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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at the PGIM Ultra-Short Bond ETF

    PGIM, which distributes Prudential Financial’s (PRU) retail products, has introduced the PGIM Ultra-Short Bond ETF, an actively managed fund focusing on capital appreciation and income generation.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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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    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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    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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    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why PayPal Stock Opened 9.5% Higher Today

    After yesterday’s Q3 earnings release, PayPal (PYPL) stock opened at $105.91, up 9.5%. PYPL stock closed at $96.64 yesterday day.

    By Shankar Iyer
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    Dow Jones Ends Second Consecutive Week in Red

    The DJIA (Dow Jones Industrial Average) fell over 0.9% in the week ending on October 4, 2019. It closed trading at $26,573.72.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Did Buffett Miss the Bus on Apple?

    Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-B) is Apple’s second-largest shareholder.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Buffett’s Love for Banking Stocks Continued in Q4

    Berkshire Hathaway is the largest shareholder in Wells Fargo (WFC), Bank of America (BAC), U.S. Bancorp (USB), and American Express (AXP).

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Key Changes in Berkshire Hathaway’s Holdings in Q3

    Looking at Berkshire Hathaway’s third-quarter 13F, the company added more Apple shares and added a new position in JPMorgan Chase.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Prudential Financial’s Valuations Stack Up Compared to Peers

    The price-to-book ratio of Prudential Financial (PRU) stood at 0.85x on an NTM (next-12-month) basis, which is lower than the peer average of 1.22x.

    By Raymond Anderson
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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 Analysts Are Rating Chubb

    Chubb (CB) is tracked by 18 analysts in February 2018. One analyst has recommended a “sell” for the stock, and one has recommended a “hold.”

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Understanding Chubb’s Premium Valuations

    Chubb’s (CB) PE (price-to-earnings) ratio is 14.37x on an NTM (next 12-month) basis. The average for its competitors was 13.36x.

    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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    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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    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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    The Top Dividend-Growing Financial Sector Stocks

    Mercury General (MCY) has consistently recorded revenue growth since fiscal 2011, except for a minor decline in fiscal 2015

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    How Progressive Commands Premium Valuations on Higher Margins

    Progressive (PGR) reported 3Q15 earnings per share of $0.47, a 6% decrease over the third quarter of 2015.

    By Robert Karr
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    Progressive Stock Advances on 2Q15 Earnings

    Progressive Corporation (PGR) reported its second-quarter earnings on July 17. The firm reported net income of $363 million and revenues of $5.25 billion, up by 13.4% over 2Q14.

    By Robert Karr
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    ACE–Chubb Combined Entity to Occupy Enviable Industry Position

    The combined entity will become the world’s number one property and casualty insurance company by underwriting income, with total underwriting income of $3.3 billion.

    By Robert Karr
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    A Closer Look at the Costliest Catastrophes

    Hurricanes Sandy, Ike, and Andrew remain near the top of the list of the costliest catastrophes in terms of insured losses.

    By Sean Millard
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Making Sense of Economic and Insured Losses

    Insured losses are the ones that impact the profitability of insurance companies.

    By Sean Millard
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Catastrophes Impact a P&C Insurer’s Combined Ratio

    The percentage points for catastrophe losses in the combined ratio have increased in recent years.

    By Sean Millard
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Higher Premium Rates in Personal Auto and Home Insurance Lines

    Auto insurance and homeowner’s insurance form two important product types of the personal lines business.

    By Sean Millard
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Personal Lines Rates Were Up 2% in February

    The US personal lines businesses have seen improved profitability from the 2011 levels.

    By Sean Millard
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Underwriting Cycles Impact the Top Line and the Bottom Line

    The underwriting cycle moves between hard and soft market conditions, which have different sets of characteristics that determine the profitability of the insurance industry.

    By Sean Millard
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Underwriting Profits of a Property and Casualty Insurer

    The property and casualty insurance business is cyclical in nature. The underwriting cycle alternates between two phases: the hard market and the soft market.

    By Sean Millard
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    MetLife is a key player in the US group insurance business

    MetLife is the market leader in the Large market with ~30% of the market share, while its market share is slightly above 5% in the Middle market.

    By Sean Millard
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