WRB : Analysis & Opinions

  1. WRB Beats on Higher Revenues - Analyst Blog

    January 29, 2013
    Property and casualty insurer W.R. Berkley Corp. (WRB) reported fourth-quarter core operating earnings of 64 cents per share, ...
  2. Fitch Rates Tower Group - Analyst Blog

    January 28, 2013
    Fitch Ratings has undertaken a rating action on Tower Group, Inc. (TWGP). As an outcome, the rating agency reiterated the ...
  3. Travelers: Another Solid Quarter? - Analyst Blog

    January 21, 2013
    We expect The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) to beat expectations when it reports fourth-quarter and full year 2012 results ...
  4. Sandy to Affect Assurant's 4Q - Analyst Blog

    December 20, 2012
    After witnessing benign catastrophe loss during the first nine months of 2012, property and casualty insurer Assurant Inc. ...
  5. PartnerRe Buys Presidio Reinsurance - Analyst Blog

    December 19, 2012
    Yesterday, PartnerRe Ltd. (PRE) announced its intention to purchase Presidio Reinsurance Group - California-based leading ...
  6. Travelers Slides to Neutral - Analyst Blog

    November 26, 2012
    We are downgrading Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) to Neutral from Outperform as we remain concerned about its fourth quarter ...
  7. Rating Action on Travelers' Unit - Analyst Blog

    November 23, 2012
    A.M. Best Europe - Rating Services Limited, a subsidiary of A.M. Best Company, reiterated the financial strength rating (FSR) ...
  8. Travelers Upgraded to Outperform - Analyst Blog

    November 13, 2012
    We are upgrading The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) to Outperform from Neutral on the back of solid third quarter performance. ...
  9. Chubb Beats Est, Ups Guidance - Analyst Blog

    October 26, 2012
    Property and casualty insurer Chubb Corp. (CB) reported the third-quarter operating earnings of $1.98 per share, significantly ...
  10. Travelers Outshines Estimates - Analyst Blog

    October 18, 2012
    The Travelers Companies (TRV) reported earnings of $2.22 per share in the third quarter of 2012, outshining the Zacks Consensus ...
  11. Rating Action on HCC Insurance - Analyst Blog

    October 1, 2012
    A.M. Best Co. reiterated issuer credit ratings ("ICR") of 'a' and debt rating of 'a' on $300 million 6.3% senior unsecured ...
  12. PartnerRe Slips to Neutral - Analyst Blog

    September 26, 2012
    We have downgraded our recommendation on PartnerRe Ltd. (PRE) to Neutral from Outperform based on its sluggish top line growth, ...
  13. Assurant Seems To Be Baking In Much Tougher Times

    September 19, 2012
    Analaysts are down on Assurant, but financial outperformance could boost the stock significantly.
  14. HCC Announces 16th Dividend Hike - Analyst Blog

    August 27, 2012
    Last week, HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. (HCC) announced a hike in its quarterly cash dividend to 16.5 cents per share from ...
  15. Travelers Misses EPS Est., Books Profit - Analyst Blog

    July 19, 2012
    The Travelers Companies (TRV) reported earnings of $1.26 per share in the second quarter of 2012, lagging the Zacks Consensus ...
  16. PartnerRe Upped to Outperform - Analyst Blog

    July 13, 2012
    Recently, we upgraded our recommendation on PartnerRe Ltd. (PRE) to Outperform from Neutral based on its enhanced operating ...
  17. Chubb Announces 2Q Cat Loss Est - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2012
    Property and casualty insurer, Chubb Corp. (CB) expects a loss in the range of $200 million to $240 million on account of ...
  18. Chubb Corp in Neutral Lane - Analyst Blog

    July 10, 2012
    We are reiterating our Neutral recommendation on Chubb Corp. (CB) prior to its second-quarter results, scheduled for release ...
  19. Chubb Corp Kept at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    July 10, 2012
    We are reiterating our Neutral recommendation on Chubb Corp. (CB) prior to its second-quarter results, scheduled for release ...
  20. Moody's Rates Torchmark - Analyst Blog

    July 6, 2012
    As a part of its yearly review exercise, rating agency Moody's has confirmed the insurer financial strength ("IFS") rating ...
  21. Argo Group Is A Confounding, But Potentially Undervalued, Stock

    June 15, 2012
    Argo has operationally underperformed, but valuation may yet be too low.
  22. How Good Will The Good Times Be For Allied World Assurance?

    June 6, 2012
    Allied World has built an excellent business, and the stock reflects it.
  23. Catastrophes Cost Allstate

    September 20, 2011
    Allstate released figures on its recent catastrophe costs, including those from Hurrricane Irene. Investors will want to ...
  24. OneBeacon's Quest For Profits

    June 15, 2010
    OneBeacon's move to become a specialty insurer could be a signal to buy.
  25. Insurers Caught In The Spill

    May 28, 2010
    With billions on the line, will the Gulf oil spill change how insurers approach risky underwriting?
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