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6 GARP Stocks to Invest in for Maximum Returns

2018-01-05 zacks
Investors on the lookout for stocks with the potential for maximum growth and value investing may consider the growth at a reasonable price or GARP strategy. This popular strategy helps investors gain exposure to stocks with impressive growth prospects that are trading at a discount. GARP investing employs popular value metrics – price-to-earnings (P/E) and price-to-book value (P/B) ratio – to evaluate whether a stock is undervalued. (187-0)

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)

Sun Life Financial's (SLF) Unit Closes Excel Funds Buyout

2018-01-04 zacks
Sun Life Financial Inc. (SLF - Free Report) announced that its unit Sun Life Global Investments (Canada) Inc. has closed the buyout of both Excel Funds Management Inc. and Excel Investment Counsel Inc., collectively referred to as Excel Funds. The acquisition will expand the company’s wealth management business in Canada. The transaction was announced on Sep 7 last year. Sun Life is aggressively trying to grow its Global Asset Management Business, which has been witnessing a growing asset base for the past many quarters. (377-0)

Intercontinental Exchange Completes Buyout, Boosts Portfolio

2018-01-03 zacks
Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (ICE - Free Report) has recently completed the buyout of Virtu BondPoint from Virtu Financial for an aggregate amount of $400 million in cash. The buyout will enable the acquirer to boost fixed income execution services as well as extend and further strengthen its capability to cater to the growing global demand for efficiency and information. Details of the Transaction On Oct 24, 2017, Intercontinental Exchange inked a deal with Virtu Financial to purchase Virtu BondPoint. (54-1)

Enstar Group (ESGR) to Gain From Pavonia Holdings' Sale

2018-01-03 zacks
Enstar Group Limited recently completed the transaction of divesting its subsidiary, Pavonia Holdings (US), Inc. to a unit of Global Bankers Insurance Group, the insurance and reinsurance group of companies of Eli Global, LLC. Earlier announced on Feb 17, 2017, this transaction was completed for an aggregate amount of $120 million. Apart from owning Enstar Life (US), Inc., a subsidiary of Enstar Group, Pavonia Holdings also owns Pavonia Life Insurance Company of Michigan and Pavonia Life Insurance Company of New York. (26-1)

Why You Should Hold on to Torchmark (TMK) in Your Portfolio

2017-12-28 zacks
Torchmark Corporation (TMK - Free Report) remains well-poised for growth, banking on better-performing American Income Exclusive Agency, consistent operations at Global Life and an effective capital deployment. This Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) life insurer remains promising on the back of a number of growth drivers. Northbound Estimates: The stock has seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for both current and next-year earnings being revised a cent upward over the last 60 days. (4-0)

Is Primerica (PRI) a Great Stock for Value Investors?

2017-12-28 zacks
Value investing is easily one of the most popular ways to find great stocks in any market environment. After all, who wouldn’t want to find stocks that are either flying under the radar and are compelling buys, or offer up tantalizing discounts when compared to fair value? One way to find these companies is by looking at several key metrics and financial ratios, many of which are crucial in the value stock selection process. (2-0)

Manulife Financial (MFC) to Alter Asset Mix, Free Up Capital

2017-12-26 zacks
Post review of investment strategies of its legacy businesses, Manulife Financial Corporation (MFC - Free Report) recently announced to lower allocation to alternative long duration assets over the next 12-18 months. This step will help the life insurer boost return on capital and free up the same for redeployment in growth initiatives. Although the company is estimated to incur a $1-billion charge or 50 cents per share in the fourth quarter of 2017 for reducing the allocation, the same will free up a hefty sum of capital worth $2 billion. (23-0)

College Football Teams Mount Blitz to Lock In Donors' Tax Breaks - Bloomberg

2017-12-22 bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. (17-0)

4 Top-Notch Insurance Stocks That Double the S&P 500 in 2017

2017-12-20 zacks
Devastating events resulting in huge cat loss, which led to weak underwriting results, have hounded the insurance industry this year. In spite of this, a gradual rise in interest rates, an improving employment scenario and other economic conditions have helped the insurance industry stand its ground with some insurers displaying better-than-expected results. With such challenges thrown at the insurance industry at large, the emerging winners have surely caught the attention of investors having raised a considerable optimism among them. (4-0)

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Toro, S&P Global, Broadridge Financial Solutions and Primerica

2017-12-20 zacks
Chicago, IL – Dec 20, 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 Toro Company (TTC - Free Report) , S&P Global, Inc. (SPGI - Free Report) , Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (BR - Free Report) and Primerica, Inc. (46-0)

Add These 4 GARP Stocks to Your Portfolio for Better Returns

2017-12-19 zacks
Growth at a reasonable price or GARP is an excellent way for investors to make some quick gains. This strategy helps investors gain exposure to stocks that have impressive prospects and are trading at a discount. The GARP approach leads to the identification of stocks that are priced below the market or any reasonable target determined by fundamental analysis. These stocks also have solid prospects in terms of cash flow, revenues, earnings per share (EPS) and so on. (50-0)

Beacon Roofing Supply, Jack in the Box, Mercury General, Selective Insurance Group and Primerica highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day

2017-12-18 zacks
Chicago, IL – Dec 18, 2017 – Zacks Equity Research highlights Beacon Roofing Supply (BECN - Free Report) as the Bull of the Day and Jack in the Box (JACK - Free Report) as the Bear of the Day. In addition, Zacks Equity Research provides analysis on the Mercury General Corp. (MCY - Free Report) , Selective Insurance Group, Inc. (SIGI - Free Report) and Primerica, Inc. (PRI - Free Report) . (79-0)

Fed Hikes Rates: Pick 6 Value Stocks from Insurance Industry

2017-12-15 zacks
The Fed has kept its promise of three rate hikes this year. With the latest hike of 25 basis points at its recently concluded FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) meeting, the interest rate now stands at 1.25-1.50%. Previous rate increases were made in March and June, respectively. On a positive note, Fed Chairperson Janet Yellen reiterated the expectation to raise rates thrice in 2018 and twice in 2019. (40-0)

Zacks.com highlights: Home Depot, Primerica, Broadridge Financial Solutions and Chemours

2017-12-05 zacks
Chicago, IL – Dec 5, 2017 - Stocks in this week’s article include: Home Depot, Inc. (HD - Free Report) , Primerica Inc. (PRI - Free Report) , Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc. (BR - Free Report) and The Chemours Company (CC - Free Report) . (108-0)

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