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Lowest EPS Growth in the Life & Health Insurance Industry Detected in Shares of Torchmark (TMK, PFG, UNM, AEL, PRU)

By David Diaz

Below are the three companies in the Life & Health Insurance industry with the lowest year-over-year expected earnings per share (EPS) growth rates. The long-term growth rate is the expected annual increase in operating EPS over the next three to five years.

Torchmark ranks lowest with a EPS growth of 104.8%. Principal Financial Group is next with a EPS growth of 108.3%. Unum Group ranks third lowest with a EPS growth of 241.4%.

American Equity Investment follows with a EPS growth of 261.2%, and Prudential Financial rounds out the bottom five with a EPS growth of 1,345.3%.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Unum Group on March 21st, 2017 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $47.00. Since that call, shares of Unum Group have fallen 4.5%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

Keywords: lowest eps growth torchmark Principal Financial Group unum group american equity investment Prudential Financial

Ticker(s): TMK PFG UNM AEL PRU