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  • Financials

    Why demand is rising for 3-year Treasury notes

    The U.S. Department of the Treasury holds auctions for three-year Treasury notes (or T-notes) each month. Three-year notes are at the short-end of the yield curve.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why the Bid-to-Cover Ratio Rose for 2-Year Floating Rate Notes Auction

    The US Treasury introduced two-year floating rate notes (or FRNs) in January 2014.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Must-know 3Q updates from Dan Loeb’s Third Point Partners

    In this series Activist investor Dan Loeb’s fund, Third Point Partners LP, disclosed some of the positions traded during 3Q14 in its 3Q investor letter. In this series, we’ll go through the details of these positions and Third Point’s rationale for adding or exiting its stakes. In its 3Q letter, the fund said it “continued […]

    By Samantha Nielson
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    American Airlines gets significantly lower position in Appaloosa

    Appaloosa Management significantly lowered its position in American Airlines (AAL) in the third quarter that ended in September 2014. The position accounts for 3.81% of the fund’s total third-quarter portfolio.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Fund Managers

    An Update on Fairholme’s Positions in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

    Berkowitz believes that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac entities are highly valuable and expects them to generate earnings of at least~$21 billion a year.

    By Santiago Solari
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    Energy & Utilities

    Baupost Group opens PBF position, raises MU and THRX share, and sells AIG, AUY, and KGC—13F Flash F

    The Baupost Group, LLC, is a hedge fund founded and run by Seth Klarman in 1982. Why sell Kinross Gold Corp. (KGC)?

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Why Atlas Air Worldwide’s transformation will boost its earnings

    Atlas Air Worldwide (AAWW) is an outsourced global provider of aircraft and aviation operating services for airlines, express delivery providers, freight forwarders, the United States military, and charter brokers.

    By Stilian Morrison
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    Energy & Utilities

    Baupost Group opens PBF position, raises MU and THRX share, and sells AIG, AUY, and KGC—13F Flash D

    The Baupost Group, LLC, is a hedge fund founded and run by Seth Klarman in 1982. Why sell American International Group (AIG)?

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    High Discount Margin: Highest Ever for 2-Year Floating Rate Notes

    The US Department of the Treasury introduced two-year FRNs (floating rate notes) in January 2014. An FRN is a debt security. Its interest payment varies.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Energy & Utilities

    Baupost Group opens PBF position, raises MU and THRX share, and sells AIG, AUY, and KGC—13F Flash E

    The Baupost Group, LLC, is a hedge fund founded and run by Seth Klarman in 1982. Why sell Yamana Gold Inc. (AUY)?

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Demand Nose-Dived for Two-Year Floating Rate Notes Auction

    Market demand for two-year floating rate notes in September fell sharply to 24.7% of the accepted competitive bids—its lowest mark ever—compared to 43.6% at August’s auction.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Major Movers of the Financial Markets in the Past 20 Years: Part 2

    The global financial crisis of 2008 proved to be the major mover of the financial markets in the last 20 years. Internet companies and the banking sector took a beating.

    By David Meyer
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    2-Year T-Notes Attract Higher Market Demand in March 2015

    Primary dealer takedown was lower due to higher market demand. It was 36% of competitive accepted bids—down from 38.5% in February’s auction.

    By David Ashworth
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    Financials

    NXP Semiconductors is Appaloosa Management’s new position

    Appaloosa Management initiated a new position in NXP Semiconductors NV (NXPI) in the third quarter that ended in September 2014. The position accounts for 2.55% of the fund’s total third-quarter portfolio.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    AIG Posted a Huge Loss in 4Q17

    AIG (AIG) reported a net loss of $6.66 billion in 4Q17—compared to a loss of $3 billion in 4Q16.

