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Top 5 Companies in the Life & Health Insurance Industry With the Highest Projected Earnings Growth (PRU, SFG, TMK, AEL, CNO)

By James Quinn

Below are the three companies in the Life & Health Insurance industry with the highest 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.

Prudential Financial ranks highest with a projected earnings growth of 12.9%. Following is StanCorp Financial Group with a projected earnings growth of 11.2%. Torchmark ranks third highest with a projected earnings growth of 4.9%.

American Equity Investment follows with a projected earnings growth of 3.3%, and CNO Financial rounds out the top five with a projected earnings growth of 2.5%.

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Ticker(s): PRU SFG TMK AEL CNO