Some Healthy Insurance Stocks

In late March I wrote an article on the improving health of insurance stocks. I argued that these stocks were one of the cheaper sectors in the overall market. Some were selling under book value. In addition, many were increasing dividends and stock buybacks.

The optimism now seems warranted as the majority of the industry has reported earnings and revenues in the first quarter that were over expectations. These stocks have had good runs as a result. In the previous article, we took a look at property/casualty insurers. Both stocks that I profiled, Prudential (PRU) and Allstate (ALL), are up since that article with Prudential rising by more than 10 percent....373 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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