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Relatively High Forward Earnings Yield Detected in Shares of Amtrust Financial Services in the Property & Casualty Insurance Industry (AFSI, AGO, UVE, AHL, HALL)

By Shiri Gupta

Below are the three companies in the Property & Casualty Insurance industry with the highest forward earnings yields. Using projected earnings for the current fiscal year, the forward earnings yield is useful to compare a stock's return vs. owning a similar stock or other yield assets (e.g. bonds). Generally, the higher the earnings yield, the more undervalued the stock.

Amtrust Financial Services ranks highest with a forward earnings yield of 22.2%. Following is Assured Guaranty with a forward earnings yield of 14.6%. Universal Insurance Holdings ranks third highest with a forward earnings yield of 11.1%.

Aspen Insurance follows with a forward earnings yield of 9.5%, and Hallmark Financial Services rounds out the top five with a forward earnings yield of 9.4%.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of Universal Insurance Holdings on May 25th, 2016 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $19.33. Since that recommendation, shares of Universal Insurance Holdings have risen 28.0%. We continue to monitor Universal Insurance Holdings for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

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Ticker(s): AFSI AGO AHL HALL