Assurant Inc

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    Genworth’s Third Quarter Earnings Miss Analysts’ Expectations

    Genworth Financial (GNW) reported its third quarter earnings on October 30, 2015. The company reported operating EPS of $0.13, well below analysts’ estimates of $0.22.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    KIE Crossed over Its Moving Averages on November 16, Trending Up

    On November 23, shares of KIE closed at $72.38, above its 100-day, 50-day, and 20-day moving averages of $70.07, $70.06, and $71.73, respectively.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    An Investor’s Guide to Top-Performing Stocks for 2020

    Overall, tech stocks turned out to be the top performers for 2019. The gain in the technology sector helped the S&P 500 gain 29% in 2019.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Financials

    Why Assurant Has a Positive Outlook despite a Weak 2017

    Assurant’s (AIZ) revenue fell 27% and 18% in 2016 and 9M17, respectively.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Analyzing Assurant’s Dividend Yield

    Assurant’s dividend yield Assurant’s (AIZ) 48% dividend per share growth has been followed by 4% growth in 2017. Its stock price has risen 7.8% YTD (year-to-date), compared with 15% growth in 2016, which explains the recent flattening of its dividend yield curve. Whereas constant innovation has created new risks in every domain, high tax rates have been […]

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Financials

    A Look at Assurant, Another Top Dividend Grower

    Assurant’s revenue and earnings in 2015 and 2016 Assurant’s (AIZ) revenue fell 1% and 27% in 2015 and 2016, respectively. Its US revenue rose in 2015 before falling in 2016, and its international revenue fell in both years, along with its net earned premiums, net investment income, and net realized gains on investments. Its fees and other […]

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Assurant and Nielsen Holdings Rose on October 18

    Assurant (AIZ), a global provider of risk management products and services, was one of the S&P 500’s top gainers on October 18, 2017.

    By Val Kensington
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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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Understanding PCE Inflation, the Ultimate US Rate Hike Spoiler

    According to the April 2016 meeting minutes, policymakers expect the rise of inflation to be gradual, though core inflation sped up in early 2016.

    By David Ashworth
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    Miscellaneous

    KIE Trades above Its Moving Averages: How Does SPY Compare?

    KIE is the most liquid insurance ETF available in the country and is also among the cheapest, with an expense ratio of 0.35%.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Effect of an Interest Rate Reversal on Insurance Companies

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

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Banks Rallied on February 12 but Could Not Offset Weekly Losses

    The S&P500 Index gained by 2% on Friday, February 12, led by gains in bank stocks. But for the week, markets closed in the red, falling by 0.7%.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Gung-Ho US Employment Scene Catapults SPY on December 4

    On December 4, SPY SPXL surged by 1.95% and 5.79%, respectively. The day was very important because it saw the release of the crucial US employment report.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    KIE Is Trending Upward after Crossing Its Moving Averages

    On November 25, 2015, KIE closed at $72.23, above its 100-day, 50-day, and 20-day moving averages of $70.07, $70.06, and $71.73, respectively.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Does a Fed Rate Hike Impact the Insurance Sector?

    Interest rate movement is a key performance driver for life insurance companies, affecting their margins, hedging costs, and product sales.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    XLF’s Top Holdings Constitute 49% of Its Portfolio

    XLF has generated returns of -1.9% in 2015 so far and has underperformed the broader market, represented by SPY. SPY has returned 0.9% year-to-date.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Miscellaneous

    Acquisition of Coast to Coast Adds Vehicle Service Capabilities

    Assurant recently announced an agreement for acquisition of Coast to Coast Dealer Services, a long-time partner in Assurant’s vehicle service business.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Assurant’s Restructured Business Segments

    Assurant operates under three main business segments. These segments are Assurant Solutions, Assurant Specialty Property, and Assurant Health.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Assurant: A Must-Know Company Overview

    Assurant is a New York–based company that was incorporated in 2003. It has a Fortune 500 ranking of 285.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    US Financial Sector Performance Review, Week Ended September 11

    The savings and loans subgroup performed best in XLF in the week ended September 11. It rose 2.31% in value, while the diversified financial services subgroup rose 1.17%.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Ace Merges with Chubb to Create Insurance Giant

    Shares of Chubb Group (CB) surged by 26.12% on July 1 on news of an acquisition by global property giant Ace (ACE).

    By Rebecca Keats
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