Insurance Stocks on Investors' Radar -- Aflac, Unum, CNO Financial, and Assurant

Aug 26, 2016, 07:45 ET from Chelmsford Park SA

NEW YORK, August 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- has issued research reports on these Accident and Health Insurance equities: Aflac Inc. (NYSE: AFL), Unum Group (NYSE: UNM), CNO Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: CNO), and Assurant Inc. (NYSE: AIZ). As per NASDAQ, the industry should continue to face stiff competition in workers' compensation insurance because of the ample market capacity. However, companies can expect to see top-line growth with higher enrollment. Learn more about these stocks by downloading their comprehensive and free reports at:


On Thursday, shares in Columbus, Georgia headquartered Aflac Inc. recorded a trading volume of 2.15 million shares, which was above their three months average volume of 1.87 million shares. The stock ended the day at $72.99, climbing 0.40%. The Company's shares have gained 0.06% in the last one month, 6.10% over the previous three months, and 24.16% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 1.87% and 12.95%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Aflac, which through its subsidiary, American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus, provides supplemental health and life insurance products, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 62.02.

As per form 10-Q filed with the SEC on August 5th, 2016, Aflac reported that revenues were $5.4 billion in Q2 2016 compared to $5.3 billion in Q2 2015. The company's net earnings were $548 million, or $1.32 per diluted share, in the reported quarter compared to $573 million, or $1.32 per diluted share, in Q2 2015. Results for Q2 2016 included pretax net realized investment losses of $187 million compared to net realized investment gains of $127 million in Q2 2015. AFL complete research report is just a click away and free at:

Unum Group  

Chattanooga, Tennessee-based Unum Group's stock finished yesterday's session 1.29% higher at $34.60 and with a total volume of 1.34 million shares traded. The Company's shares have gained 7.09% in the last month and 5.85% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 5.45% and 7.44%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Unum, which together with its subsidiaries, provides group and individual disability insurance products and services primarily in the US and the UK, have an RSI of 63.77.

On August 2nd, 2016, Unum announced that it has completed its purchase of H&J Capital, LLC, parent of Starmount Life Insurance Company and AlwaysCare Benefit, a leading independent dental and vision benefits company that will support Unum's long-term growth plans for workplace financial protection products. The transaction was announced on April 04th, 2016, with Unum acquiring Starmount for $127 million plus net assets. The complimentary report on UNM can be downloaded at:

CNO Financial Group  

At the closing bell on Thursday, shares in Carmel, Indiana headquartered CNO Financial Group Inc. rose 0.81%, ending the day at $16.13. The stock recorded a trading volume of 1.25 million shares. The Company's shares are trading 5.19% below their 50-day moving average. Moreover, shares of CNO Financial Group, which through its subsidiaries, develops, markets, and administers health insurance, annuity, individual life insurance, and other insurance products for senior and middle-income markets in the US, have an RSI of 52.52.

On August 10th, 2016, CNO Financial Group announced that its board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.08 per share on its common shares.  The dividend will be payable on September 23rd, 2016, to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 9th, 2016. Sign up for your complimentary research report on CNO at:


New York headquartered Assurant Inc.'s stock ended the day 0.92% higher at $87.64. A total volume of 473,539 shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 433,580 shares. The Company's shares have gained 4.64% in the last month, 1.20% over the previous three months, and 10.22% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 2.36% above its 50-day moving average and 7.88% above its 200-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Assurant, which through its subsidiaries, provides risk management solutions worldwide, have an RSI of 66.79.

On July 26th, 2016, Assurant announced that net income increased to $169.3 million, or $2.70 per diluted share, in Q2 2016 compared to Q2 2015 net income of $32.8 million, or $0.47 per diluted share, primarily due to lower losses and exit-related charges from the wind down of Assurant Health runoff operations and the increase in the amortization of deferred gains due to Q1 2016 sale of Assurant Employee Benefits. The company's net earned premiums, fees and other income from Assurant Solutions and Assurant Specialty Property decreased to $1.52 billion compared to $1.57 billion in Q2 2015. Get free access to your research report on AIZ at:


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