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How MetLife’s Revenues and Expenses Have Trended

MetLife’s (MET) total revenue stood at $46.3 billion in the first nine months of 2017 compared to $47.9 billion in the first nine months of 2016. The company saw a rise in its premiums from $27.9 billion in the first nine months of 2016 to $29.4 billion in the first nine months of 2017. (63-0)

What Can We Expect from MetLife in 4Q17?

MetLife (MET) calculates its total revenue via the summation of its premiums, net investment income, policy fees, other revenue, and adjustments related to its net investment gains and net derivative gains.  (63-0)

Here's Why it is Apt to Hold on to Chubb (CB) Stock Now

2018-01-18 zacks
Chubb Limited (CB - Free Report) stands a good chance of leading the property and casualty insurance space, benefiting from compelling products and services. This Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) property and casualty insurer bears immense potential owing to a few good growth drivers. Growth Projections: The Zacks Consensus Estimate for 2018 earnings per share is pegged at $10.64 on revenues of $30.6 billion, reflecting a year-over-year increase of 46. (106-0) highlights: Reinsurance Group of America, SVB Financial Group, D.R. Horton and Allstate

2018-01-17 zacks
Chicago, IL – Jan 17, 2018 - Stocks in this week’s article include: Reinsurance Group of America, Inc. (RGA - Free Report) , SVB Financial Group (SIVB - Free Report) , D.R. Horton, Inc. (DHI - Free Report) and The Allstate Corporation (ALL - Free Report) . (119-0)

4 Momentum Stocks Powered by Driehaus Strategy

2018-01-16 zacks
Gutsy investors with higher risk-taking propensity could go for momentum stocks that can yield impressive returns. In this context, the Driehaus strategy could be used to select the best momentum stocks using the “buy high and sell higher" principle. The success of this investment approach helped Richard Driehaus secure a place in Barron’s All-Century Team. (85-0)

And The Dividend Flow Turned Into A Flood, Part II

2018-01-16 seekingalpha
In a look at another 21 companies across seven different market sectors, debt continues to weigh heavily in each of their respective profiles. (67-0)

Avoid AXIS Capital, Add These Top 3 P&C Insurance Stocks

2018-01-10 zacks
AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (AXS - Free Report) has been witnessing downward estimate revisions of late. The stock has seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for 2018 earnings being revised 0.2% downward in the last 60 days. The stock carries a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell) with an unimpressive Growth Score of D. Importantly, back tested results show that stocks with a Growth Score of A or B when combined with a bullish Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) or 2 (Buy), comfortably outperform other stocks. (64-0)

4 Top-Notch P&C Insurance Outperformers of Q4 Bull Market

2018-01-04 zacks
With a slew of events and weather-related occurrences making waves in the insurance industry, it will be interesting to see how the industry will fare in the fourth and final quarter of 2017. Starting from massive catastrophe loss to a gradual rise in interest rates along with an improving employment scenario and other economic conditions, the insurance industry has seen it all. Amid such changing conditions, the industry still managed to hold its own and we expect it to do the same in the soon-to-be-reported quarter. (91-0)

Calif. regulator tries to stop insurers dropping coverage over wildfire risk

2018-01-04 reuters
Jan 4 (Reuters) - California’s insurance regulator wants a new state law to stop insurers dropping homeowner coverage due to wildfire risk by making them change computer models to factor in efforts to prevent blazes from spreading. (52-0)

MOVES-Insurer Allstate names Mario Rizzo as new CFO

2018-01-04 reuters
Jan 4 (Reuters) - Property & casualty insurer Allstate Corp named Mario Rizzo as its new chief financial officer replacing Steven Shebik. (52-0)

Why the Earnings Streak Will Continue for Allstate Corporation (ALL)

2018-01-04 zacks
Looking for a stock that might be in a good position to beat earnings at its next report? Consider The Allstate Corporation (ALL - Free Report) , a firm in the Insurance - Property and Casualty industry, which could be a great candidate for another beat. This company has seen a nice streak of beating earnings estimates, especially when looking at the previous two reports. In fact, in these reports, ALL has beaten estimates by at least 50% in both cases, suggesting it has a nice short-term history of crushing expectations. (424-0)

Beddow Capital Management Inc - All Holdings - 13F 13D 13G Filings -

Beddow Capital Management Inc has disclosed 45 total holdings in their latest SEC filings. Most recent portfolio value is calculated to be $ 245,399,000 USD. Actual Assets Under Management (AUM) is this value plus cash (which is not disclosed). Beddow Capital Management Inc's top holdings are Mesabi Trust (NYSE:MSB) , Autoliv, Inc. (NYSE:ALV) , TimkenSteel Corporation (NYSE:TMST) , Nestle S.A. (OTC:NSRGY) , and International Business Machines Corp. (74-2)

Victory Formation Long/Short Portfolio Update - Year End 2017

2018-01-02 seekingalpha
The model portfolio continues to generate profits above projection. Since the last update in November, gains for the long/short design have moderated a bit, but are still zigzagging higher. Absent large losses in the Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA), AT&T (T), Verizon (VZ), Costco (COST) and Nike (NKE) short sale positions the last two months, this portfolio would be up another 3%. Nevertheless, gains in the longs and steady underperformance of the market by the other shorts have generated another 1% in total profits since my last report. (307-1)

Insurers to Endure a Hitch Before Tax Reform Gains

2017-12-31 zacks
The U.S. Senate passed The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, marking President Donald Trump’s first major legislative victory. The reform, which brings down the tax rate to 21% from 35%, is anticipated to be an overall positive for the corporate sector. (113-0)

Aflac (AFL) to Invest $250 Million Post Tax Bill Enactment

2017-12-29 zacks
Aflac Inc. (AFL - Free Report) has announced that it will invest $250 million in different areas such as employee welfare, business growth and provide support to childhood cancer initiatives. This development follows the recent passage of the tax reform by Donald Trump, which cuts the corporate tax rate to 21% from 35%. Per management, this easy tax regime provides it an opportunity to make investments like the latest one. (123-0)

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