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A team at the Society of Actuaries has posted a major report on how new life insurance policies really are made.
Members of the Improving the New Business Process Survey Subcommittee, part of the SOA’s Committee on Insurance Mortality & Underwriting Surveys, persuaded 19 U.S. life insurers and five Canadian life insurers to tell the subcommittee how they bring in new business.
The participating insurers include carriers of all types and sizes, ranging from Erie Family Life to Unum Group’s Colonial Life & Accident unit.
The participating insurers answered questions about their applications, underwriting requirements, underwriting resources and policy delivery processes.
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A copy of the full survey report is available here.
The results do not necessarily give a complete picture of what’s really happening in U.S. and Canadian new business processing. The list of major carriers missing includes Brighthouse, MassMutual, New York Life, Northwestern Mutual, Prudential Financial.
Top Canadian Stocks To Watch For 2019: PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust(PMT)
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Pennymac Mortgage Investment (NYSE:PMT) – Equities researchers at Wedbush lifted their Q1 2019 earnings per share estimates for shares of Pennymac Mortgage Investment in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, May 10th. Wedbush analyst J. Weaver now anticipates that the real estate investment trust will post earnings per share of $0.36 for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $0.34. Wedbush also issued estimates for Pennymac Mortgage Investment’s Q2 2019 earnings at $0.43 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.43 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.52 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.74 EPS.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Pennymac Mortgage Investment (NYSE:PMT) shares reached a new 52-week high and low on Monday . The company traded as low as $18.60 and last traded at $18.62, with a volume of 19306 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $18.50.
Top Canadian Stocks To Watch For 2019: Prestige Brand Holdings Inc.(PBH)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) shares were also up, gaining 23 percent to $35.07 after the company posted upbeat Q4 earnings.
Equities Trading DOWN
- [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) surged 87.1 percent to $12.98 after the company reported Q1 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
ARMO BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARMO) shares jumped 66.8 percent to $49.735 after Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced plans to acquire ARMO BioSciences for $50 per share.
vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) gained 34 percent to $2.2920 following announcement that the company will pre-specify new subgroup with the FDA and report Phase 3 Part B results in June.
Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) climbed 22.3 percent to $34.84 after the company posted upbeat Q4 earnings.
Depomed, Inc. (NASDAQ: DEPO) shares jumped 22.2 percent to $7.28 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
Everspin Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRAM) gained 19.8 percent to $8.89 after the company reported strong results for its first quarter.
Luxfer Holdings PLC (NYSE: LXFR) surged 19.8 percent to $17.10 following Q1 results.
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) rose 18.3 percent to $2.26 after French company Total announced plans to acquire 25 percent stake in Clean Energy Fuels for $83.4 million.
Intelligent Systems Corporation (NYSE: INS) gained 17 percent to $7.116.
Green Dot Corporation (NYSE: GDOT) surged 15.3 percent to $73.00 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
The Chefs' Warehouse, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHEF) climbed 15 percent to $28.85. Chefs' Warehouse posted Q1 earnings of $0.03 per share on sales of $318.6 million.
Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: WPRT) rose 14.2 percent to $2.9701.
Wright Medical Group N.V. (NASDAQ: WMGI) jumped 13.8 percent to $23.87 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) gained 13.4 percent to $22.70. Diplomat named Brian Griffin as Chairman and CEO.
Carvana Co. (NYSE: CVNA) shares rose 13 percent to $27.97 after reporting upbeat Q1 sales.
Prothena Corporation plc (NASDAQ: PRTA) gained 12 percent to $15.19
- [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
Amedica Corporation (NASDAQ: AMDA) rose 31.3 percent to $4.11 in pre-market trading after climbing 181.98 percent on Tuesday.
ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) rose 18.7 percent to $13.65 in pre-market trading after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) rose 18.6 percent to $46.00 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Tuesday.
TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares rose 15 percent to $2.08 in pre-market trading after reporting Q4 results.
Axon Enterprise, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAXN) rose 9.8 percent to $49.00 in pre-market trading following a big Q1 beat. The company raised its fiscal 2018 sales growth guidance from 16-18 percent to 18-20 percent.
Centennial Resource Development, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDEV) shares rose 8.1 percent to $21.06 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
OPKO Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPK) shares rose 6.8 percent to $3.44 in pre-market trading following Q1 beat.
Tel-Instrument Electronics Corp. (NYSE: TIK) rose 6.7 percent to $3.20 in pre-market trading after surging 25.37 percent on Tuesday.
