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Brighthouse Financial: Fundamental Headwinds Priced In; 25% Upside For Insurance Spin-Off

2017-10-18 seekingalpha
Brighthouse Financial has underperformed former parent Metlife by 30% since the August spin-off; with poor sentiment and low valuation, asymmetric setup for outperformance from here. (2-0)

5 Life Insurers Billed as Stocks for an Earnings Beat in Q3

2017-10-12 zacks
The year 2017 is turning out to be quite tumultuous for the insurance industry as a whole. Blame it on catastrophic events threatening to hurt the economy, albeit on a short-term basis, along with ambiguities reflected in the Federal Reserve’s decision to leave the interest rates persistently unchanged for the time being. If we focus on the life insurance industry, the aforementioned challenges apart, the life insurers have been experiencing continued disruptions in the form of evolving customer demands as well as economic and regulatory changes. (92-0)

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: L Brands, Abercrombie & Fitch, Zumiez, Gap and American Eagle Outfitters

2017-10-11 zacks
Chicago, IL – October 11, 2017 – 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 L Brands, Inc. (NYSE:(LB - Free Report)  – Free Report), Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:(ANF - Free Report)  – Free Report), Zumiez Inc. (205-0)

Zacks.com featured highlights include article Thor Industries, Duluth Holdings, AllianceBernstein, Five Below and American Woodmark

2017-10-11 zacks
Chicago, IL – October 11, 2017 - Stocks in this week’s article Thor Industries Inc. (NYSE: (THO - Free Report)  – Free Report), Duluth Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: (DLTH - Free Report)  – Free Report), AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (NYSE: (AB - Free Report)  – Free Report), Five Below Inc. (Nasdaq: (FIVE - Free Report)  – Free Report) and American Woodmark Corporation (Nasdaq: (AMWD - Free Report)  – Free Report). (188-0)

Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights: D.R. Horton, Lennar, PulteGroup, KB Home and Toll Brothers

2017-10-11 zacks
Chicago, IL – October 11, 2017 – Today, Zacks Equity Research discusses the Industry: Homebuilders, Part 2, including D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE: (DHI - Free Report)  – Free Report), Lennar Corp. (NYSE: (LEN - Free Report)  – Free Report), PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: (PHM - Free Report)  – Free Report), KB Home (NYSE: (KBH - Free Report)  – Free Report) and Toll Brothers Inc. (NYSE: (TOL - Free Report)  – Free Report). (204-0)

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Comcast, Wal-Mart Stores, Berkshire Hathaway, Bank of America and Twenty-First Century Fox

2017-10-11 zacks
Chicago, IL – October 11, 2017 – 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 includeComcast (Nasdaq:(CMCSA - Free Report)  – Free Report), Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:(WMT - Free Report)  – Free Report), Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:(BRK. (308-0)

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Covanta Holding, KEMET, HubSpot, Facebook and Alcoa

2017-10-11 zacks
Chicago, IL – October 11, 2017 – 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 Covanta Holding Corp (NYSE:(CVA - Free Report)  – Free Report), KEMET Corporation (NYSE:(KEM - Free Report)  – Free Report), HubSpot Inc (NYSE:(HUBS - Free Report)  – Free Report), Facebook Inc (Nasdaq:(FB - Free Report)  – Free Report) and Alcoa Corp (NYSE:(AA - Free Report)  – Free Report). (319-0)

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: IDEXX Laboratories, Steris, K2M Group Holdings, Tandem Diabetes Care and Intersect ENT

2017-10-11 zacks
Chicago, IL – October 11, 2017 – 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 IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (Nasdaq:(IDXX - Free Report)  – Free Report), Steris Corp. (NYSE:(STE - Free Report)  – Free Report), K2M Group Holdings, Inc. (195-0)

Zacks.com featured highlights include article Kraton, aTyr Pharma, Grupo Financiero Galicia, Grupo Supervielle and Calithera Biosciences

2017-10-11 zacks
Chicago, IL – October 11, 2017 - Stocks in this week’s article Kraton Corporation (NYSE: (KRA - Free Report)  – Free Report), aTyr Pharma, Inc. (Nadsaq: (LIFE - Free Report)  – Free Report), Grupo Financiero Galicia S.A. (Nadsaq: (GGAL - Free Report)  – Free Report), Grupo Supervielle S.A. (NYSE: (SUPV - Free Report)  – Free Report) and Calithera Biosciences, Inc. (Nadsaq: (CALA - Free Report)  – Free Report). (212-1)

Zacks.com featured highlights include article Centene, Landstar, Total System Services and Unum Group

2017-10-11 zacks
Chicago, IL – October 11, 2017 - Stocks in this week’s article Centene (NYSE: (CNC - Free Report)  – Free Report), Landstar (Nasdaq: (LSTR - Free Report)  – Free Report), Total System Services (NYSE: (TSS - Free Report)  – Free Report) and Unum Group (NYSE: (UNM - Free Report)  – Free Report). (191-0)

Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights: SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF, iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF, KB Home, Lennar and PulteGroup

2017-10-10 zacks
Chicago, IL – October 10, 2017 – Today, Zacks Equity Research discusses the Industry: Homebuilding, Part 1, including SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF (NYSEARCA:(XHB - Free Report)  – Free Report), iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF (BATS:(ITB - Free Report)  – Free Report), KB Home (NYSE:(KBH - Free Report)  – Free Report), Lennar Corporation (NYSE:(LEN - Free Report)  – Free Report) and PulteGroup, Inc. (142-0)

Zacks.com featured highlights: Humana, Alibaba Group Holding, Honeywell International, AGNC Investment and Wintrust Financial

