NEW YORK, January 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Today's attention is directed to the Life Insurance industry which includes both government and private owned insurance providers that are engaged in direct underwriting annuities and life insurance policies, disability income insurance policies, and accidental death and dismemberment insurance policies. Pre-market, Stock-Callers.com takes a closer look at the following companies: Genworth Financial Inc. (NYSE: GNW), MetLife Inc. (NYSE: MET), ING Groep N.V. (NYSE: ING), and Principal Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: PFG). Learn more about these stocks by accessing their free research reports at:
At the close on Wednesday, shares in Richmond, Virginia headquartered Genworth Financial Inc. jumped 3.78%, ending the day at $3.57. The stock recorded a trading volume of 10.25 million shares, which was above its three months average volume of 8.40 million shares. The Company's shares are trading below their 200-day moving average by 7.54%. Moreover, shares of Genworth Financial, which provides insurance and homeownership solutions in the US and internationally, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 32.89.
On January 24th, 2017, Genworth Financial announced that it would issue its earnings release containing Q4 results after the market closes on February 07th, 2017. Due to the pending sale to China Oceanwide, the Company does not plan to host an earnings call. Free research report on GNW is available at:
Shares in New York-based MetLife Inc. ended the day 2.26% higher at $56.15 with a total trading volume of 5.53 million shares. The stock has gained 3.16% in the past month, 21.44% in the previous three months, and 4.19% on an YTD basis. The Company's shares are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 2.48% and 22.03%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of MetLife, which provides life insurance, annuities, employee benefits, and asset management products in the US, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, have an RSI of 62.26.
On January 06th, 2017, MetLife announced that its Board of Directors has declared a Q1 2017 common stock dividend of $0.40 per share. The dividend will be payable on March 13th, 2017, to shareholders of record as of February 06th, 2017. The complimentary research report on MET can be downloaded at:
On Wednesday, shares in Amsterdam, the Netherlands-based ING Groep N.V. edged 3.36% higher, finishing at $14.77. A total volume of 3.68 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 3.11 million shares. The stock has advanced 3.65% in the last one month, 13.53% over the previous three months, and 4.75% since the start of this year. The Company's shares are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 4.55% and 19.60%, respectively. Additionally, shares of ING Groep, which operates as a financial services company that provides banking, investments, life insurance, and retirement services worldwide, have an RSI of 63.26.
On January 17th, 2017, ING Financial Markets LLC, an indirect US subsidiary of ING Bank N.V., part of ING Group announced that it was awarded the Reuters Awards for FX Forecasting of Latin American (LatAm) Currencies for 2016, with a score of 2.70. In 2016, ING Financial Markets was also awarded first place for the Bloomberg "FX Forecast Accuracy Ranking Latin America Q3 2016" and the Focus Economic "Inflation Forecaster Mexico Overall Forecaster Mexico."
On January 17th, 2017, research firm Goldman downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Buy' to 'Neutral'. Visit us today and access our complete research report on ING at:
Des Moines, Iowa-based Principal Financial Group Inc.'s shares recorded a trading volume of 1.01 million shares at the end of yesterday's session. The stock closed the day 1.83% higher at $59.65. The Company's shares have advanced 2.11% in the last one month, 13.39% over the previous three months, and 3.09% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 2.26% and 22.22%, respectively. Additionally, shares of Principal Financial Group, which provides retirement, asset management, and insurance products and services to businesses, individuals, and institutional clients worldwide, have an RSI of 57.20.
On January 25th, 2017, A.M. Best affirmed the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A+ (Superior) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings (Long-Term ICR) of "aa-" of Principal Life Insurance Company and Principal National Life Insurance Company. Both are life insurance operating companies of Principal Financial Group. Concurrently, A.M. Best has affirmed the Long-Term ICR of "a-" of Principal Financial Group, as well as the group's existing Long- and Short-Term Issue Credit Ratings. The outlook of these Credit Ratings is stable. Get free access to your research report on PFG at:
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