    By Peter Barnes
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    Consumer

    Whirlpool’s position upped in Appaloosa Management

    Appaloosa Management upped its position in Whirlpool Corporation (WHR) in the third quarter that ended in September 2014. The position accounts for 4.29% of the fund’s total third-quarter portfolio.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    The implications of higher yields at the 10-year Treasury auction

    The ten-year Treasury (IEF) note auction is of great interest to stock and bond (BND) market participants. Ten-year Treasury yields are benchmarks for many interest rates, including mortgages (IYR)(VNQ) and equity risk premiums (QQQ).

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Appaloosa exits position in Expedia

    Appaloosa Management exited a position in Expedia, Inc (EXPE) in the third quarter that ended in September 2014. The position accounted for 0.99% of the fund’s total portfolio in the second quarter.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Financials

    How insurers manage their capital requirements

    A company managing higher risk products must maintain a higher level of minimum capital compared to a company with a relatively lower level of risk.

    By Sean Millard
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    Materials

    Underwriting profit: First leg of the profit machine

    An underwriting loss is not unusual for an insurance company. In a soft pricing environment, pricing of P&C products is low due to intense competition.

    By Sean Millard
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    Consumer

    How cost structures and distribution channels impact profit

    As customers use Internet-based aggregators to purchase insurance policies, insurers use online sales to interact directly with customers and reduce costs.

    By Sean Millard
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    Energy & Utilities

    How investment income drives profit

    The impact of interest rate movements is lower in the P&C segment, as their products can be repriced annually to keep in line with interest rate movements.

    By Sean Millard
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    Energy & Utilities

    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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    Financials

    The US insurance industry: Largest in the world

    Insurance premiums have grown at a modest pace after a dip in 2009 due to the financial crisis, which the industry was able to navigate.

    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

    Making sense of an insurer’s liabilities

    Policyholder liabilities, or policyholder reserves, represent the future claims that may arise for the pool of policies the insurer writes.

    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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    Financials

    How insurers are targeting new growth avenues

    US insurance M&A activity picked up in 2014 after a two-year dip, as insurers try to capture growth opportunities in domestic and foreign markets.

    By Sean Millard
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    Financials

    Why should you invest in insurance ETFs?

    Insurance ETFs are poised to gain from industry growth. As interest rates improve, insurers should see better earnings due to higher investment returns.

    By Sean Millard
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    Why did George Soros open a new position in Essent Group?

    Essent Group Ltd. saw an IPO on October 31 2013 that raised $335 million. The company sold 19.7 million shares in the IPO at $17 per share.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    What’s behind Berkshire Hathaway’s 1Q18 Losses?

    Berkshire Hathaway announced its 1Q18 results on May 5. Buffett’s investment conglomerate posted a net loss of $1.1 billion, or $692 per share.

    By Robert Karr
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    Earnings Report

    Lower Claims, Pricing, Reinsurance Key to Berkshire’s Insurance

    Berkshire Hathaway’s (BRK.B) Insurance segment saw subdued growth in the second half of 2017 on reinsurance losses.

    By Robert Karr
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    Earnings Report

    Berkshire’s Insurance Segment Benefits From Fewer Claims

    In 1Q18, Berkshire Hathaway’s (BRK.B) insurance revenue fell YoY (year-over-year) to $14.6 billion from $22.9 billion.

    By Robert Karr
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    What to Expect from Berkshire Hathaway’s 1Q18 Earnings

    In this series, we’ll look into Berkshire Hathaway’s 1Q18 expected divisional performance along with a variety of other factors.

    By Robert Karr
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What to Expect from the Insurance Industry in 2018

    Emerging markets such as China provide a great growth opportunity for property and casualty insurers.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    AIG Canada Made the Top 100 Employers List

    AIG’s Canadian business unit, AIG Canada, announced on February 13, 2018, that it had made the list of Canada’s Top 100 Employers of the younger generation.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    How Wall Street Analysts View Berkshire Hathaway

    Analysts assigned four “strong buy” or “buy” ratings out of six for Berkshire Hathaway in February 2018.

