LONDON, March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Insurers are operating in a challenging environment, given the fact that interest rates across the developed world are at record low levels. Meanwhile, insurers such as AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE: AFL), Unum Group (NYSE: UNM), Genworth Financial Inc. (NYSE: GNW), and Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE: LNC) are looking to expand their footprint in emerging markets, which are expected to be the key growth drivers going forward. On Thursday, insurance stocks closed mostly higher as the Dow Jones posted its 10th successive high. StockCall has posted free technical research reports on AFL, UNM, GNW, and LNC and these can be accessed by signing up at
Shares of AFLAC Inc. posted modest gains in Thursday's trading session even as the broad market rallied. The stock ended the day 0.04% higher at $50.66 after touching an intra-day high of $51.03. The company's shares have fallen more than 4.60% in 2013, underperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 9.60% in the same period. The stock is currently trading below its 50-day moving average. AFLAC's shares have been facing resistance at around $51.50. The stock's MACD is trading below the zero-line at the moment, which is a bearish signal. Download the free report on AFL upon registration at
Shares of Unum Group rose sharply on Thursday, tracking gains in the broad market. The stock touched a 52-week high of $27.86 before finishing the day 1.35% higher at $27.81. Unum Group shares have now gained nearly 3% in the last three trading sessions. The stock has seen a series of higher highs in the last two weeks, which is a strong bullish signal. The positive trend is further confirmed by recent volume activity. The stock has finished higher in 12 of the last 13 trading sessions. The stock's MACD is currently trading well above the signal line and the zero-line, which is another strong bullish signal. UNM technical report can be accessed for free by signing up at
Shares of Genworth Financial Inc. slipped in trading yesterday; however, the losses were limited. The stock finished 0.10% lower at $10.50. Genworth's shares are currently trading close to their 52-week high of $10.74. The insurance company has been one of the best performers in the Financial sector this year, gaining nearly 40%, compared to a gain of 9.60% for the S&P 500. The stock has been gaining momentum after breaking through $9.50 resistance level. The stock's MACD chart is indicating bullish market sentiment. The stock is also trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, further confirming the bullish trend. The free report on GNW can be downloaded by signing up now at
Lincoln National Corporation shares have outperformed the broad market this year, gaining nearly 30%. On Thursday, the stock reached a 52-week high of $33.66 before paring some of the gains to finish the day 0.69% higher at $33.47. The life insurance company's shares are currently trading at a P/E multiple of 7.44 and have a dividend yield of 1.43%. The stock has seen a series of highs over the last few sessions, indicating a bullish market sentiment. The upbeat trend is further confirmed by recent volume activity. Free report on LNC can be accessed by registering at
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