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Hartford: High Yields To Own

As with any large insurance company approaching $19 billion in annual revenue, lots of analysis can go into the quarterly earnings of The Hartford (HIG). The company offers property and casualty insurance for both commercial and personal lines along with group benefits and investments via mutual funds. It makes for a convoluted situation that requires full-time research analysts in order to properly analyze. Or one can use the movements by the company for a quicker analysis of its overall health.

The Hartford barely survived the financial crisis, but now it reports solid earnings and cash flows, though with limited growth due to the current interest rate environment. The insurance leader returns a substantial amount of capital to shareholders, making it an attractive stock to own for the following reasons.

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While investors can spend hours analyzing each individual business line of Hartford, the suggestion is that… Read More …