    By Robert Karr
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    Analyzing AIG’s Institutional Markets Business Performance in 4Q17

    AIG’s Institutional Markets segment witnessed a marginal rise in its net investment income from $152.0 million in 4Q16 to $160.0 million in 4Q17.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Here’s What’s behind Chubb’s Net Income in 4Q17

    Chubb’s (CB) net income in 4Q17 was $1.5 billion compared to $1.6 billion in 4Q16. It saw a rise in net premiums earned, from $7.1 billion in 4Q16 to $7.2 billion in 4Q17.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Financials

    Why Is US Debt So High?

    Most countries tend to issue debt to fund their deficits and keep paying interest on these borrowings. These revenues are generated through taxes from companies and individuals.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Earnings Report

    Underwriting May Help Berkshire’s Insurance Division

    Claims could subside The insurance sector (IYF) faced headwinds and losses in 3Q17 due to hurricanes across the US East Coast. Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B), AIG (AIG), Prudential Financial (PRU), MetLife (MET), and other reinsurers faced headwinds and underwriting losses in 3Q17, which were partially offset by gains from debt and equity investments. In 4Q17, claims are […]

    By Robert Karr
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    Financials

    What’s the Outlook for American International Group?

    American International Group’s dividend per share rose 58% in 2016 and was flat in 2017.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Insurance Claims Dent Berkshire’s Profitability in 2017

    Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) reported losses before tax of $963 million in 3Q17 compared to earnings before taxes of $1.4 billion in the corresponding period last year.

    By Robert Karr
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Berkshire’s Insurance Segment Hurting Performance in Medium Term

    Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) has missed estimates in six out of seven quarters mainly due to the weaker performance of the insurance sector.

    By Robert Karr
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    Earnings Report

    How AIG’s Valuation Compares after 3Q17

    Discounted valuation American International Group (AIG) has a one-year forward price-to-earnings ratio of 20.4x, whereas its peers’ average ratio is 21.0x. National General Holdings (NGHC), Allstate (ALL), and Arch Capital Group (ACGL) have ratios of 18.8x, 15.1x, and 29.2x, respectively. AIG’s lower valuation is mainly due its significant catastrophe losses of $3 billion in 3Q17 and its […]

    By Raymond Anderson
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    The Impact of Hurricanes on AIG’s Personal Insurance Division

    Higher losses American International Group’s (AIG) personal insurance division saw catastrophe losses of $297 million in 3Q17, compared with $27 million in 3Q16. The substantial rise in losses was mainly due to windstorm and hailstorm losses, which stood at $206 million in 3Q17 and $26 million in 3Q16. Over the last 12 months, AIG has had a […]

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Net Investment Income Rises for AIG’s Group Retirement Division

    Net investment income and premiums American International Group’s (AIG) group retirement division saw its premiums fall marginally to $8 million in 3Q17 from $9 million in 3Q16. The division’s net investment income fell 5% from $554 million in 3Q16 to $524 million in 3Q17. This fall was mainly due to lower income from alternative investments. Whereas AIG […]

    By Raymond Anderson
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    A Look at AIG’s Individual Retirement Business

    Assets under administration and premiums American International Group’s (AIG) individual retirement business saw its premiums fall 41% to $22 million in 3Q17 from $37 million in 3Q16. In 3Q17, the division’s assets under administration stood at $147.8 billion, due to positive equity markets and a favorable net flow related to index annuities. Whereas AIG has an enterprise value […]

    By Raymond Anderson
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    How AIG’s Consumer Insurance Division Performed in 3Q17

    Marginal fall American International Group’s (AIG) consumer insurance division’s total operating revenue fell 1% from $6 billion in 3Q16 to $5.9 billion in 3Q17. The marginal fall was mainly due to lower net investment income and premiums. The division’s premiums fell 2% to $3.2 billion in 3Q17 from $3.3 billion in 3Q16. Whereas AIG has a beta of […]

