XL : Analysis & Opinions

  1. PartnerRe-AXIS Inks Merger Deal, AXIS Hits 52-Week High - Analyst ...

    January 27, 2015
    PartnerRe Ltd. (PRE) and AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. (AXS) intend to unite in a stock swap merger agreement.
  2. Allied World Closes Buyout of Latin American Underwriters - ...

    January 13, 2015
    Allied World (AWH) closed the buyout of Latin American Underwriters Holdings Ltd.
  3. XL Group Eyes Premiere Spot with Catlin Buyout, Shares Gain - ...

    January 12, 2015
    XL Group (XL) inked a deal to buy Catlin Group Limited for about $4.1 billion.
  4. AmTrust Financial Acquires Oryx Insurance & TIMS, Shares Up - ...

    January 7, 2015
    AmTrust Financial (AFSI) acquired privately held Oryx Insurance Brokerage, Inc. and TMI Solutions for cash.
  5. HCC Insurance Closes ProAg Buyout, Begins Crop Insurance - Analyst ...

    January 5, 2015
    HCC Insurance (HCC) closed the buyout of Producers Ag Insurance Group, Inc. from CUNA Mutual Group for $105 million in cash, ...
  6. ACE to Boost Personal Lines for Wealthy with Fireman's Fund - ...

    December 19, 2014
    ACE Limited (ACE) has inked a deal to buy Fireman's Fund, a high net worth personal lines insurance business in the U.S. ...
  7. XL Group in Talks to Buy Catlin, Increases Alternative Capital ...

    December 18, 2014
    XL Group plc (XL) is in talk with Catlin Group Ltd. (CGL.L) to acquire the latter and form a combined entity.
  8. Rating Action on RenaissanceRe - Analyst Blog

    June 13, 2013
    A. M. Best Co. affirmed the issuer credit rating and debt ratings of RenaissanceRe.
  9. Nasdaq Dips to Underperform - Analyst Blog

    June 10, 2013
    On Jun 7, we downgraded Nasdaq OMX Group to Underperform based on its risky debt profile amid faltering fundamentals.
  10. Sandy to Hurt Insurers' 4Q Margins - Analyst Blog

    November 13, 2012
    While the U.S. property and casualty insurers had reported favorable earnings in the first nine months of 2012, superstorm ...
  11. Today's Major Financial Sector Movers: Westpac Banking Corporation ...

    August 8, 2012
    The market is currently up, with the Nasdaq moving up 0.1%, the S&P 500 rising 0.2% and the Dow climbing 0.3%. The financial ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. Aspen Doesn't Really Stand Out

    June 19, 2012
    Aspen looks like a middling option for investors considering insurance stocks.
  14. Everest Re Trying To Balance Risk And Opportunity

    June 15, 2012
    Everest Re falls between stocks like Arch Capital and Allied World, which look fairly priced today and those like ACE and ...
  15. Argo Group Is A Confounding, But Potentially Undervalued, Stock

    June 15, 2012
    Argo has operationally underperformed, but valuation may yet be too low.
  16. High-Quality RenRe Not A Striking Bargain

    June 13, 2012
    If RenRe can maintain low teen ROEs for the long term, the stock is about 10-15% underpriced today. That's not a bad "hold" ...
  17. ACE Looks Like A Card Worth Playing In The Insurance Sector

    June 8, 2012
    ACE is leveraging a balanced, less cyclical insurance business model into solid returns.
  18. 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.
  19. XL Group Seems To Be Back On The Right Track

    June 5, 2012
    XL is a different company now, but still needs a better ROE to be a long-term winner.
  20. "Risk-Free" Short Play on XL Group

    September 2, 2011
    The charts and a well-known trading system suggest more downside ahead for insurance giant XL Group (XL), and with an important ...
  21. Berkley Looking Unloved

    April 27, 2011
    Berkley isn't getting much love, but investors shouldn't forget the solid operating history here.
  22. Insurers Hit By Catastrophe Losses

    March 22, 2011
    Insurers have been hit with a series of catastrophe losses related to recent disasters in Japan and the South Pacific.
  23. The Best Stocks Of 2009

    January 4, 2010
    Investors who owned the best performing S&P 500 stocks were richly rewarded in 2009.
  24. The Wait For The Hard Market In Insurance Continues

    November 17, 2009
    The long awaited property and casualty insurance hard market may be delayed just a little longer, as two surveys show a break ...
  25. Convertible Securities On The Right Track

    September 11, 2009
    For those who need income but don’t want to miss out on moves in the overall market.
  26. 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.
  27. Business Education Courtesy Of Berkshire's Shareholder Letter

    March 4, 2009
    Warren Buffett's 2008 Berkshire Hathaway 2008 shareholder letter demonstrates how to manage businesses through thick and ...
  28. Five Big Bears Ready To Roar For July 2

    July 2, 2008
    Weekly commentary on some of the biggest bears in the market. This week features two Morgan Stanley closed-end investment ...
  29. 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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