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Highest Projected Earnings Growth in the Property & Casualty Insurance Industry Detected in Shares of State Auto Financial (STFC, NATL, DGICA, OB, STC)

By David Diaz

Below are the three companies in the Property & Casualty Insurance industry with the highest projected earnings growth. The growth of earnings per share (current fiscal year estimated vs. last year actual) is important to gauge future profitability and relative value. Higher EPS growth generally justifies higher earnings multiples.

State Auto Financial ranks highest with a projected earnings growth of 421.5%. National Interstate is next with a projected earnings growth of 242.7%. Donegal Group ranks third highest with a projected earnings growth of 123.4%.

OneBeacon Insurance Group follows with a projected earnings growth of 106.9%, and Stewart Information Services rounds out the top five with a projected earnings growth of 94.6%.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of Stewart Information Services on March 31st, 2016 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $35.95. Since that recommendation, shares of Stewart Information Services have risen 24.4%. We continue to monitor Stewart Information Services for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

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Ticker(s): STFC NATL DGICA OB STC