    By Raymond Anderson
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    AIG’s Commercial Insurance Division Sees Catastrophe Losses

    Total operating revenue In 3Q17, American International Group’s (AIG) commercial insurance division’s total operating revenue comprised net investment income and premiums. In 3Q17, AIG’s commercial insurance division’s total operating revenue fell to $4.6 billion from $5.4 billion in 3Q16, a 15% fall. This fall was mainly due to premiums falling 15%, from $4.5 billion in 3Q16 […]

    By Raymond Anderson
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    American International Group’s Total Expenses Rise in 3Q17

    Total expenses rise American International Group’s (AIG) total benefits, losses, and expenses rose a substantial 20% from $12.1 billion in 3Q16 to $14.6 billion in 3Q17. This rise was mainly due to policyholder benefits and losses rising. In 3Q17, AIG incurred policyholder benefits and losses of $10.3 billion, compared with $7.5 billion in 3Q16, a […]

    By Raymond Anderson
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    What Berkshire’s Insurance Business Expects for 3Q17

    Berkshire Hathaway Insurance segment is expected to see a YoY rise in revenues due to the sale of policies in automotive, property, and reinsurance offerings.

    By Robert Karr
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    Chubb’s Net Investment Income Rose in 1H17

    Chubb Limited (CB) reported net investment income of ~$1.5 billion in 1H17 compared to ~$1.4 billion in 1H16, reflecting a 9.6% increase. CB generated an 11% return on equity on a trailing-12-month basis.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    What Could Drive AIG’s Performance in the Future?

    According to Brian Duperreault, chief executive officer of American International Group (AIG), a company in any industry has to take the digitization path for long-term growth and success.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Earnings Report

    Understanding AIG’s Reshuffling and Technology Initiatives

    Brian Duperreault, chief executive officer of American International Group (AIG), has taken a major step by reshuffling the company into three units.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Earnings Report

    AIG in 3Q17: What We Can Expect

    American International Group (AIG) is expected to announce its earnings for 3Q17 on November 2, 2017. Wall Street analysts have provided a high estimate of $0.90 for AIG’s 3Q17 EPS.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Berkshire Hathaway’s Insurance: What to Expect amid Rising Claims

    Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) saw subdued profits in its Insurance segment in 2Q17, mainly due to higher claims. The trend is set to get stronger in the second half of 2017

    By Robert Karr
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    Weighing Chubb’s Valuation beside Those of Other Insurance Giants

    Chubb’s one-year forward PE ratio stands at 13.15x, compared with the peer average of 12.09x, which means that Chubb is trading at a premium valuation.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Where MetLife’s Expected Total Dividend for 2017 Stands next to Allstate’s

    In 2017, MetLife (MET) is expected to declare a total dividend of $1.61 per share, representing an increase of 1.9% from the total dividend it declared in 2016.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    What Else Could Make This an Expensive Year for Insurance Giants?

    US insurance giants (IYF) are expected to witness costs in the range of $20 billion–$65 billion stemming from the effects Hurricane Irma.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Insurance after Harvey and Irma

    Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston in late August 2017, causing damages totaling $180 billion, but Irma could be even more expensive.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    What’s Happening with AIG’s Commercial Insurance Division?

    From January 2016–June 2016, AIG managed to report total operating revenues of $10.8 billion—a 15% YoY fall, primarily due to lower premiums in 1H17.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    These Insurance Giants Have Seen Declines in Their Total Revenues

    In 1H17, Prudential Financial (PRU) generated total revenues of $27.1 billion—a year-over-year decline of ~5.8%.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Led to Chubb’s Premium Valuations?

