PRU : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Waiting for the Skies to Clear - Ahead of Wall Street

    February 27, 2014
    We have to wait for better weather to get a clearer sense of what is going on in the economy.
  2. #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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. Another Divestiture by Mack-Cali - Analyst Blog

    July 3, 2013
    Mack-Cali recently disposed a commercial office property in Connecticut and reaped about $16.5 million, which it aims to ...
  5. Even Near A 52-Week High, MetLife Seems Undervalued

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

    February 18, 2013
    MetLife is still making steady improvements, but the stock doesn't reflect it.
  7. Mack-Cali Beats Estimate - Analyst Blog

    February 8, 2013
    Real estate investment trust (REIT) Mack-Cali Realty Corp. (CLI) reported fourth quarter 2012 FFO (funds from operations) ...
  8. Prudential Lags 4Q Estimates - Analyst Blog

    February 7, 2013
    Prudential Financial Inc.'s (PRU) core operating earnings for the fourth quarter of 2012 came in at $1.69 per share, lower ...
  9. MetLife's Guidance Reflects A Wider Problem

    December 14, 2012
    MetLife's guidance highlights some of the risks of low interest rates.
  10. Deutsche Among Financial's Biggest Movers on November 16, 2012

    November 16, 2012
    The market has been slipping so far today. The Nasdaq has fallen 1%; the S&P 500 is down 0.6%; and the Dow has declined ...
  11. Prudential Among Financial's Biggest Movers on November 8, 2 ...

    November 8, 2012
    The Nasdaq is down 0.5%, the S&P 500 is trading down 0.2% and the Dow has slipped 0.2%, marking a bad morning for the market. ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. Westpac Banking Corporation and Other Financial Stocks Making ...

    October 19, 2012
    The morning has been bad for the market. The Nasdaq has fallen 1.6%; the S&P 500 has slipped 1%; and the Dow has declined ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. Deutsche Among Financial's Biggest Movers on September 26, 2 ...

    September 26, 2012
    The Nasdaq has decreased 1%, the S&P 500 is trading down 0.5% and the Dow is down 0.2%, marking a bad morning for the market. ...
  16. Cousins to Sell CSG Business - Analyst Blog

    August 17, 2012
    Consistent with its strategy of maintaining keen focus on portfolio restructuring, Cousins Properties Inc. (CUZ) recently ...
  17. MetLife Keeps On Keeping On

    August 3, 2012
    Despite some regulatory challenges, MetLife seems too cheap to ignore today.
  18. Financial Sector's Biggest Movers for July 11, 2012

    July 11, 2012
    So far today, the Nasdaq is trading down 0.5%, the S&P 500 has moved little and the Dow has slipped 0.2%. The financial sector ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. Company News for May 04, 2012 - Corporate Summary

    May 4, 2012
    Company News for May 04, 2012 - Corporate Summary
  22. 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 ...
  23. MetLife Seems Seriously Underestimated

    February 16, 2012
    MetLife gets little credit for its quality.
  24. 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 ...
  25. MetLife Prepares For Earnings Growth

    February 15, 2011
    MetLife's fourth quarter results suggest that the domestic business has fully recovered from the credit crisis.
  26. MetLife Returning to Growth

    November 2, 2010
    With its recent developments, MetLife is worth a close look from investors.
  27. 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.
  28. MetLife Nearly Thawed From Credit Crisis

    August 3, 2010
    MetLife's top-line and profit growth potential will improve markedly with ALICO.
  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. MetLife Coming Back To Life

    May 3, 2010
    The potential for a further recovery from the financial crisis and a major global acquisition bode well for MetLife shareholders.
  31. What MetLife Looks Like With ALICO

    April 8, 2010
    The purchase of ALICO puts MetLife in place to become a leading global life insurer.
  32. Life Insurers Fail To Make The Grade

    February 18, 2010
    Earnings misses have dampened hopes for any near-term price gains in this space.
  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. The Insurance Industry Tug-Of-War

    June 18, 2009
    Property and casualty insurance price declines may turn around, but the industry is being accused of failing to plan for ...
  37. 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
  38. April's Surprising Large Cap Winners

    May 4, 2009
    April large cap winners were from sectors that everyone considered dead, rewarding patient investors who listened to reason ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. Hungry Mr. Market Eyes Insurers

    February 25, 2009
    As insurance companies go the way of the banks, even Warren Buffett suffers.
  41. 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.
  42. Get Met - It Could Pay (MET)

    February 8, 2008
    The insurer had a solid quarter that beat expectations. With its minimal subprime exposure, Metlife looks undervalued.
  43. No Quacks (AFL, AIG, PRU)

    March 23, 2007
    A look at three major insurance companies.
  44. A Hot Sector?

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