HIG : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Avoid These Shrinking Market Leaders

    September 10, 2013
    Even the best companies are finding it hard to generate solid revenue growth these days.The slow-growth economy means that ...
  2. Cigna Shares Hit 52-Week High - Analyst Blog

    July 8, 2013
    Cigna shares touch 52-week high share price
  3. Even Near A 52-Week High, MetLife Seems Undervalued

    June 14, 2013
    MetLife has rebounded nicely, but should outperform as rates move up again.
  4. Principal Financial Likely to Miss - Analyst Blog

    January 29, 2013
    Principal Financial Group Inc. (PFG) is set to report fourth quarter and full year 2012 results on Jan 31. In the last quarter, ...
  5. Hartford Closes Three Divestitures - Analyst Blog

    January 7, 2013
    Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (HIG) started the New Year by announcing the closure of three previously announced ...
  6. Hartford Slips to Underperform - Analyst Blog

    December 31, 2012
    We have downgraded our recommendation on Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (HIG) to 'Underperform' from 'Neutral' based ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. Hartford's 4Q to be Hit by Sandy - Analyst Blog

    December 12, 2012
    Yesterday, Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (HIG) disclosed its initial estimate of losses incurred due to Hurricane ...
  9. AIG Vends 90% of ILFC for $5.28B - Analyst Blog

    December 10, 2012
    American International Group Inc. (AIG) confirmed the sale of about 90% of its aircraft leasing unit - International Lease ...
  10. Hartford Closes Woodbury Divestiture - Analyst Blog

    December 4, 2012
    Recently, Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (HIG) completed the divestiture of its subsidiary - Woodbury Financial Services ...
  11. Sandy Insured Loss Hits $22B - Analyst Blog

    November 28, 2012
    Disaster analysis companies have pegged insured loss from the recent Hurricane Sandy to reach over $20 billion. This indicates ...
  12. Bank of Nova Scotia and Other Financial Stocks Making Big Moves ...

    September 28, 2012
    It's been a bad day for the market after the morning's trading. The Nasdaq is trading down 0.8%; the S&P 500 has slipped ...
  13. Hartford Sells Retirement Plans Biz - Analyst Blog

    September 5, 2012
    Almost six months after Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (HIG) started looking for suitable divestiture opportunities ...
  14. Allstate Expects Lower 2Q CAT Loss - Analyst Blog

    July 20, 2012
    The Allstate Corporation (ALL) has announced that its pre-tax current accident year catastrophe (CAT) loss for the month ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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. ...
  17. Weak 1Q for Hartford - Analyst Blog

    May 3, 2012
    Weak 1Q for Hartford - Analyst Blog
  18. 5 High-Beta Stocks To Watch

    March 23, 2012
    Check out five high-beta stocks that can help make your portfolio more exciting.
  19. 5 High-Beta Stocks To Watch

    February 13, 2012
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  20. 5 High-Beta Stocks To Watch

    January 9, 2012
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  21. 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.
  22. Catastrophes Cost Allstate

    September 20, 2011
    Allstate released figures on its recent catastrophe costs, including those from Hurrricane Irene. Investors will want to ...
  23. Ace Limited's Long-Term Appeal

    May 11, 2011
    Despite a recent run in the stock, Ace Limited still has appeal.
  24. Aegon Moves On

    May 3, 2011
    Dutch financial giant Aegon is in the process of repaying its loans to the Netherlands government and the future is starting ...
  25. 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.
  26. John Paulson's Top Picks

    January 14, 2011
    We take a peek at some of Paulson and Company's top holdings to see what stocks John Paulson has bought.
  27. Travelers An Industry Standout

    October 25, 2010
    The combination of a low price-to-book, low P/E and decent dividend level suggests that Travelers' stock could see further ...
  28. 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.
  29. Lincoln National A Home Run For Taxpayers

    June 16, 2010
    The government will realize a sizable return from its preferred stock and warrant investment in Lincoln National.
  30. Progressive's Winning Ad Campaign

    April 19, 2010
    Auto insurer Progressive appears to be winning market share with its catchy TV ad campaign.
  31. 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 ...
  32. Is Boring Better?

    September 2, 2009
    It may be the case that boring stocks are better. Take a look at these three stocks and decide.
  33. 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.
  34. The Annuity Gorilla In The Room

    June 29, 2009
    Regulators are concerned about variable annuities. Should stockholders share in this conern?
  35. 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 ...
  36. Is Benjamin Graham Adding To Market Tracking Oversaturation?

    April 16, 2009
    The explosion in ETF and ETN products has led to some odd offerings that lack liquidity.
  37. Will TARP Cover Be Enough For Insurers?

    April 10, 2009
    Investors rejoiced at speculation that TARP will be extended to insurance companies, but TARP is not a panacea for every ...
  38. March Mid Cap Winners

    April 6, 2009
    The best performing mid cap stocks in March were way up, but due to the power of the bear market, these stocks need many ...
  39. Five Mid Cap Stocks Killed In February

    March 2, 2009
    The worst performing mid cap stocks in February were the casualties of a plunging market.
  40. 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.
  41. Hungry Mr. Market Eyes Insurers

    February 25, 2009
    As insurance companies go the way of the banks, even Warren Buffett suffers.
  42. 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.
  43. 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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