    Wall Street analysts have given a one-year price target of $157.53 on Chubb (CB), an increase of 11.4% from the current price level.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Chubb’s Life Insurance Division Fared

    Chubb’s (CB) life insurance division has posted net premiums written of $523 million in 2Q17 as compared to $527 million in 2Q16.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Chubb’s Overseas General Insurance Division Performed

    Chubb’s (CB) Overseas General Insurance division saw a decline in its net premiums written in 2Q17 from $2.01 billion as compared to $2.03 billion in 2Q16.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Chubb’s Global Reinsurance Division’s Income Rose

    Chubb’s (CB) global reinsurance division has witnessed a substantial fall in its net premiums written in 2Q17 as compared to 2Q16.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How CB’s North America Agricultural Insurance Division Fared

    Chubb’s (CB) North America Agricultural Insurance division witnessed a rise of 7.7% in its net premiums written in 2Q17 as compared to 2Q16.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How CB’s North America Personal Property Insurance Segment Performed

    Chubb Limited (CB) has witnessed a rise of 2.0% in its net premiums written in 2Q17 as compared to 2Q16.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Chubb’s North American Commercial Property Segment Performed

    Chubb’s (CB) North America Commercial Property and Casualty Insurance division witnessed a marginal fall in its net premiums written in 2Q17 as compared to 2Q16.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Chubb Beat EPS Estimates but Missed Revenue Estimates

    Chubb (CB) reported earnings per share (or EPS) of $2.50 in 2Q17, which beat Wall Street analyst estimates of $2.47.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Wall Street Analysts View AIG

    American International Group (AIG) is covered by 18 analysts, out of which seven analysts gave “strong buy” ratings on the stock.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why AIG Discounted Its Valuations in 2017

    Wall Street analysts have given a one-year price target of $70.00 on American International Group (AIG), which reflects an ~14.1% increase from the current price.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Insights on AIG’s Share Repurchases

    In 2Q16, AIG reported operating general operating expenses (or GOE) of $2.4 billion, which the company reduced by $191.0 million. It reported GOE of $2.2 billion in 2Q17.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding AIG’s Dividend Distribution in 2017

    AIG is expected to declare dividends of $1.33 per share in 2017, reflecting a rise of ~38.5% from the total dividends declared in 2016.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Prudential Misses Earnings Estimates, Net Income Falls Year-over-Year

    In 2Q17, Prudential Financial (PRU) reported 2Q17 net income of $491 million compared to $921 million in 2Q16. Its 2Q17 earnings per share of $2.09 missed the estimate of $2.70.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing AIG’s Life and Personal Insurance Business

    AIG’s pretax operating income for personal insurance stood at $330 million in 2Q17. In 2Q16, it stood at $152 million.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    AIG’s Individual and Group Retirement Businesses amid Strong Equity Markets

    American International Group’s (AIG) Consumer Business division reported pretax operating income of ~$1.3 billion in 2Q17 compared to $948.0 million in 2Q16.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why AIG’s Commercial Business Segment’s Operating Income Fell in 2Q17

    In 2Q17, the pretax operating income of AIG’s Commercial Business division stood at $716 million compared to $941 million in 2Q16.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why AIG’s Net Income Fell on a Year-over-Year Basis

    AIG is expected to post earnings per share of $1.22 in 3Q17, an ~20.3% decline from its 2Q17 earnings. AIG is expected to report revenues of ~$11.8 billion in 3Q17.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Financials

    How the US’s Debt Has Become So Big

    The US debt-to-GDP ratio now stands at 106.1%, which means that the total US debt is more than the annual US GDP.

    By Ricky Cove
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    S&P 500 Index: What to Expect This Week

    The S&P 500 Index (SPY) recorded another lifetime high at 2,484.04 due to better-than-expected earnings in the first half of the previous week.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Reinsurance, P&C Weigh on AIG’s Commercial Business

    AIG’s Commercial division saw a loss ratio of 71.9 in 1Q17. AIG saw its book value expand ~2.5% in 1Q17 on a year-over-year basis.

