Company & Industry Overviews
Unum Group: S&P 500’s Top Loss on May 2
Unum Group, which provides supplemental insurance coverage in the workplace, was the S&P 500’s top loss on Wednesday.
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.
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.
What Do Moving Averages Show for Insurance Stocks in XLF?
On average, the insurance stocks within XLF have a 14-day RSI (relative strength index) of 57. This suggests that they still aren’t overbought.
How Has Torchmark Performed in a Competitive Market?
The PBV (price-to-book value) ratios of Torchmark, Prudential, Unum, CNO, and Primerica are 1.71x, 0.89x, 0.97x, 0.87x, and 2.05x, respectively.
Torchmark’s Operating Income Rose in 3Q15
Torchmark’s market capitalization is $7.3 billion. Its year-to-date price movement is increasing with its rise in net income quarter-over-quarter in 2015.
Where Does Prudential Financial Sit in the Valuation Spread?
Prudential Financial shares are currently trading 5% below consensus estimates of $95.18, suggesting there is further upside to come.
Unum Group Joins Potentially Undervalued Insurance Firms in Rally
Unum Group is a provider of disability insurance products in the US and the UK. The stock has rallied by 5.48% year-to-date and by 6.18% in just the past month.
Insurance Stocks: Power Play on Rising Interest Rates
Interest rates are a key performance driver for life insurance stocks. Rates affect margins, hedging costs, and product sales.