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  • An Underrated Insurance Play

    By Marshall Hargrave - June 25, 2013 | Tickers: CNO, LNC, MFC

    The various insurance and retirement planning companies should see a rise in demand thanks to the aging Baby Boomers. This should come as the need for health and long-term care insurance increases. One interesting find in the sector is Lincoln National (NYSE: LNC). The company operates multiple insurance and retirement businesses. This includes fixed and indexed annuities, variable annuities, life insurance, retirement plans and group plans.

    Lincoln's largest segment more »

  • Two Mid-Cap Life Insurance Stocks That Could Double in Two Years

    By Kyle Mowery - January 16, 2013 | Tickers: CNO, GNW

    The life insurance industry has been facing a tough combination of extreme pressure on product pricing as well as low interest rates. This industry pressure has been exasperating insurers over the past few years and weighing on stock prices.

    Today, the market provides two compelling opportunities to purchase robust life & health insurers at less than half of their equity book value. At currently reduced prices, both recapitalized businesses with improving more »

  • Why E*Trade and Other Investment Companies Are Likely to be Acquired by America Movil

    By Alejandro Guillú - December 19, 2012 | Tickers: AMX, BUD, CNO, ETFC, FMX

    The Problem

    America Movil (NYSE: AMX) is the largest company in Mexico by revenue, profits, assets and market value. 

    With revenues of $47 billion only AT&T and 6 others are bigger. With profits of $5 billion only Vodafone and 4 others are more profitable. With assets of $67 billion only Deutsche Telekom and 8 others have more assets. With a market value of $93 billion only Verizon, Telefonica more »

  • Will These Value Picks Save Billionaire John Paulson?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - December 11, 2012 | Tickers: COF, CNO, DLPH, HCA, TMUS

    John Paulson of Paulson & Co. became famous- and a billionaire- for his short of subprime mortgage related investments at the peak of the housing bubble, and followed it up with a good return on gold. However, his performance in the last two years has been remarkably poor. We decided to look at some of his recent value stock picks to see if they are good investments that could help him more »

  • The Accident and Health Insurance Sector: The Breakdown

    By Chris Hodge - October 23, 2012 | Tickers: AFL, AIZ, CNO, SFG, UNM

    Property casualty and health are two very different kinds of insurance, but they do share a lot of similarities between them. Both ultimately come down to one party (the insured) passing on its risk of catastrophic loss to another party (the insurance company). I was looking for a company to add some stability to my portfolio, and thought I'd share my results with my fellow Fools. All my results more »

  • 5 Value Stocks that Insiders Like

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - October 17, 2012 | Tickers: AGCO, AXS, CNO, GM, TKR

    Insider purchases tend to be bullish signs for a company, but that's not the only factor we use to narrow down our investment choices.  We also like to use the traditional value metric of a trailing price-to-earnings ratio to see how cheap a stock is relative to the company’s past performance. Using data from Fidelity and our own database of insider trades, here are five stocks that have more »

  • 9 Largest Companies In Accident And Health Insurance Industry

    By DividendYields - December 9, 2011 | Tickers: AFL, AMIC, AIZ, CNO, EIHI, PICO, SFG, GTS

    Here is a current sheet of the biggest stocks within the accident and health insurance industry, a part of the financial sector. The whole industry contains 9 stocks of which 5 have a market capitalization above USD 1 billion. 

    The average P/E ratio amounts 11.3 while the average dividend yield amounts to 2.5 percent. Price to book ratio is 1.2. The companies work with an average more »