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February 08, 2011 08:45 ET

Equity Research on XL Capital Ltd. and The Travelers Companies Inc. - Turbulent Times Ahead for Property and Casualty Insurance

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - February 8, 2011) -  www.stockcall.com/ offers investors comprehensive research on the property & casualty insurance industry and has completed analytical research on XL Capital Ltd. (NYSE: XL) and The Travelers Companies Inc. (NYSE: TRV). Register with us today at www.stockcall.com/ to have free access to these researches. 

As a severe winter storm rolls through the United States, potentially costing the Property and Casualty Insurance Sector $1.4 billion due to roof-collapses, the sector is tucking in and preparing for volatile times ahead. The major cause of this increased volatility will stem from new global accounting standards that set to be finalized in June. 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.

www.stockcall.com/ is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the property & casualty insurance industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on XL Capital Ltd. and The Travelers Companies Inc.; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at https://stockcall.com/development/stockcall/page.php?name=register.html

The new requirements, aimed at creating consistency throughout the globe, will alter the way companies track and report their liability and ultimately the amount of necessary provisions they have to set aside. This could increase revenue volatility in an environment of changing interest rates. Insurers like The Travelers Companies and XL Capital Ltd. will most likely have to put capital back into their portfolios to comply with the new system requirements. XL Capital Ltd. and The Travelers Companies Inc. research reports are accessible for free by registering today at www.stockcall.com/XL080211.pdf or www.stockcall.com/TRV080211.pdf

The Property and Casualty Insurance Sector has been improving lately, however. Travelers Companies recently beat its Q4 expectations with $1.89 per share in earnings compared to the analyst forecast $1.67. The company does not believe its exposure to municipal bonds will prove to be overly detrimental. It has spent much of the past year buying back stock due to a lack of growth opportunities currently available. The sector has seen improved pricing amidst the economic recovery. 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.

On the earnings calendar for the industry, XL Capital Ltd. is set to announce its financial results today.

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