A company concentrating in one segment may develop an economic moat around it. This way, the firm will secure future profits that will then share with policyholders. Let us look at Partnerre (NYSE: PRE), Rli (NYSE: RLI), and Progressive (NYSE: PGR) to find out which segment is the strongest for each, and what the future holds for them.
Car and casualty, only domestically
Based in Mayfield Village, Ohio, Progressive offers more »
Successful companies in the insurance industry have the flexibility to provide shareholders the increasing stream of profits and dividends that most investors love. For investors looking to gain exposure to the financial services industry who may be wary of buying stocks in banks, insurance companies should be on your watch list.
Specifically, there’s one insurance company with a financial track record that stands above the rest. Supplemental insurer AFLAC more »
Insurance companies enjoy a two-sided business model: they earn cash from premiums paid on the policies they write and then again through investing the large pools of their accumulated capital. In recent years, insurers have been a great place to look for investors interested in both diversifying into the financial industry as well as producing yield from their stock investments.
This trend has continued in recent weeks, as several of more »
Fund analysts are routinely sifting through the less popular, smaller cap stocks that stay out of the public eye, hoping to find arbitrage in these less-efficiently priced securities. When they succeed, they can uncover huge percentage gainers that fit under the sub-$5 billion market cap area. We have done our own analysis of many of the top funds’ largest small-cap holdings to compile a list that has proven to more »
Guitarists have Eric Clapton, actors Al Pacino, and basketball players have Michael Jordan. Investors are fortunate enough to have Warren Buffett, who not only is an incredibly successful investor, but a highly respected philanthropist. Lecture halls turn to complete silence when the Oracle of Omaha steps up to the podium--everyone wants his secrets.
If you follow his company and pay attention to its business, you can see that he keeps more »