John Loftus Joins Alliant Insurance Services

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7 Sin Stocks To Buy That Will Outperform the S&P 500

While the S&P 500 and a wide range of stocks continue their September slide, many investors are understandably jittery, wondering if a second market crash is coming this year. In response, they’re searching for industries that can offer more stability, but also growth and income over the coming quarters. One such group are the so-called “sin stocks,” which benefit when humans indulge in vices.Although there may be different definitions of sin stocks, these businesses include those in alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, gambling, adult entertainment, weapons and defense industries. What is viewed as a sin stock today may also change over time.Recent research by David Blitzo of Robeco Asset Management in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and Frank J. Fabozzi of EDHEC Business School in Nice, France, highlights how “various studies … [of] the historical performance of sin stocks … [show] they

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KBG Insurance Agency In Spokane, WA Offers Comprehensive Insurance Services

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SPOKANE, WA / ACCESSWIRE / September 15, 2020 / Spokane, WA-based Kingdom Builders Group (KBG) Insurance & Financial is pleased to offer insurance and financial services to the residents of Washington and Idaho. KBG is a 5-Star rated insurance agency that offers a wide range of personal and commercial lines of insurance and investment services. These include life insurance, business property insurance, financial planning, auto insurance and home insurance. More services are listed on their website at https://sites.google.com/site/kbginsurancefinancial/.

KBG asserts that working with a broker gives clients more options and better rates for insurance services. The firm has partnered with Travelers Insurance, Safeco, Liberty Manual, Allstate, Grange Insurance Association, Progressive and so on in pursuit of providing customers the insurance plans that suit them at affordable prices.

Insurance services vary in terms of scale and purpose, but most are meant for personal, home and commercial use. For instance, earthquake insurance

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Insurance Services Market Procurement Intelligence Report with COVID-19 Impact Analysis | Global Forecasts, 2020-2024

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LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Insurance Services market will register an incremental spend of about $1 trillion, growing at a CAGR of 4.00% during the five-year forecast period. A targeted strategic approach to Insurance Services sourcing can unlock several opportunities for buyers. This report also offers market impact and new opportunities created due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Request free sample pages

Key benefits to buy this report:

  • What are the market dynamics?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What are the category growth drivers?
  • What are the constraints on category growth?
  • Who are the suppliers in this market?
  • What are the demand-supply shifts?
  • What are the major category requirements?
  • What are the procurement best practices in this market?

Information on Latest Trends and Supply Chain Market Information Knowledge centre on COVID-19 impact assessment

SpendEdge’s reports now include an in-depth complimentary analysis of the COVID-19 impact on procurement and the latest market

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Dai Ichi Life Insurance Company Ltd Takes $207,000 Position in West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. (NYSE:WST)

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Dai Ichi Life Insurance Company Ltd bought a new stake in shares of West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. (NYSE:WST) during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund bought 912 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock, valued at approximately $207,000.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company lifted its holdings in West Pharmaceutical Services by 416.4% in the first quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 535,941 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock worth $81,597,000 after buying an additional 432,151 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of West Pharmaceutical Services by 226.0% in the first quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 563,548 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock worth $85,800,000 after purchasing

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Dai Ichi Life Insurance Company Ltd Lowers Holdings in Hartford Financial Services Group Inc (NYSE:HIG)

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Dai Ichi Life Insurance Company Ltd trimmed its holdings in Hartford Financial Services Group Inc (NYSE:HIG) by 13.7% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 62,155 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 9,871 shares during the quarter. Dai Ichi Life Insurance Company Ltd’s holdings in Hartford Financial Services Group were worth $2,396,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the business. Quantum Capital Management boosted its holdings in Hartford Financial Services Group by 4.4% in the second quarter. Quantum Capital Management now owns 6,908 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $266,000 after purchasing an additional 288 shares during the last quarter. Regent Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Hartford Financial Services Group by 4.0%

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Dai Ichi Life Insurance Company Ltd Has $6.31 Million Stock Holdings in Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG)

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Dai Ichi Life Insurance Company Ltd grew its holdings in shares of Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG) by 5.4% in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 76,889 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 3,966 shares during the quarter. Dai Ichi Life Insurance Company Ltd’s holdings in Republic Services were worth $6,309,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Trexquant Investment LP purchased a new position in shares of Republic Services in the second quarter worth approximately $946,000. MONECO Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in Republic Services during the second quarter valued at approximately $640,000. Sawtooth Solutions LLC lifted its position in Republic Services by 28.1% in the second quarter. Sawtooth Solutions LLC

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Mom struggling to find oral surgeon who will accept her insurance

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Julianne Del Nero says her 19-year-old son is in pain and needs to have his wisdom teeth out.

“He’s already getting migraines and headaches, and it’s been profuse for a couple of months now,” she explained.

But Del Nero tells Target 12 she’s been looking for an oral surgeon for weeks and hasn’t been able to find one who will take her Medicaid. She said when she called her insurance company, they gave her a list of 30 surgeons who were supposed to take Medicaid.

“My son and I called every single one and not one would take him. Not one would even accept the medical,” she said.

Currently, Del Nero is the only working parent in the family and she’s now faced with a tough decision: pay upwards of $2,400 out of pocket or wait months to get her son into a local hospital, which

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Selective Insurance Group (NASDAQ:SIGI) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research

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Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Selective Insurance Group (NASDAQ:SIGI) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Wednesday, Zacks.com reports. The firm currently has $64.00 price objective on the insurance provider’s stock.

According to Zacks, “Selective Insurance is poised to witness top-line growth backed by sustained premium growth across its segments. Premiums have benefited from the company’s compelling portfolio, high retention ratio, pure renewal price increase and new business growth. Net investment income should benefit from active portfolio management. The company estimates investment income of $170 million and $5 million from alternative investments in 2020. Geographic expansion plays a vital role in company’s growth. Shares of Selective Insurance have underperformed the industry in the past year. Nevertheless, it boasts solid capital position on which it deploys capital effectively. However, it is exposed to cat loss, inducing earnings volatility. High costs exert pressure on operating

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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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Lincoln Financial Group to Participate in the Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Virtual Insurance Conference

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Live Webcast Available

Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE:LNC) announced today that Randy J. Freitag, executive vice president, chief financial officer and head of individual life of Lincoln Financial Group, will present at the Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Virtual Insurance Conference on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at approximately 9:10 a.m. Eastern Time.

Mr. Freitag will participate in a question and answer session covering a variety of industry and company-specific topics.

The live presentation will be available at www.lfg.com/webcast. Please go to the website at least fifteen minutes prior to the event to register and download any necessary streaming media software. A replay will be available for 30 days from the same link one hour after the webcast concludes.

About Lincoln Financial Group

Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help people take charge of their financial lives with confidence and optimism. Today, more than 17 million customers trust our retirement, insurance

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