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State Auto Financial has the Lowest Return on Equity in the Property & Casualty Insurance Industry (STFC, MBI, XL, MCY, GBLI)

By Amy Schwartz

Below are the three companies in the Property & Casualty Insurance industry with the lowest return on equity. The ROE is a general indication of the company's efficiency; investors usually look for companies with ROEs that are high and are growing.

State Auto Financial ranks lowest with a ROE of -94.2%. MBIA is next with a ROE of 21.7%. XL Capital ranks third lowest with a ROE of 390.0%.

Mercury General follows with a ROE of 408.8%, and Global Indemnity rounds out the bottom five with a ROE of 455.3%.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Mercury General on May 2nd, 2017 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $57.88. Since that call, shares of Mercury General have fallen 5.2%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

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