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July 7, 2014
08:20 EDTRGA, SYA, CNO, SFG, AIZLimited Japanese growth could lead to U.S. insurance acquisitions, says UBS
UBS believes the limited growth in the Japanese insurance market could lead to acquisitions here in the U.S. The firm believes the U.S. life sector has room to consolidate but that it could be limited by regulatory uncertainty. However, UBS is more optimistic about Japanese acquirers and sees potential interest in StanCorp Financial (SFG) and Symetra Financial (SYA) and, to a lesser extent, in Assurant (AIZ), CNO Financial (CNO), and Reinsurance Group of America (RGA).
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July 30, 2015
16:48 EDTSYASymetra Financial declares special 50c dividend
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16:47 EDTSYASymetra Financial now sees FY15 adjusted EPS below mid-point of $1.75-$1.95
Consensus for FY15 EPS is $1.75.
16:45 EDTSYASymetra Financial reports Q2 adjusted EPS 43c, consensus 45c
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11:24 EDTCNOCNO Financial 'encouraged' by activity in bankers' distribution channel
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10:24 EDTCNOCNO Financial lowers FY15 sales growth view to 1%-3% from 3%-6%
CNO Financial adjusted its FY15 consolidate sales growth guidance to 1%-3%, with sales growth guidance for Bankers Life adjusted to flat to down 3%, sales growth guidance for Washington National adjusted to 3%-5% and sales growth guidance for Colonial Penn increased to 12%-15%. CNO said increasing ROE over time "remains a priority," with the pace and trajectory of its ROE build to be dependent on traction with its organic growth initiatives and effectively managing headwinds. CNO sees its 2015 share repurchases to range from $350M-$425M "absent compelling alternatives. In April, CNO Financial had guided to sales growth of 3%-6% for FY15. Updated guidance in earnings presentation slides.
10:00 EDTAIZOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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07:16 EDTAIZAssurant upgraded to Buy at SunTrust
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07:02 EDTAIZAssurant upgraded to Buy from Neutral at SunTrust
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July 29, 2015
16:51 EDTCNOCNO Financial reports Q2 EPS 31c, consensus 34c
Reports Q2 revenue $959.5M, consensus $967.47M.
06:31 EDTCNOCNO Financial assumed with an Outperform at Keefe Bruyette
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July 28, 2015
16:24 EDTAIZAssurant reports Q2 net operating EPS $2.07, consensus $1.59
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July 24, 2015
12:54 EDTSFGOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
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July 23, 2015
20:08 EDTSFGMeiji Yasuda to acquire StanCorp for $115 per share
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20:05 EDTSFGStanCorp reports Q2 ex-items EPS $1.51, consensus $1.21
Reports Q2 revenue $734.5M, consensus $718.99M.
16:52 EDTRGAReinsurance Group reports Q2 EPS $1.94, consensus $2.17
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