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Assurant

$106.46

0.43 (0.41%)

16:23
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16:23

Assurant reports Q2 operating EPS $2.13, consensus $1.76

Reports Q2 revenue $1.832B, consensus $1.71B.

  • 08

    Aug

AIZ Assurant
$106.46

0.43 (0.41%)

04/12/18
RHCO
04/12/18
NO CHANGE
Target $112
RHCO
Buy
Assurant price target lowered to $112 from $120 at SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Mark Hughes lowered his price target on Assurant (AIZ) to $112 and also lowered his FY18 EPS target to $7.55 from $8.10, saying the company's acquisition of The Warranty Group should be dilutive in the short term. The analyst also notes the impact of lower smartphone shipments in Q1 reducing consumer electronics insurance premiums while also pointing to higher assumed weather-related losses. Longer term, Hughes keeps his Buy rating on Assurant, saying the weakness in smartphone volume and mortgage solutions has likely reached its peak and the fundamental backdrop should improve.
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MSCO
07/10/18
INITIATION
Target $125
MSCO
Overweight
Assurant initiated with an Overweight at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley started Assurant with an Overweight rating and $125 price target. The firm views the company as a leading specialty franchise with accelerating growth.
07/11/18
RHCO
07/11/18
NO CHANGE
Target $129
RHCO
Buy
Assurant price target raised to $129 from $112 at SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Mark Hughes raised his price target on Assurant (AIZ) to $129 and kept his Buy rating, saying the company's operating environment within key end markets was generally healthy. Hughes notes that this should position the company to top consensus earnings for the quarter as it integrates TWG Holdings earlier than anticipated. The analyst also sees the valuation on Assurant as favorable given its post-integration expected run-rate earnings growth, stating that the company should "continue to outperform the broader smartphone industry" after a 18% expansion in devices covered during Q1 thanks to its emerging relationship with KDDI (KDDIY).
07/16/18
KBWI
07/16/18
INITIATION
Target $121
KBWI
Outperform
Assurant initiated with an Outperform at Keefe Bruyette
Keefe Bruyette analyst Christopher Campbell started Assurant with an Outperform rating and $121 price target. The analyst sees share upside from the company's "solid" operating return on equity, better-than-peer dividend yield and increasing higher-multiple fee-based income.

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