Protective Insurance (NASDAQ:PTVCB) & Loews (NASDAQ:L) Head-To-Head Survey

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Protective Insurance (NASDAQ:PTVCB) and Loews (NYSE:L) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings and risk.

Risk & Volatility

Protective Insurance has a beta of 0.54, indicating that its share price is 46% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Loews has a beta of 0.73, indicating that its share price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Protective Insurance pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. Loews pays an annual dividend of $0.25 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Protective Insurance has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Loews has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Protective Insurance and Loews’ revenue, earnings per share and

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Goldman Sachs Joins Syndicate for Ant IPO of up to $30 Billion, Say Sources | Investing News

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By Julie Zhu, Kane Wu and Scott Murdoch

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Goldman Sachs

has joined the growing list of investment banks working on Chinese financial technology firm Ant Group’s mammoth initial public offering of up to $30 billion, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Ant, backed by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group

<9988.HK>, plans to list simultaneously in Hong Kong and Shanghai, in what sources have said could be the world’s largest IPO and come as soon as October.

Wall Street major Goldman Sachs has been hired as a joint lead manager on the Hong Kong leg of the IPO, said the people, who declined to be named as they were not authorised to speak to the media on this subject.

A spokesman for Goldman Sachs, which also acted as a joint lead manager on Alibaba’s $12.9 billion secondary listing in Hong Kong last year, declined

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