2017-10-10 zacks
Chicago, IL – October 10, 2017 - Stocks in this week’s article include Humana Inc. (NYSE:(HUM - Free Report)  – Free Report), Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:(BABA - Free Report)  – Free Report), Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:(HON - Free Report)  – Free Report), AGNC Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:(AGNC - Free Report)  – Free Report) and Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:(WTFC - Free Report)  – Free Report). (155-0)

Zacks.com featured highlights: Facebook, NVIDIA, Principal Financial Group, A. O. Smith and Lincoln National

2017-10-10 zacks
Chicago, IL – October 10, 2017 - Stocks in this week’s article include Facebook Inc (Nasdaq:(FB - Free Report)  – Free Report), NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq:(NVDA - Free Report)  – Free Report), Principal Financial Group Inc (NYSE:(PFG - Free Report)  – Free Report), A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:(AOS - Free Report)  – Free Report) and Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:(LNC - Free Report)  – Free Report). (235-0)

5 Top Large-Cap Earnings Growth Stocks to Buy Now

2017-10-09 zacks
Earnings growth enthralls almost everyone, right from the top brass to research analysts. But the question here is why? If the company doesn’t make money, it won’t stand the test of time. Take a company’s revenues over a given period of time, subtract the cost of production and you will have its earnings! (97-0)

MetLife (MET) and Units Receive Rating Action From A.M Best

2017-10-05 zacks
MetLife Inc (MET - Free Report) and its subsidiaries have received rating action from A.M. Best. The rating giant has affirmed Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings (Long-Term ICR) of “a-” of MetLife along with its Long- and Short-Term Issue Credit Ratings (Long-Term IR; Short-Term IR). (34-0)

5 Worth-Picking Insurers with Solid Yields for September

2017-10-04 zacks
The insurance industry has been struggling to cope up with massive catastrophic losses, significant regulatory reforms as well as major upheavals in the financial markets of late. Given this bleak scenario, picking the prospective winning stocks and making a prudent investment decision for the best returns may seem an uphill task. Catastrophe Looming Large With the recent occurrences of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, the insurance industry is anticipating an apparent dent in the underwriting results, thereby affecting overall performance. (11-0)

Reinsurance Group of America (RGA) Partners With Everplans

2017-10-04 zacks
Reinsurance Group of America (RGA - Free Report) has announced that its affiliate RGAx has entered into a partnership with Everplans in its efforts to expand the distribution of the latter’s life and legacy planning platform. As a result of this partnership, RGAx will become the chief distributor of the Everplans platform to all life insurance companies in the United States. (38-0)

Technical Research on Gold Equities -- Barrick Gold, IAMGOLD, Yamana Gold, and New Gold

2017-09-26 prnewswire
If you want a Stock Review on ABX, IAG, AUY, or NGD then come over to http://dailystocktracker.com/register/ and sign up for your free customized report. Today's pre-market research on DailyStockTracker.com is focused on Gold, a go-to asset for investors seeking shelter from market volatility, as well as those who believe paper money could be rendered worthless by inflationary fiscal and monetary policies. (131-0)

Pre-Market Technical Recap on Life Insurance Stocks -- Genworth Financial, ING Groep, Lincoln National, and MetLife

2017-09-26 prnewswire
If you want a Stock Review on GNW, ING, LNC, or MET then come over to http://dailystocktracker.com/register/ and sign up for your free customized report. Munich Re reported that in the global Life Insurance industry, premium growth, which is driven by growth markets in Asia and Latin America, is expected to increase by over 4.5% on average (a good 3.0% in real terms) - somewhat more than economic growth - by 2018. (351-1)

Breakfast Technical Briefing on Biotech Stocks -- Amicus Therapeutics, Argos Therapeutics, Array BioPharma, and Aurinia Pharma

2017-09-26 prnewswire
If you want a Stock Review on FOLD, ARGS, ARRY, or AUPH then come over to http://dailystocktracker.com/register/ and sign up for your free customized report. Today, DailyStockTracker.com shifts focus on Biotechnology, which presents opportunities to address some of the world's biggest challenges, including increasing and ageing population, health care needs, resource efficiency, food security, climate change, and energy shortages. (608-5)

Lincoln National's App Gives Easy Access to Retirement Plans

2017-09-20 zacks
Lincoln National Corp’s (LNC - Free Report) Retirement Plan Services business recently announced the launch of Lincoln Financial Mobile App compatible with Apple Watch, available in the Apple Store. The app is dependant on wirelessly connected iPhone. It enables users to check their account balance, retirement income projection and asset allocation on their Apple Watch. (25-0)

Mars’ USD 1 Billion Commitment Mitigates Deforestation - ValueWalk

2017-09-07 valuewalk
As written by Chain Reaction Research, on September 6, Mars announced their new Sustainable in a Generation Plan to invest USD one billion in reducing environmental impacts focusing on climate action, water stewardship, land management and improving livelihoods – putting pressure on peers to make similar commitments.

Lincoln National: Buy This Dip

2017-08-18 seekingalpha
This stock has great economics here and does not rely on Trump to deliver very tasty growth vs its valuation.

Technical Reports on Hospitals Equities -- Community Health Systems, HCA Healthcare, Tenet Healthcare, and Nobilis Health

2017-08-18 prnewswire
If you want a Stock Review on CYH, HCA, THC, or HLTH then come over to http://dailystocktracker.com/register/ and sign up for your free customized report today. Industries in the Hospitals subsector provide medical, diagnostic, and treatment services that include physician, nursing, and other health services to inpatients and the specialized accommodation services required by inpatients. Hospitals may also provide outpatient services as a secondary activity.