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Relatively Low Projected Earnings Growth Detected in Shares of Amer Finl Group in the Multi-line Insurance Industry (AFG, HMN, L, HIG, AIZ)

By David Diaz

Below are the three companies in the Multi-line Insurance industry with the lowest 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.

Amer Finl Group ranks lowest with a projected earnings growth of 22.0%. Following is Horace Mann Educ with a projected earnings growth of 35.1%. Loews Corp ranks third lowest with a projected earnings growth of 53.4%.

Hartford Finl Sv follows with a projected earnings growth of 59.9%, and Assurant Inc rounds out the bottom five with a projected earnings growth of 102.5%.

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Ticker(s): AFG HMN L HIG AIZ