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January 24, 2013
08:19 EDTTWGP, NATL, CB, AFSI, TRV, MKL, AIG, RLI, HCC, AGIIWilliam Blair says good time to buy commercial insurers
William Blair believes now is a good time to buy commercial insurance stocks with the sector coming out of a cyclical trough. The firm expects earnings to rebound quicker than usual and highlights AmTrust Financial (AFSI), Argo Group (AGII), and AIG (AIG) as its top picks in the sector.
News For AFSI;AGII;AIG;CB;HCC;MKL;NATL;RLI;TRV;TWGP From The Last 14 Days
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December 19, 2014
10:02 EDTAFSIAlistair believes AmTrust accounting 'flawed in several material ways'
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December 16, 2014
15:12 EDTAGIIArgo buys renewal rights of Lawyers’ Professional Liability book
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15:06 EDTAGIIArgo buys renewal rights of Lawyers’ Professional Liability book
Argo Group US, Inc., a member of Argo Group International Holdings announced it has entered into a binding agreement with OneBeacon Insurance Group to purchase the renewal rights of OneBeacon’s Lawyers’ Professional Liability, LPL, book of business, effective January 1, 2015. Upon renewal of accounts, all OneBeacon LPL policies will be renewed and serviced by Argo Pro—a member of Argo Group that specializes in professional liability products and services, including Errors & Omissions and Management Liability. In conjunction with this acquisition, Kim Noble, product leader and select members of the Lawyers’ Professional Liability Group at OneBeacon, will be joining Argo Pro. “This acquisition will expand our diverse professional lines capabilities in the U.S. marketplace and bring a broader portfolio of products to our brokers,” said Argo Group US President Kevin Rehnberg. “Kim and the LPL team members bring deep expertise and strong relationships in this market and we’re excited to have them join the Argo team.”
December 15, 2014
08:11 EDTMKLMarkel downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at William Blair
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08:08 EDTAGIIArgo Group downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at William Blair
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December 12, 2014
08:09 EDTAIGBofA/Merrill financial analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
Banks Analyst Najarian, along with Capital Markets Analyst Carrier, Specialty Finance Analyst Bruce discuss the year ahead in Financials, covering the Banks, Capital Markets, Life and P/C Insurance, REIT, Specialty Finance and Canadian Banks/Life Insurance sectors on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on December 16 at 10 am.
December 11, 2014
10:13 EDTTRVOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: ARIAD (ARIA) downgraded at Credit Suisse... AbbVie (ABBV) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley... Aimco (AIV) downgraded to Hold from Buy at KeyBanc... Anglo American (AAUKY) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Exane BNP Paribas... Approach Resources (AREX) downgraded at Sterne Agee... CommVault (CVLT) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie... Fifth Street Senior (FSFR) downgraded to Perform from Outperform at Oppenheimer... Harmonic (HLIT) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Sidoti... Macerich (MAC) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Newell Rubbermaid (NWL) downgraded to Outperform from Strong Buy at Raymond James... Olin Corp. (OLN) downgraded at Longbow... Penn West (PWE) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Prudential plc (PUK) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Nomura... Semiconductor Manufacturing (SMI) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies... Suncor (SU) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill... Talisman Energy (TLM) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Thompson Creek (TC) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Toll Brothers (TOL) downgraded to Underperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Travelers (TRV) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS... United Therapeutics (UTHR) downgraded at Credit Suisse... Vera Bradley (VRA) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Sterne Agee.
06:15 EDTTRVTravelers downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS
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December 10, 2014
16:22 EDTTRVTravelers joint venture to acquire Cardinal Compañía interest
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10:20 EDTAFSIOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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December 9, 2014
10:23 EDTTRV, CBOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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06:54 EDTCBChubb initiated with an Underweight at JPMorgan
Target $95.
06:54 EDTTRVTravelers initiated with a Neutral at JPMorgan
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