NEW YORK, November 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
US markets have been faring well in recent days as evidenced by major indices' performance for the two days since the start of this week. On November 22, 2016, the NASDAQ Composite ended the trading session up 0.33%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average edged 0.35% higher; and the S&P 500 closed up 0.22%. Considering the current market trend, Stock-Callers.com reviews a few stocks in the Insurance space, namely: Manulife Financial Corporation (NYSE: MFC), AEGON (NYSE: AEG), Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE: LNC), and Principal Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: PFG). Download the free research reports on these stocks today:
Toronto, Canada headquartered Manulife Financial Corp.'s stock advanced 1.63%, to close the day at $17.51. The stock recorded a trading volume of 2.96 million shares, which was above its three months average volume of 2.52 million shares. Manulife Financial's shares have gained 20.49% in the last one month, 30.66% in the previous three months, and 12.45% in the past one year. Shares of the Company, which together with its subsidiaries, provides financial advice, insurance, and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups, and institutions in Asia, Canada, and the US, are trading 19.91% and 27.00% above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Additionally, the stock traded at a PE ratio of 15.69 and has a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 86.16. See our free and comprehensive research report on MFC at:
The Hague, the Netherlands headquartered AEGON N.V.'s stock finished Tuesday's session 2.17% higher at $5.19 with a total volume of 1.79 million shares traded. Over the last one month and the previous three months, AEGON's shares have surged 20.14% and 31.39%, respectively. Shares of the Company, which provides life insurance, pensions, and asset management services, are trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 21.76% and 15.39%, respectively. AEGON's stock traded at a PE ratio of 22.76 and has an RSI of 72.63. AEG free research report PDF is just a click away at:
On Tuesday, shares in Radnor, Pennsylvania headquartered Lincoln National Corp. recorded a trading volume of 1.51 million shares. The stock ended the day 0.73% higher at $63.65. Shares of the Company, which through its subsidiaries, engages in multiple insurance and retirement businesses in the US, are trading at a PE ratio of 11.93. Lincoln National's stock has surged 30.51% in the last one month, 39.37% in the previous three months, and 19.03% in the past one year. The Company is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 26.00% and 45.47%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Lincoln National have an RSI of 82.01.
On November 9th, 2016, research firm FBR & Co. downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Outperform' to 'Market Perform', issuing a target price of $55 per share. Sign up for your complimentary report on LNC at:
Principal Financial Group
On Tuesday, shares in Des Moines, Iowa-based Principal Financial Group Inc. ended the session 0.21% lower at $57.68 with a total volume of 1.95 million shares traded. Principal Financial's shares have gained 8.83% in the last one month, 22.03% in the previous three months and 17.51% in the past one year. Shares of the Company, which provides retirement, asset management, and insurance products and services to businesses, individuals, and institutional clients worldwide, are trading at a PE ratio of 13.52. The stock is trading 9.15% above its 50-day moving average and 28.96% above its 200-day moving average. Moreover, the Company's shares have an RSI of 69.54.
On November 17th, 2016, research firm RBC Capital Markets reiterated its 'Outperform' rating on the Company's stock with an increase of the target price from $52 a share to $61 a share. Register for free on Stock-Callers.com and download the latest research report on PFG at:
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