Insurance Stocks a Good Risk

One of the highlights of the second quarter earnings report season so far is the remarkable strength and results of the insurance sector. Rising interest rates are buoying insurer's investment portfolio returns and values.

Most of the entire sector has reported results that have exceeded expectations both on the top and the bottom lines. Insurers ranging from Allstate (ALL), MetLife (MET) and Cigna (CI) have all reported stellar results and are sitting at 52-week highs. The improving fortunes of the industry was punctuated last week as American International Group (AIG) declared a dividend payout for the first time since the beginning of the financial crisis. This came after they once again blew through expectations during their earnings report....389 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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