SOURCE: StockCall


May 21, 2012 08:25 ET

Analyst Research on ING Groep N.V. and MetLife Inc. - Mixed Results for Life Insurers

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - May 21, 2012) - offers investors comprehensive research on the Life Insurance industry and has completed analytical research on ING Groep N.V. (NYSE: ING) and MetLife Inc. (NYSE: MET). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches.

Life insurers are moving in different directions these days as a litany of macroeconomic factors are having varying effects on the industry. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the Life Insurance industry. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the Life Insurance industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on ING Groep N.V. and MetLife Inc.; all investors need to do is register for a complimentary membership at

MetLife Inc. has seemingly been immune to many of the headwinds affecting its competitors. The company has been successful in 2012 and appears to be in an excellent position with regards to a number of financial indicators. Investors looking for complimentary research on MetLife Inc. are welcome to sign up at for our new report.

ING Groep N.V., on the other hand, has not fared as well. The company is far more susceptible to European sovereign debt complications and regional volatility. A combination of provisions and charges also led to the company's earnings being halved in the first quarter. Assuming charges and provisions will be less of an issue moving forward, the company's underlying fundamentals suggest that much better results are on the way in the second half. Investors looking for free research on ING Groep N.V. are welcome to sign up at for our new report.

Overall, investors may want to exercise caution when looking at life insurers. Some definitely appear capable of stability and marginal gains but as a whole the industry appears far too susceptible to the undulating macroeconomic environment. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

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