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Torchmark vs. Reinsurance Group: Which is More Lucrative?

2018-09-14 zacks
Improving economy reflected by rising interest rates, a growing gross domestic product (GDP), favorable employment backdrop as well as the tax cut should keep the momentum alive for life insurers. Increasing interest rate has come as a boon to insurers with the Fed indicating two more hikes this year, lending an impression of aggressive rate increases. Despite life insurance companies having lowered exposure to interest-sensitive product lines, redesigning and re-pricing products, investment income still forms a major component of the top line.
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Primerica (PRI) Rallies 17% YTD: Can the Bull Run Continue?

2018-08-24 zacks
That Primerica, Inc. (PRI - Free Report) stock is favored by investors is further corroborated by its share price movement. Shares of the company have rallied 17.5% year to date against its industry's decrease of 12.4%. However, the stock’s growth lagged the Zacks S&P 500 Composite’s gain of 19.9%. With a market capitalization of $5.1 billion, average volume of shares traded in the past three months was 0.
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Why Is Torchmark (TMK) Up 1.1% Since Last Earnings Report?

2018-08-24 zacks
It has been about a month since the last earnings report for Torchmark (TMK - Free Report) . Shares have added about 1.1% in that time frame, outperforming the S&P 500.
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The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Athene Holding, Torchmark, Genworth Financial, American Equity Investment Life Holding and FGL Holdings

2018-08-24 zacks
Chicago, IL – August 24, 2018 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include Athene Holding Ltd. (ATH - Free Report) , Torchmark Corporation (TMK - Free Report) , Genworth Financial, Inc. (GNW - Free Report) , American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (AEL - Free Report) and FGL Holdings (FG - Free Report) .
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5 Value Picks From Top-Ranked Life Insurance Industry

2018-08-23 zacks
Banking on a favorable operating backdrop, the insurance industry seems well-poised for growth. Improving rate environment and a favorable employment backdrop should keep the momentum alive in the life insurance space. The Federal Reserve has already made two rate hikes this year, taking the tally to seven increases since December 2015. The Central Bank has also hinted at four rate raises in 2018. Though the strengthening of U.
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Tracking Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Portfolio - Q2 2018 Update

2018-08-15 seekingalpha - 7
Berkshire Hathaway increased US Bancorp, Goldman Sachs, Southwest Airlines, and Delta Airlines while reducing Phillips 66.
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Here's Why You Should Add Torchmark (TMK) to Your Portfolio

2018-08-13 zacks
Estimates for Torchmark Corporation (TMK - Free Report) have been revised upward over the past 30 days, reflecting analysts’ confidence in the stock. The stock has seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for 2018 bottom line being raised 0.7% to $6.07 and for 2019 earnings move 0.5% north to $6.53. This provider of annuities, whole and term life insurance, accidental death insurance, health insurance, Medicare supplements and long-term healthcare policies carries a favorable Value Score of A.
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Sun Life's (SLF) Q2 Earnings Grow on Sturdy Asia Business

2018-08-09 zacks
Sun Life Financial Inc. (SLF - Free Report) reported second-quarter 2018 underlying net income of $565 million (C$729 million), up 10.3% year over year. This improvement was fueled by business growth and a favorable morbidity experience, partially offset by an investment experience, expenses and the impact of the Canadian dollar’s movement.
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Tracking Tweedy Browne Portfolio - Q2 2018 Update

2018-08-06 seekingalpha
The largest five individual stock positions are Cisco Systems, Baidu Inc., Berkshire Hathaway, Alphabet, and Johnson & Johnson and they account for ~49% of the portfolio.
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American International (AIG) Q2 Earnings Miss Estimates

2018-08-03 zacks
American International Group Inc. (AIG - Free Report) reported second-quarter 2018 operating earnings of $1.05 per share, missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 11.8%. Also, in the year-ago quarter, the company’s bottom line came in at $1.53.
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Lincoln's (LNC) Q2 Earnings Miss Estimates, Increase Y/Y

2018-08-02 zacks
Lincoln National Corporation’s (LNC - Free Report) second-quarter 2018 earnings of $2.02 per share missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 3.8%. However, the bottom line improved about 9.2% year over year, mainly led by solid performances across all segments, annuity sales and the recent acquisition of Liberty.
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Unum Group (UNM) Q2 Earnings Beat Estimates, Revenues Miss

2018-08-01 zacks
Unum Group’s (UNM - Free Report) second-quarter 2018 operating net income of $1.30 per share beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 2.4%. Moreover, the bottom line improved 20.3% year over year on higher premiums and a stable benefits experience. Moreover, lower tax rate provided an additional boost to the metric.
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Torchmark (TMK) Q2 Earnings & Revenues Top Estimates, Up Y/Y

2018-07-26 zacks
Torchmark Corporation’s (TMK - Free Report) second-quarter 2018 net operating income of $1.51 per share beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 1.3%. The bottom line also improved nearly 26.9% year over year on the back of higher premiums from the Life and Health segments. Lower share count on continuous buybacks also drove the upside.
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Can Higher Premiums Drive Torchmark's (TMK) Q2 Earnings?

2018-07-23 zacks
We expect Torchmark Corporation (TMK - Free Report) to surpass expectations in second-quarter 2018 results after the market closes on Jul 25. Last reported quarter, the company delivered a positive earnings surprise of 2.05%. Why a Likely Positive Surprise? Our proven model clearly shows that Torchmark has the right combination of the following two key ingredients to beat estimates this earnings season.
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Will Aflac's (AFL) Earnings Suffer From Weak Japan Revenue?

2018-07-23 zacks
Aflac Inc. (AFL - Free Report) is scheduled to announce second-quarter 2018 results on Jul 26, after the closing bell. Its quarterly revenues and earnings are expected to improve year over year.
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