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    What Prudential’s Planning for Its Investment Management Business

    Prudential’s investment management division is deploying money to expand its offerings and reach.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Prudential’s International Insurance Aims to Expand Reach

    In 4Q17, Prudential Financial’s (PRU) life planner operations’ adjusted operating income fell to $383 million from $395 million in 4Q16 due to foreign currency exchange, policies, and increased expenses.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Analysts Are Saying about Prudential Financial

    Of the 18 analysts covering Prudential Financial (PRU) in April 2018, six have recommended “strong buy,” five have recommended “buy,” and seven have recommended “hold.”

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Analyzing Prudential’s Valuations after 3Q17

    Prudential Financial declared a quarterly dividend of $0.75 per share on November 14, 2017. This quarterly dividend would be paid on December 14, 2017.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    How key drivers impact insurance sales

    For P&C insurers such as AIG and ACE, various mandatory requirements may drive sales of vehicle, workers’ compensation, and homeowners insurance.

    By Sean Millard
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    An insurer’s investments: Dominated by debt securities

    A large portion of an insurer’s balance sheet contains lower-risk assets such as government bonds and high-grade corporate bonds.

    By Sean Millard
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    Energy & Utilities

    Life insurance, P&C insurance, and reinsurance

    P&C products have commoditized characteristics, resulting in sharp competition in the market and business cycles. AIG and ACE are key players in this space.

    By Sean Millard
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    Financials

    How valuation of insurance companies works

    Financial market movements not only impact income from invested assets, but also the value of assets carried at fair value on an insurer’s balance sheet.

    By Sean Millard
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Aflac: Institutional Investors’ Activity

    Together, the top ten institutional investors in Aflac (AFL) bought 1.8 million shares in the first quarter.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Financials

    Dividend Yield of Aflac

    This year marks Aflac’s (AFL) 35th successive year of dividend growth. But its operating cash flow has shown a declining trend over the years.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    UMBWX’s Volatility Is Low, but Other Key Metrics Are Shaky

    The Scout International Fund (UMBWX) is invested in stocks of companies like Syngenta (SYT), Aflac (AFL), ABB (ABB), Barclays (BCS), and Novartis (NVS).

    By David Ashworth
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    Fund Managers

    Magnetar Eliminates Exposure to MetLife

    MetLife (MET) is a global insurance company that operates in several countries around the world. It reported operating earnings of $1.6 billion in 4Q14.

    By Santiago Solari
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Prudential Financial Enjoys Strong Solvency Ratios

    Prudential has comfortable solvency positions in its subsidiaries. In the US, Prudential Insurance’s solvency ratio was well above the target ratio of 400%.

    By Sean Millard
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Prudential Financial’s US Distribution Network

    Prudential’s customer base includes over 30 million individual customers and 25,000 corporate clients, consisting of more than half of the Fortune 500 list.

    By Sean Millard
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    MetLife’s Asia business show growth prospects

    Contributing ~20% to the group’s operating earnings, the Asia business segment remains a key profit driver of MetLife.

    By Sean Millard
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    MetLife is a leading player in the US insurance industry

    MetLife intends to grow its retail business and expects low single-digit growth in the long term.

    By Sean Millard
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    MetLife – A globally diversified insurance company

    MetLife is a market leader in the US and the largest life insurer in Mexico and Chile. It is among the leading players in Japan, Korea, and Poland.

    By Sean Millard
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