Winning Ad Campaign

    April 19, 2010
    Auto insurer Progressive appears to be winning market share with its catchy TV ad campaign.
  16. Was It Really A Bailout?

    March 23, 2010
    Although Americans are convinced that the TARP program was a waste of taxpayer money, the latest report indicates that most ...
  17. Executive Bonuses Must Go

    December 3, 2009
    Professor Henry Mintzberg wrote an article about why executive bonuses must go. We look at the Forbes' CEO compensation list ...
  18. The Insurance Market Totters Between Hard And Soft

    August 18, 2009
    The insurance industry continues to hover on the brink of a hard market but is still weak as it feels the impact of the recession. ...
  19. The Annuity Gorilla In The Room

    June 29, 2009
    Regulators are concerned about variable annuities. Should stockholders share in this conern?
  20. 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 ...
  21. ProAssurance Hits A Home Run

    February 27, 2009
    This company reported a solid quarter and strong year despite the troubles plaguing the rest of the insurance industry.
  22. The Dreaded DAC Charge Hits Life Insurers

    October 15, 2008
    Deferred acquisition costs will begin to infect life insurer balance sheets. Learn who's in line to feel the pain.
  23. 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?
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