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March 4, 2013
05:55 EDTAIG, AIG, RE, RE, ALTE, ALTE, XL, XL, ACGL, ACGL, MMC, MMC, CNA, CNA, Y, Y, MET, MET, PRE, PREAssociation of Insurance and Financial Analysts to hold a conference
38th Annual Conference of AIFA is being held in Boca Raton, Florida on March 3-5.
News For AIG;MET;Y;CNA;MMC;ACGL;XL;ALTE;RE;PRE From The Last 14 Days
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October 29, 2014
15:53 EDTMETNotable companies reporting after market close
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10:00 EDTPREOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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06:05 EDTPREPartnerRe downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill downgraded PartnerRe to Neutral due to valuation.
October 28, 2014
10:29 EDTMETMetLife October volatility elevated into Q3 and outlook
MetLife October weekly call option implied volatility is at 38, November is at 24, December is at 21, January is at 22; compared to its 26-week average of 24 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q3 results on October 29.
10:12 EDTXLOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) upgraded to Outperform at RW Baird... CPFL Energia (CPL) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... Core Laboratories (CLB) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Dril-Quip (DRQ) upgraded at Morgan Stanley... DryShips (DRYS) upgraded to Outperform from Underperform at Imperial Capital... FireEye (FEYE) upgraded to Positive from Mixed at OTR Global... GOL Linhas (GOL) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James... Madison Square Garden (MSG) upgraded to Buy from Hold at ISI Group... Nobel Biocare (NBHGY) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan... STMicroelectronics (STM) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Citigroup... Trinity Industries (TRN) upgraded to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna... Twitter (TWTR) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Pivotal Research... Wal-Mart de Mexico (WMMVY) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Wright Medical (WMGI) upgraded at RBC Capital... XL Group (XL) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Deutsche Bank.
09:30 EDTYAlleghany company Kentucky Trailer accquires two companies
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07:12 EDTMMCMarsh & McLennan reports Q3 adjusted EPS 56c, consensus 52c
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06:40 EDTXLXL Group upgraded to Hold from Sell at Deutsche Bank
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October 27, 2014
16:42 EDTXLXL Group reports Q3 EPS 70c, consensus 63c
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16:18 EDTPREPartnerRe reports Q3 EPS $3.60, consensus $3.66
Reports Q3 revenue $1.64B, consensus $1.33B. Reports Q3 net premiums written of $1.3B, up 6%, or 5% on a constant foreign exchange basis. Reports book value of $121.95 per share, up 2.5% for the quarter and up 11.6% year-to-date. Reports tangible book value of $110.75 per share, up 2.7% for the quarter and up 12.4% year-to-date.
15:36 EDTMMCNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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15:34 EDTPRE, XLNotable companies reporting after market close
Notable companies reporting after the market close, with earnings consensus, include Amgen (AMGN), consensus $2.11; General Growth Properties (GGP), consensus 31c; Avalonbay (AVB), consensus $2.00; Hartford Financial (HIG), consensus 83c; Universal Health Services (UHS), consensus $1.36; XL Group (XL), consensus 63c; Masco (MAS), consensus 32c; Plum Creek Timber (PCL), consensus 30c; T-Mobile US (TMUS), consensus 2c; Cliffs Natural (CLF), consensus (3c); Twitter (TWTR), consensus 1c; American Capital Agency (AGNC), consensus 73c; DDR Corp. (DDR), consensus 30c; PartnerRe (PRE), consensus $3.66; Owens & Minor (OMI), consensus 47c; Manitowoc (MTW), consensus 42c; Compass Minerals (CMP), consensus 78c; Allison Transmission (ALSN), consensus 30c; Regal Entertainment (RGC), consensus 17c.
09:03 EDTMMCMercer to acquire Jeitosa Group International, terms not disclosed
Mercer announced that it has agreed to acquire the business of Workday Services Partner Jeitosa Group International, a global HR business consultancy and IT systems integration firm. The transaction is subject to the terms and conditions of the definitive agreement between Mercer and Jeitosa Group International and is expected to close during the fourth quarter of 2014. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
October 22, 2014
16:14 EDTREEverest Re reports Q3 EPS $6.00, consensus $4.79
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15:30 EDTRENotable companies reporting after market close
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October 21, 2014
14:09 EDTAIGThird Point discloses new positions in eBay, Alibaba, exit from Sony
In its Q3 investor letter, Third Point says it established a "significant" position in eBay (EBAY). Dan Loeb's hedge fund also revealed it has established a significant direct investment in Alibaba (BABA) shares now that the company is public. Third Point also said it is now one of Amgen's (AMGN) largest shareholders. During the quarter, Third Point exited its position in Sony (SNE) and reduced or exited other positions, including AIG (AIG), Hertz (HTZ) and Softbank (SFTBF), the firm stated in its letter. PRICE ACTION: Following the disclosures in the Third Point letter, Amgen is up 4%, eBay is up 2.3% and Alibaba is up 3.8%, while Sony shares trading in New York are down nearly 1%.
October 20, 2014
08:58 EDTPREPartnerRe to provide $100M financing for Mosaic's home solar loan program
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08:32 EDTMMCMarsh to acquire Torrent Technologies, terms not disclosed
Marsh announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Torrent Technologies, a service provider to Write Your Own insurers participating in the National Flood Insurance Program. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions. Terms were not disclosed.
06:38 EDTAIGAIG upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank upgraded AIG to Buy citing valuation following the recent pullback in shares. Deutsche believes concerns that Starr International could succeed in its trial against the U.S. Government are overblown. It raised its price target for AIG shares to $60 from $59.
October 17, 2014
08:14 EDTAIGAIG unlikely to be forced to indemnify government, says Bernstein
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