KBS Fashion Group Limited (NASDAQ: KBSF) rose 6.4 percent to $5.84 in pre-market trading after jumping 9.36 percent on Tuesday.
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) rose 6.6 percent to $8.26 in pre-market trading after reporting Q2 earnings.
New Relic, Inc. (NYSE: NEWR) rose 6.3 percent to $82.00 in pre-market trading following Q4 results.
Match Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTCH) rose 5.8 percent to $38.43 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) rose 5.2 percent to $30.62 in pre-market trading.
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- [By Stephan Byrd]
Shares of Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:PBH) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the ten brokerages that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $73.80.
- [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
Nomad Foods Limited (NYSE: NOMD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $656.43 million.
AMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: AMCX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.2 per share on revenue of $720.14 million.
Magna International Inc. (NYSE: MGA) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.7 per share on revenue of $10.11 billion.
Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $2.12 billion.
Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $5.78 billion.
Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE: OMI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $2.40 billion.
Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.61 per share on revenue of $255.60 million.
Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $457.67 million.
ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $691.18 million.
Genesis Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: GEN) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.34 per share on revenue of $1.32 billion.
Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $10.14 billion.
Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.34 billion.
NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ: NICE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $332.93 million.
World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ: WRLD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.94 per share on revenue of $147.32 million.
MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE: MMS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $616.04 million.
Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CH
Top Canadian Stocks To Watch For 2019: Safeway Inc.(SWY)
- [By Jim Robertson]
In addition, Goldcorps (NYSE: GG) l茅onore mine in the heart of the territory along with the Troilus mine (which produced over 2 million ounces of gold from 1997-2010 and is estimated to have another remaining 2 million ounces of reserves) are helping to maintain the interest of junior exploration companies in nearby properties. The same can be said about the Otish Mountainsarea following the discovery of diamonds byStornoway Diamond Corporation (TSX: SWY) at their Renard diamond mine which is projected to produce 1.5-2 millions carats per year.
Top Canadian Stocks To Watch For 2019: 3M Company(MMM)
- [By Neha Chamaria]
So, below is a list of the top 10 dividend kings by yield. A point to note is that the highest-yielding dividend kings may not necessarily have grown their dividends at the fastest pace, which is why I have included the 10-year dividend compound annual growth rate (CAGR) data for each stock to give you a broader view.
Dividend King Current Yield 10-Year Dividend CAGR Payout Ratio (TTM)
Procter & Gamble 3.9% 7.7% 72.2%
Coca-Cola 3.5% 8.1% 440.7%
Federal Realty Investment Trust 3.5% 5.3% 97.6%
Genuine Parts Company 3.1% 6.3% 62.7%
Northwest Natural Gas 3.1% 2.7% NA*
Cincinnati Financial Corporation 3% 3.5% 49.6%
Emerson Electric 2.7% 6.2% 69%
3M Company (NYSE:MMM) 2.7% 9.4% 70.4%
Colgate-Palmolive Company 2.7% 8.6% 73.6%
Johnson & Johnson 2.6% 7.4% 724.9%
TTM: Trailing 12 months. NA = Not applicable as Northwest Natural Gas incurred a loss per share in TTM primarily because of tax implications. Data sources: YCharts and Yahoo! Finance. Table by author.
- [By Paul Ausick]
The second-worst Dow stock so far this year is Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT), with shares down 16.5%. That is followed by General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE), down 16.2%, 3M Co. (NYSE: MMM), down 15.4%, and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), down 13.1%. Losers outnumber winners for the year to date on the Dow by a score of 19 to 11.
- [By Timothy Green, Demitrios Kalogeropoulos, Keith Speights, Neha Chamaria, and Rich Smith]
What stocks should you invest in? Five of our Motley Fool investors have some ideas. Here’s why you should consider adding Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD), International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM), 3M Company (NYSE:MMM), SodaStream International (NASDAQ:SODA), and SolarEdge Technologies (NASDAQ:SEDG) to your portfolio in June.
- [By Lee Samaha]
The 16% year-to-date dip in the stock price of 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) is naturally going to attract value investors toward the Dividend Aristocrat. After all, the company now sports a near 2.7% dividend yield, and more than 60 years of dividend increases attest to its history of delivering for investors. However, I think the stock is still worth avoiding. Incoming CEO Mike Roman’s presentation at the recent Electrical Products Group (EPG) conference did little to dispel fears concerning the company’s pricing power — a key part of its business model. Let’s take a look at why, as well as what was discussed at the event.