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Avoid Reinsurance Group, Add These Top 4 Insurance Stocks

2018-06-20 zacks
Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (RGA - Free Report) has been witnessing southbound revisions of late. The stock has seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for current-year earnings being revised 7.3% downward while for 2019, the consensus mark moved nearly 0.4% south. The stock carries a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell) with an unimpressive VGM Score of C. Back tested results show that stocks with a favorable VGM Score of A or B when combined with a bullish Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) or 2 (Buy), comfortably outperform other stocks.
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Avoid Cincinnati Financial, Add These Top 4 Insurance Stocks

2018-06-15 zacks
Cincinnati Financial Corporation (CINF - Free Report) has been witnessing southbound revisions of late. The stock has seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for current-year earnings being revised 10.1% downward while for 2019, the consensus mark moved nearly 5.8% south. The stock carries a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell) with an unimpressive VGM Score of D. Back tested results show that stocks with a favorable VGM Score of A or B when combined with a bullish Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) or 2 (Buy), comfortably outperform other stocks.
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6-Year High Inflation Reinforces June Rate Hike: 5 Top Picks

2018-06-13 zacks
The U.S. Federal Reserve will likely lift the benchmark interest rate this week, to stay a step ahead of inflation. Yesterday’s Labor Department report revealed that U.S. consumer prices in May had logged its biggest gain in the last six years. The U.S. economy is at its full employment level and a stretched workforce market will eventually push up inflation; as employers are trying to brave labor shortages with higher wages.
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6 Dividend Aristocrats to Buy as Trump Irks G7

2018-06-11 investorplace
The U.S.-Canada trade dispute escalated after U.S. President Donald Trump called Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “very dishonest and weak.” Trump had accused Canada of “charging massive tariffs” to U.S. businesses.
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6 Dividend Aristocrats to Buy as Trump Irks G7

2018-06-11 zacks
The U.S.-Canada trade dispute escalated after U.S. President Donald Trump called Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “very dishonest and weak.” Trump had accused Canada of “charging massive tariffs” to U.S. businesses.
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7 Dividend Aristocrats That Could Outpace the Market | InvestorPlace

2018-05-23 investorplace
Seasoned dividend investors know that there are big differences between stocks that pay dividends and companies that legitimately have “dividend stocks.” Companies in the latter category have, in many cases, displayed lengthy commitments to not only paying dividends but growing payouts as well.
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Aflac: Excellent Management Offers 50% Upside

2018-05-17 seekingalpha
Market doesn't understand the economic characteristics of these investable funds and is therefore affording a low valuation than is warranted.
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AIG Q1 Earnings Miss Estimates & Fall Y/Y, Shares Decline

2018-05-03 zacks
American International Group Inc. (AIG - Free Report) reported first-quarter 2018 operating earnings of $1.04 per share that missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 16%. In the year-ago quarter, the company had reported earnings of $1.36 per share.
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Lincoln National (LNC) Q1 Earnings Beat Estimates, Up YoY

2018-05-03 zacks
Lincoln National Corporation’s (LNC - Free Report) first-quarter 2018 earnings of $1.97 per share surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 1.6%. Also, the bottom line increased about 3% year over year, led by higher fee income.
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Aflac's Q1 2018: I'm Sleeping Well With My Shares

2018-05-03 seekingalpha
As expected, the net profit grew, boosted by the lower corporate tax in the U.S. and a favorable yen/dollar exchange rate.
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Unum Group (UNM) Q1 Earnings Miss Estimates, Revenues Beat

2018-05-02 zacks
Unum Group’s (UNM - Free Report) first-quarter 2018 operating net income of $1.24 per share missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 0.8%. The bottom line however improved 19.2% year over year on higher premiums and stable benefits experience. Moreover, lower tax rate provided an additional boost to the metric.
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8 Dividend Aristocrats That Also Offer Stock Price Growth | InvestorPlace

2018-04-30 investorplace
Many investors are drawn to the consistency of dividend aristocrats. These stocks, called “aristocrats” because they have increased their dividend every year for at least 25 years, have earned the confidence of income-oriented investors, many of whom trade the prospect of growth for the steady payout. Moreover, the increases perpetuate themselves, as no corporate management team wants to end a decades-long streak of dividend growth.
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Amerisafe (AMSF) Q1 Earnings Top Estimates on Lower Expenses

2018-04-27 zacks
Amerisafe Inc. (AMSF - Free Report) reported first-quarter 2018 operating earnings per share of 86 cents, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 17.8%. Earnings were up 21% year over year.
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Aflac (AFL) Q1 Earnings Beat on Margin Growth, View Intact

2018-04-26 zacks
Aflac Inc.’s (AFL - Free Report) first-quarter 2018 earnings of $1.05 per share surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 8.25% and increased 25% year over year. Results buoyed on overall favorable pretax margins and a lower effective tax rate as a result of tax reform.
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Biogen, Broadcom, Caterpillar, Cree, GrubHub, Intel, 3M, MetLife, Verizon and More

2018-04-25 247wallst
Stocks sold off handily on Tuesday as the 3% mark on the 10-year Treasury yield was challenged, but stocks were trying to stage a small rally on Wednesday morning. Some investors have reconsidered what the nine-year bull market may bring in 2018 and beyond. It has become clear that the multiyear trend of buying pullbacks is now more vulnerable to sellers, volatility and each major news headline. Many investors are finding it harder to decide how they want their assets positioned for the longer term.
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