PRU : Analysis & Opinions

  1. 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).
  2. 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 ...
  3. 5 Family-Friendly Employers For Working Parents

    July 31, 2014
    A family friendly employer doesn’t just make it possible for parents who work there to care for their children without ...
  4. Hispanics have unique financial planning needs and attitudes, and financial advisers would be well-served by studying this fast-growing demographic's differences.

    Ignore This Demographic At Your Own Peril

    May 22, 2014
    Hispanics have unique financial planning needs and attitudes, and financial advisers would be well-served by studying this ...
  5. Closing the Books on Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    March 10, 2014
    Closing the Books on Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  6. Fed Hopes are Premature - Ahead of Wall Street

    February 10, 2014
    Investors will likely get disappointed if they are angling from a slower Fed Taper as a result of the recent softer economic ...
  7. #PreMarket Primer: Friday, November 15: Markets Higher Due To ...

    November 15, 2013
    Markets across the world improved after Janet Yellen was approved as the new Federal Reserve Chairwoman on Thursday. Yellen’s ...
  8. Earnings Expectations For The Week Of August 5

    August 4, 2013
    The earnings season is beginning to wind down, and much of the focus this week will turn to central bank meetings and economic ...
  9. Even Near A 52-Week High, MetLife Seems Undervalued

    June 14, 2013
    MetLife has rebounded nicely, but should outperform as rates move up again.
  10. Steady Progress And Unappreciated Value At MetLife

    February 18, 2013
    MetLife is still making steady improvements, but the stock doesn't reflect it.
  11. Mack-Cali's New Project in Boston - Analyst Blog

    January 25, 2013
    Yesterday, Mack-Cali Realty Corp. (CLI) stated that its Roseland subsidiary has initiated the construction of "Portside at ...
  12. MetLife's Guidance Reflects A Wider Problem

    December 14, 2012
    MetLife's guidance highlights some of the risks of low interest rates.
  13. Early Research Calls

    November 28, 2012
    New York, May 10th (TradersHuddle.com) - Research Analyst's early calls ahead of the bell. Prudential (NYSE:PRU) was upgraded ...
  14. Torchmark Corp Stays Neutral - Analyst Blog

    November 7, 2012
    We are reiterating our Neutral recommendation on life and health insurer, Torchmark Corp. (TMK). Though we are optimistic ...
  15. Prudential Financial's Third Quarter Earnings Report

    November 7, 2012
    Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU) announced its results for the most recent quarter on November 7, 2012. Prudential Financial ...
  16. Why Wal-Mart's Stock is Now Cheaper (and Safer) than its Bonds

    October 19, 2012
    In the corporate headquarters of retail giant Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT), April 21 was a day of utter fear. That's when The New ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. Douglas Emmett Finances Warner Center Towers - Analyst Blog

    August 22, 2012
    In order to finance its Warner Center Towers, California-based real estate investment trust (REIT) Douglas Emmett, Inc. (DEI) ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. MetLife Keeps On Keeping On

    August 3, 2012
    Despite some regulatory challenges, MetLife seems too cheap to ignore today.
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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. ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. When Will Genworth's Turnaround Come?

    June 15, 2012
    Genworth is still struggling to find its way after the U.S. housing debacle.
  25. Prudential Out To Boost Shareholder Returns

    May 25, 2012
    An appealing valuation and decent growth prospects overseas bode well for Prudential's future shareholder returns.
  26. Prudential Misses EPS, Revs Up - Analyst Blog

    May 3, 2012
    Prudential Misses EPS, Revs Up - Analyst Blog
  27. Obama’s Corporate Tax Proposal: Which Companies Will Take A Hit?

    February 24, 2012
    President Obama has proposed corporate tax cuts that will lower corporate income taxes from 35% to 28%, but claims he willl ...
  28. MetLife Seems Seriously Underestimated

    February 16, 2012
    MetLife gets little credit for its quality.
  29. Prudential An Appealing Life Insurance Play

    November 8, 2011
    Prudential Financial offers solid annual stock return potential for shareholders.
  30. Get Ready for a Different Gold Frenzy

    August 19, 2011
    Junior miners are likely to be in the radar of gold giants for potential mergers and acquisitions, as the big boys aim to ...
  31. Winners And Losers In Long-Term Care Insurance

    October 20, 2010
    Baby boomers start turning 65 in 2011, so it's time to look at how to play long-term care insurance.
  32. MetLife Nearly Thawed From Credit Crisis

    August 3, 2010
    MetLife's top-line and profit growth potential will improve markedly with ALICO.
  33. 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.
  34. Financial Preferred Shares Still Got Game

    September 11, 2009
    This asset class rose meteorically over the last six months.
  35. The Annuity Gorilla In The Room

    June 29, 2009
    Regulators are concerned about variable annuities. Should stockholders share in this conern?
  36. 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
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. Prudential Drops Equity Research (PRU)

    June 7, 2007
    The cut will cost 420 people their jobs, but it could be a good move for the company overall.
  41. A Hot Sector?

    December 21, 2005
    Another example of a sector that "falls between the cracks" - elearning.
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