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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analysts’ ‘Hold’ Ratings on Prudential Financial amid Lower Valuations

    Prudential Financial (PRU) is covered by 17 analysts. Four of these analysts rated the stock as a “strong buy,” and two analysts gave a “buy” rating on the stock.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Strong Balance Sheets Will Likely Support Life Insurers’ Growth

    Prudential Financial’s (PRU) balance sheet stood at $757 billion in 2015. It was a marginal contraction from $767 billion in the previous year.

    By Robert Karr
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Lies Ahead for Life Insurance Players in 2016?

    US life insurance players entered 2016 with moderate momentum, improved capital and liquidity, and an expectation of higher investment income.

    By Robert Karr
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    Earnings Report

    Allianz in 1Q15: Life and Health Insurance Most Profitable

    The gross premiums written in Life and Health insurance increased by 9.7% when compared with the first quarter of the previous year, reaching 18.82 billion euros.

    By Robert Karr
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    Earnings Report

    Insurance Divisions Buoy Allianz Valuation in 1Q15

    The company’s valuation has improved in line with the sector, which was trading at 9x on a forward-earning basis in 2014.

    By Robert Karr
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    Earnings Report

    Allianz Reports 11% Revenue Growth Backed by Insurance Business

    Allianz Group offer property casualty insurance, life and health insurance, and asset management products and services in over 70 countries. The company’s major operations are in Europe.

    By Robert Karr
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Gauging Prudential Financial’s Valuation

    Among its peers, Prudential remains in the middle of the valuation range, with companies like MetLife and Lincoln Financial showing a lower multiple.

    By Sean Millard
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Prudential’s International Business Sees Strong Profitability

    Prudential’s International Insurance business saw improved profitability after the acquisition of AIG Star and AIG Edison in 2011.

    By Sean Millard
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Stable Top-Line Evolution in Prudential’s International Business

    Prudential’s third-party distribution channels provide access to a larger customer base, supplementing its captive distribution channels.

    By Sean Millard
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Japan: An Attractive Insurance Market for Prudential Financial

    Since the Japanese market is mature and characterized by competitive pricing, Prudential competes in this market through customer service and distribution.

    By Sean Millard
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Acquisitions Drive Growth in Prudential’s International Business

    Setting up business operations in fast-growing emerging markets remains a key trend among insurers who primarily operate in mature markets.

    By Sean Millard
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    MetLife’s valuation is close to historical mean

    Over the last four years, MetLife’s price ranged between 0.5x–1.0x its book value per share. Its current price-to-book value multiple is ~0.8x.

    By Sean Millard
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    MetLife pays consistent dividends

    After several years of flat dividends (74 cents per share on an annual basis), MetLife increased its payout in 2Q13, as well as in the same quarter of 2014.

    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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    Industrials

    An investor’s introduction to Lockheed Martin Corporation

    In 2013, Lockheed Martin clocked revenues of $45.4 billion. Of its revenues, 82% come from the U.S. government, around 17% from international customers, and 1% from other U.S. commercial customers.

    By Ally Schmidt
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