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December 2, 2012
20:43 EDTMET, PRU, AIG, TMK, UNMNAIC approves valuation model for U.S. life insurers
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners, NAIC, voted to enhance consumer protections today with the adoption of the Valuation Manual. The manual contains details of a principles-based approach to establishing insurance company reserves. The manual was adopted by a supermajority of the membership during the Fall National Meeting. Reference Link
News For MET;PRU;AIG;TMK;UNM From The Last 14 Days
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October 30, 2014
11:26 EDTAIGAIG November weekly volatility elevated into Q3 and outlook
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October 29, 2014
16:06 EDTMETMetLife reports Q3 operating EPS $1.60, consensus $1.38
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16:03 EDTUNMUnum Group backs view of FY14 operating EPS up 5%-10%
The company anticipates growth in FY14 after-tax operating EPS to be in the outlook range announced in December 2013 of five percent to ten percent, consensus $3.58.
16:02 EDTUNMUnum Group reports Q3 adjusted EPS 87c, consensus 90c
Reports Q3 revenue $2.61B, consensus $2.61B. Book value per common share as of September 30 was $36.69, compared to $33.20 at September 30, 2013.
15:53 EDTUNM, METNotable companies reporting after market close
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October 28, 2014
17:59 EDTPRUPrudential enters MOU with ILC to acquire ownership stake in AFP Habitat
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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.
07:35 EDTTMKTorchmark recent pullback overdone, says Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank says the recent pullback in shares of Torchmark is overdone and provides a compelling entry point into the name. The firm expects pressure from the company's small Health-Part D business to ease in 2015, and notes it still wants Torchmark to exit the business. Deutsche lowered its price target for shares to $59 from $63 following the company's Q3 results and keeps a Buy rating on the stock.
October 27, 2014
08:43 EDTPRUPRIAC to provide reinsurance to Legal & General
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October 26, 2014
13:34 EDTPRUAflac, Lincoln National, Prudential look attractive, Barron's says
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October 23, 2014
16:00 EDTTMKTorchmark sees FY15 EPS $4.15-$4.55, consensus $4.48
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16:00 EDTTMKTorchmark lowers FY14 EPS $4.00-$4.04 from $4.05-$4.15
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October 22, 2014
16:10 EDTTMKTorchmark reports Q3 EPS 99c, consensus $1.03
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15:30 EDTTMKNotable 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
06:59 EDTUNMUnum Group upgraded at Raymond James
As previously reported, Raymond James upgraded Unum Group to Outperform from Market Perform. The firm upgraded shares based on relative valuation, strong cash flow, improved U.K business results, and solid core U.S. lines of business. Price target is $38.
06:42 EDTUNMUnum Group upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Raymond James
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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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