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January 24, 2013
08:19 EDTAFSI, TRV, RLI, NATL, MKL, HCC, CB, AIG, AGII, TWGPWilliam 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.
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August 19, 2014
17:02 EDTTWGPTower Group receives Nasdaq notice regarding listing requirements
Tower Group International announced that it received a notification letter from The Nasdaq Listing Qualification Department on August 14, stating that because Tower has not yet filed its Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30 with the SEC, it was not in compliance with the continued listing requirements under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5250c1. The Nasdaq notice has no immediate effect on the listing or trading of Tower's common stock on The Nasdaq Global Market. Under Nasdaq listing rules, Tower has 60 days to submit a plan to Nasdaq to regain compliance with the applicable listing rule. Tower currently expects to file the 10-Q with the SEC within approximately the next twenty days.
August 18, 2014
07:15 EDTAIGAIG ramps up lobbying in Washington, Reuters reports
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August 15, 2014
08:20 EDTAFSIAmTrust Financial management to meet with JMP Securities
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August 14, 2014
17:12 EDTTWGPMMCAP International reports 5.79% passive stake in Tower Group
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17:08 EDTAIGSoros Fund Management gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: CONSOL Energy (CNX), Google (GOOG), Level 3 (LVLT), Time Warner (TWC), and New Oriental (EDU). INCREASED STAKES: YPF SA (YPF), Apple (AAPL), Facebook (FB), AIG (AIG), and American Airlines (AAL). DECREASED STAKES: Teva (TEVA), Liberty Global (LBTYK), Barrick Gold (ABX), EQT (EQT), and Comcast (CMCSA). LIQUIDATED STAKES: FedEx (FDX), Monster Beverage (MNST), Google (GOOGL), Devon Energy (DVN), Marathon Petroleum (MPC).
12:58 EDTAIGJANA Partners gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: Apache (APA), FMC Corp (FMC), Civeo (CVEO), PetSmart (PETM), and Charter Communications (CHTR). INCREASED STAKES: Actavis (ACT), AIG (AIG), Mallinckrodt (MNK), HD Supply (HDS), and American Capital (ACAS). DECREASED STAKES: Liberty (LVNTA), Oil States International (OIS), eBay (EBAY), Liberty Media (LMCA), and Liberty Interactive (LINTA). LIQUIDATED STAKES: Sirius XM (SIRI), Juniper (JNPR), Golar LNG (GLNG), Outerwall (OUTR), and Teva (TEVA).
August 13, 2014
06:11 EDTAIGTwo AIG executives leaving for Berkshire Hathaway, WSJ reports
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August 12, 2014
08:18 EDTAIGAs MetLife awaits SIFI decision, other non-banks get tough scrutiny, FT says
The Federal Reserve's scrutiny of AIG (AIG) and GE Capital (GE) since those non-banks were designated as systemic risks shows they are being regarded in the same manner as large banks, according Financial Times, citing people familiar with the process. Insurer Prudential Financial (PRU) was deemed a systemic risk last September and rival MetLife (MET) is waiting to see if it will be designated this year, the report noted. Reference Link
August 7, 2014
07:15 EDTAFSIAmTrust Financial reports Q2 operating EPS $1.34, consensus $1.00
Reports Q2 revenue $1.01B, consensus $824.36M. Reports Q2 EPS $1.33. Reports Q2 book value per share $21.13.
August 6, 2014
17:38 EDTMKLMarkel reports Q2 EPS $2.66 vs. $2.24 last year
Markel reported book value per common share outstanding of $511.28 at June 30,up 7% from $477.16 at December 31. The results for the quarter were impacted by $61.8M of transaction costs and acquisition-related expenses related to the acquisition of Alterra and $25.4M of catastrophe losses.
15:49 EDTMKLNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's market open, with earnings consensus, include Duke Energy (DUK), consensus 98c; Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), consensus $2.02; Mylan (MYL), consensus 70c; Scripps Networks (SNI), consensus $1.13; Brinker International (EAT), consensus 87; AES Corporation (AES), consensus 28c; NRG Energy (NRG), consensus 15c; Harman International (HAR), consensus $1.21; Windstream Holdings (WIN), consensus 8c; Teradata (TDC), consensus 65c; Markel (MKL), consensus $5.79; OGE Energy (OGE), consensus 51c; SunEdison (SUNE), consensus (28c); Royal Gold (RGLD), consensus 29c; Sabre (SABR), consensus 18c; Broadridge (BR), consensus $1.16; Huntington Ingalls (HII), consensus $1.81; AMC Networks (AMCX), consensus 85c; Laredo Petroleum (LPI), consensus 18c; HSN (HSNI), 77c; Wendy's (WEN), consensus 10c; Orbitz Worldwide (OWW), consensus 15c.
09:23 EDTTRVTravelers weakness creates buying opportunity, says Argus
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07:00 EDTAIGNew AIG CEO says firm to not take unexpected strategy turn, Reuters says
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05:45 EDTAIGAIG to acquire Ageas Protect from Ageas Group $305M
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