LNC : Analysis & Opinions

  1. American Equity at 52-Week High: Right Time to Add Stock - Analyst ...

    December 24, 2014
    On Dec 23, 2014, shares of American Equity Investment Life Holding Co. (AEL) scaled a 52-week high of $28.95 buoyed by a ...
  2. Manulife's Asset Management Unit Sees Strong Growth - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    Manulife Financial's (MFC) asset management unit has performed impressively so far in 2014, reflected by an increase in global ...
  3. Primerica Hits 52-Week High on Core Fundamental Growth - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Shares of Primerica Inc. (PRI) have scaled a new 52-week high of $54.53 on Dec 18.
  4. Reinsurance Group (RGA) Securitizes Life Insurance Block - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Reinsurance Group of America Inc. (RGA) has entered a life reinsurance embedded value securitization, to recognize some ...
  5. Torchmark Maintains Niche Position in Middle Income Market ...

    December 16, 2014
    Torchmark (TMK) is one of the few companies in the U.S. with a niche presence in the middle-income market.
  6. Manulife Forms Team for Emerging Markets Equity Investment - ...

    December 16, 2014
    Manulife Financial Corp. (MFC) formation of a new Global Emerging Markets Equity portfolio management team, reflects the ...
  7. The Treasury and the IRS have issued new guidance on pairing annuities with target date funds.

    Guidance On Pairing Annuities, Target Date Funds

    December 11, 2014
    The Treasury and the IRS have issued new guidance on pairing annuities with target date funds. Here's a look.
  8. Knowing the special circumstances that insurance companies operate under helps in evaluating whether or not a listed insurance company is a good investment and whether the economic environment is conducive to profitability for these companies.

    How To Invest In Insurance Companies

    December 9, 2014
    Knowing the special circumstances that insurance companies operate under helps in evaluating whether or not a listed insurance ...
  9. As the stock market fell last week, Financials was the hardest hit sector, with the Financial Select Sector SPDR (ARCA:XLF) down 4.01%.

    The Weakest Financial Links

    April 14, 2014
    Potential short trades in the Financial sector.
  10. With the broad market hitting new highs, stocks aren’t as cheap as they once were. That’s were GARP style investing can come in. Bridging both growth and value investing, GARP is the best way to find cheap growth in the rising stock market.

    With The Market At New Highs- It’s Time To Look Towards GARP ...

    February 20, 2014
    With the broad market hitting new highs, stocks aren’t as cheap as they once were. That’s were GARP style investing can come ...
  11. Insurance Industry Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    January 14, 2014
    Insurance Industry Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  12. 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 ...
  13. Insurance Stock Overview - Jan 2013 - Industry Outlook

    January 22, 2013
    The U.S. insurance industry entered 2013 facing the ravages of Hurricane Sandy, which resulted in billions of insured losses. ...
  14. Principal Lags EPS Est, Beats Revs - Analyst Blog

    October 26, 2012
    Principal Financial Group, Inc. (PFG) reported third quarter 2012 operating earnings of 45 cents per share, lagging the Zacks ...
  15. Principal's Notes Rated by Fitch - Analyst Blog

    September 21, 2012
    Fitch Ratings conferred 'A-' rating to the latest notes issued by Principal Financial Group, Inc. (PFG), as per Reuters. ...
  16. MetLife Keeps On Keeping On

    August 3, 2012
    Despite some regulatory challenges, MetLife seems too cheap to ignore today.
  17. 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. ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. Can Torchmark Be What It Used To Be?

    March 21, 2012
    Torchmark isn't getting much benefit of the doubt.
  20. Analyzing The Analysts

    August 12, 2009
    Here's a look at two upgrades, two downgrades and one initiation. Are the analysts on track?
  21. The Annuity Gorilla In The Room

    June 29, 2009
    Regulators are concerned about variable annuities. Should stockholders share in this conern?
  22. 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 ...
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