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Will Catastrophe Loss Impact Travelers' (TRV) Q4 Earnings?

2018-01-19 zacks
The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV - Free Report) is slated to report fourth-quarter 2017 results on Jan 23 before the market opens. Last quarter, the company delivered a positive earnings surprise of 139.47%. Let’s see, how things are shaping up for this announcement. We expect catastrophe loss arising from the recent California wildfires to weigh on underwriting results of the company. Such losses also render volatility to the company’s earnings. (35-0)

3 Reasons Why Cigna (CI) is a Great Momentum Stock

2018-01-18 zacks
Many investors like to look for momentum in stocks, but this can be very tough to define. There is great debate regarding which metrics are the best to focus on in this regard, and which are not really quality indicators of future performance. Fortunately, with our new style score system we have identified the key statistics to pay close attention to and thus which stocks might be the best for momentum investors in the near term. (40-0)

Unbelievable ETFs & Stocks On Sale

2018-01-17 zacks
The euphoria surrounding the new tax legislation is pushing Wall Street to new heights this year. After hitting 2,700 on the second trading session of the New Year, the S&P 500 breached another milestone of 2,800, for the first time. Moreover, the Dow Jones also crossed the 26,000 mark, easily setting the record for the fastest 1,000-point rise in its history after topping 25,000 on Jan 4 (read: Top & Flop ETFs of the New Year). (192-0)

Why the Earnings Streak Will Continue for Cigna (CI)

2018-01-17 zacks
Looking for a stock that might be in a good position to beat earnings at its next report? Consider Cigna Corporation (CI - Free Report) , a firm in the Insurance - Multi line industry, which could be a great candidate for another beat. (33-0)

Arthur J. Gallagher Dwells on Daniels Group to Drive Growth

2018-01-16 zacks
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (AJG - Free Report) recently purchased The Daniels Group, Inc., expected to boost its employee benefits consulting and brokerage operations as well as solidify the company’s presence in the Northeast region of the United States.  However, financial details of the transaction remain undisclosed. Details of the Transaction Established in 1991, Daniels Group offers employee benefits and brokerage services. (71-0)

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Progressive, Cigna, Selective Insurance Group and Brighthouse Financial

2018-01-15 zacks
Chicago, IL – Jan 15, 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 The Progressive Corporation (PGR - Free Report) , Cigna Corporation (CI - Free Report) , Selective Insurance Group, Inc. (SIGI - Free Report) and Brighthouse Financial, Inc. (111-0)

Novocure: Recent Developments And Upcoming Prospects In Mesothelioma

2018-01-12 seekingalpha
Tumor Treating Fields aims next at increasing overall survival in Mesothelioma patients. We explore its prospects. (34-0)

Invest in These 4 Insurance Stocks Ahead of Q4 Earnings

2018-01-12 zacks
The fourth-quarter earnings season has kicked off with 21 of the elite S&P 500 index members having already reported results. Earnings of these companies grew 34.3% on 71.4% higher revenues per the Earnings Outlook.  The Finance sector has kick-started its earnings on Jan 12. Earnings are expected to increase 2.8% on 2.4% higher revenues. This is an improvement from the preceding quarter’s performance as the third quarter was impacted by soft performance from the insurance industry due to a series of hurricanes that was devastating. (32-0)

What Remains For Rite Aid Corporation? The Risks of Going It Alone

2018-01-11 investorplace
Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) enters 2018 as a different investment proposition following the sale of about half its business to Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (NYSE:WBA). (380-1)

Demographic Delusions - A Different Look At Skilled Nursing And Healthcare REITs

2018-01-10 seekingalpha
There is huge demographic transition well under way involving the aging of the USA. However the idea that it provides "Inevitable Tailwinds" for Skilled Nursing or for REITs is incorrect. (151-0)

Reinsurance Group's Unit to Improve Services With Buyout

2018-01-09 zacks
Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated’s (RGA - Free Report) innovation accelerator and a wholly owned subsidiary, RGAx, has recently inked a deal to purchase LOGiQ3 Inc. The buyout will bring together the business platforms of the acquired company and that of RGAx, which in turn is anticipated to serve the clients more efficiently across the industry value chain by making the insurance procedure much simpler. (43-0)

Here's Why You Should Hold Onto Willis Towers Watson Stock

2018-01-09 zacks
Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (WLTW - Free Report) remains well poised for growth, banking on incremental revenue rise, cost synergies, investing in new growth avenues and a solid capital position. This Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) insurance broker bears immense potential owing to a few good growth drivers. Growth Projections: The Zacks Consensus Estimate for earnings per share is pegged at $9. (41-0)

Top Ranked Growth Stocks to Buy for January 8th

2018-01-08 zacks
Here are four stocks with buy ranks and strong growth characteristics for investors to consider today, January 8th: (36-1)

MTG or RDN: Which Stock is Stronger for Mortgage Insurance?

2018-01-05 zacks
An improving US economy is helping all the industries to gradually return to growth trajectory. Notable decline in unemployment, easing of the U.S. dollar, momentum in oil prices, increase in spending and an improving GDP buoy optimism among investors. Fed officials expect unemployment to decline to 3.9% in 2018. GDP is predicted to grow at 2.5%, reflecting an increase from 2.1%, projected earlier. (43-0)

AON Seals Townsend Acquisition, Boosts Investment Business

2018-01-04 zacks
Aon plc (AON - Free Report) recently completed the acquisition of Townsend Group, which provides advisory service on $175.7 billion in global assets and manages $14.5 billion in assets. (402-0)

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