Stocks ticked slightly higher this morning as market watchers prepare for the second day of Congressional testimony from Fed Chair Jerome Powell. On Wednesday, Powell commented that a recession is a “possibility,” adding to concerns on Wall Street.
One of the best ways to hedge against recession is through insurance companies. The reason being that insurance companies invest heavily in fixed-income assets like corporate and government bonds. As interest rates rise, insurers earn a higher yield, and profits rise. Today we’re shining the spotlight on one of the most attractive names in insurance right now.
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After more than a decade of a zero-interest-rate environment, things are finally set to improve for the insurance industry, and American International Group (AIG) is one of the well-positioned companies in the group.
Making the stock even more attractive – it seems like a bargain at current levels when compared to peers. AIG is currently trading at less than 4.5 times forward earnings, cheap compared to top competitor Cigna Corp. (CI), which trades at more than 11 times forward earnings. Further, the company’s price-to-book ratio of 0.71 is attractive compared to the insurance industry, where the average price-to-book ratio is nearly twice that at 1.37.
The 13 analysts offering a 12-month price forecast for AIG have a median target of $70, representing a 36.5% increase from Wednesday’s closing price. The stock comes along with a 2% dividend backed by a sustainable 12% payout ratio.
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Before you consider buying AIG, you'll want to see this.
Investing legend, Keith Kohl just revealed his #1 stock for 2022...
And it's not AIG.
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