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September 23, 2011 08:00 ET

Equity Research on Loews Corporation and Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. - Property and Casualty Insurance Face Large Disaster Losses

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - Sep 23, 2011) - www.stockcall.com/ offers investors comprehensive research on the Property & Casualty Insurance industry and has completed analytical research on Loews Corporation (NYSE: L) and Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE: HIG). Register with us today at www.stockcall.com/ to have free access to these researches.

Some companies in the Property and Casualty Insurance sector are facing large amounts of catastrophic losses lately. Comparisons with the previous year are generally up across the sector. A devastating bout of tornados in April and May, a brutal winter, flooding, springtime storms and hurricanes have all conspired to make catastrophic losses in 2011 much higher than 2010. Register now at https://stockcall.com/development/stockcall/page.php?name=register.html to have free access to our reports on the Property & Casualty Insurance industry.

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Companies like Loews Corporation have also been hit by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. is anticipating pretax catastrophe losses of $75 to $175 million from hurricane Irene alone. This compares to 2010, when the entire third quarter had losses of merely $13 million because no hurricanes ever made landfall. Loews Corporation and Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. research reports are accessible for free by registering today at www.stockcall.com/L230911.pdf or www.stockcall.com/HIG230911.pdf.

If there is any good news to take away from this, it is that these losses may be helping to harden what has been a stubbornly soft market. Companies are having success raising rates which could ultimately help them turn in some strong earnings, provided an excessive amount of natural disasters do not make them actually pay out for the services they provide. Visit www.stockcall.com/ 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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