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Relatively Low Projected Earnings Growth Detected in Shares of Horace Mann Educ in the Multi-line Insurance Industry (HMN, AFG, 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.

Horace Mann Educ ranks lowest with a projected earnings growth of 24.9%. Following is Amer Finl Group with a projected earnings growth of 27.6%. Loews Corp ranks third lowest with a projected earnings growth of 53.2%.

Hartford Finl Sv follows with a projected earnings growth of 67.4%, and Assurant Inc rounds out the bottom five with a projected earnings growth of 94.1%.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of Hartford Finl Sv on December 28th, 2018 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $43.97. Since that recommendation, shares of Hartford Finl Sv have risen 16.1%. We continue to monitor Hartford Finl Sv for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

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Ticker(s): HMN AFG L HIG AIZ