Analyst: “The Hartford Remains Our Top Pick”

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I reported The Hartford’s earnings yesterday when they were released after the markets closed, and that story is here.

Sterne Agee analyst John Nadel says today in a note to investors:

Not only has HIG fully hedged its VA [variable annuity] equity and Fx exposure, declaring Talcott capital self-sufficient even under severe stress, but the timing helped drive a material increase in Life Co Stat capital that appears permanent. We believe this, coupled with the emergence of a true free cash flow story (in which run-off will no longer require but instead should release capital), will lead to an improving capital mgmt story. HIG remains our top pick as 1Q results affirm our positive view.

 

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2 thoughts on “Analyst: “The Hartford Remains Our Top Pick”

  1. jfaRR

    tell me something then ..why they so non-caring?cared up till i made a dog bite claim.the hartford would get out alot cheeper to pay my claim.then reather have to read all those sad-but-true tweets,blogs,posts,comments etc.to all the rite oranizations.about how rude and ego.they claims reps are.like sonia kieffe.and cl.investag. from dallas mr robbins.u talk about non-proffesional

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