    By Robert Karr
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    AIG’s Restructuring Costs Consistent amid Strategic Transactions

    In 4Q16, American International Group (AIG) spent $206.0 million on restructuring initiatives that target inefficiencies and expense reduction.

    By Robert Karr
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why AIG Rose 14% in a Quarter despite Missing Estimates

    In this series, we’ll study AIG’s expected performance, investment profitability, operating divisions, expansion, balance sheet, dividends, and valuations.

    By Robert Karr
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What to Expect from Berkshire Hathaway’s Earnings

    Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-B) is expected to post EPS (earnings per share) of $2,829 per share in 4Q16 and $2,880 in 1Q17.

    By Robert Karr
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Originations, Retail Lending Are Key Drivers for Closed-End Funds

    Closed-end funds have seen subdued originations over the past few quarters. Quality originations commanding higher yields continue to drive closed-end funds’ stock performances.

    By Robert Karr
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    Berkshire’s Insurance Falls on Reinsurance and GEICO in 3Q

    Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-B) saw underwriting revenues rise on a year-over-year basis in 3Q16 to $12.4 billion.

    By Robert Karr
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    Buffett’s Berkshire Misses Estimates amid Volatile Environment

    Berkshire Hathaway reported its third quarter earnings on November 5, 2016. The company missed analysts’ operating earnings per share estimates of $3,022 with reported EPS of $2,951.

    By Robert Karr
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    AIG’s Consumer Insurance Benefits from Hedge Funds, Underwriting

    American International Group’s (AIG) Consumer Insurance division recorded a rise in pretax operating earnings in 3Q16. The division’s pretax operating income rose to ~$1.4 billion compared with ~$657 million in 3Q15.

    By Robert Karr
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    AIG’s Restructuring Initiatives to Take Further Shape in 3Q

    American International Group (AIG) has announced that it will spend $500 million on restructuring initiatives.

    By Robert Karr
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    Prudential’s Valuations Are Weak on 2Q16 Operating Performance

    Prudential’s stock has risen by 16% in the past six months, mainly due to expectations of improved fundamentals and higher investment and underwriting income.

    By Robert Karr
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    Berkshire Hathaway’s Insurance Rises on GEICO, Primary Group in 2Q

    Berkshire Hathaway’s statutory surplus for its insurance businesses was $124 billion on December 31, 2015.

    By Robert Karr
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Berkshire Hathaway’s Service and Retailing Segment under Pressure

    In 1Q16, Berkshire Hathaway’s (BRK-B) service and retailing division’s profits declined to $324 million from $384 million during the same quarter of 2015.

    By Robert Karr
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Does a Rate Hike Impact Insurance Stocks?

    Interest rates are a key performance driver for life insurance companies, affecting their margins, hedging costs, and product sales.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    How’s AIG Doing in Its Simplification Process?

    In 2015, AIG continued its simplification process for its balance sheet. In 2016, AIG is expected to strengthen its balance sheet with higher operating cash flows.

    By Robert Karr
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    AIG’s Commercial Insurance: Will It Post a Profit in 1Q16?

    AIG reported a pre-tax operating loss of $2.1 billion for its commercial insurance business in 4Q15 compared to a pre-tax operating income of $1.2 billion in 4Q14.

    By Robert Karr
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Could Icahn and Citi Be Suggesting an AIG Sale?

    As AIG continues to decline, there are suggestions as well as speculation of an AIG sale. These speculations, although they seem unlikely to happen, can push AIG’s stock prices.

    By Robert Karr
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Rationale behind AIG’s Heavy Repurchases

    In 4Q15, AIG repurchased 53 million shares for an aggregate purchase price of $3.2 billion. It made additional repurchases of $2.5 billion through the end of February 11, 2016.

    By Robert Karr
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How GEICO Helped Berkshire’s Insurance Deliver Strong Numbers

    Berkshire Hathaway’s commercial lines business has expanded by 125% over the past five years to $5.6 billion through acquisitions and organic growth.

    By Robert Karr
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