SOURCE: World Street Fundamentals

October 03, 2011 09:00 ET

Factors Moving Markets, Worldwide View - Equity Research on Harleysville Group Inc. and Mercury General Corporation

HONG KONG--(Marketwire - Oct 3, 2011) - Today, released its industry report highlighting Harleysville Group Inc. (NASDAQ: HGIC) and Mercury General Corporation (NYSE: MCY). Full fundamental and technical analysis is available at

Continued confidence in long-term U.S. debt is defying S&P's recent downgrade. Treasury yields continue at their lowest levels since January 1, 2011 as the market moved to "safe investments" weary of the storm clouds ahead. Winds can change however, as a last-minute move to save the U.S. from a historic default on its debt obligations. Attentions are now turned to the situation in Europe, with the health of the Euro in the balance; bankers are looking to prevent defaults on Italian and Spanish debt.

As a result of recent credit adjustments, opportunity is being marked for investors to take advantage of equities with high-margin and specialty products. Market-wise investors are carefully watching for value within equities boasting established pipelines and excellent growth prospects. As part of this process, the following companies have been introduced with initial research reports available online.

World Street Fundamentals has highlighted Harleysville Group Inc. for its current position within the financial industry. Harleysville Group Inc. (Harleysville Group) is an insurance holding company that, through its subsidiaries, engages in the property and casualty insurance business on a regional basis. As of December 31, 2009, Harleysville Mutual Insurance Company (the Mutual Company) owned approximately 53% of the Company's outstanding shares. The entire report on Harleysville Group Inc. (NASDAQ: HGIC) is available here:

World Street has featured Mercury General Corporation for its development within the financial industry. Mercury General Corporation (Mercury General), through its subsidiaries, is primarily engaged in writing automobile insurance in a number of states, principally California. Mercury General also writes homeowners, mechanical breakdown, fire, umbrella, and commercial automobile and property insurance. The entire report on Mercury General Corporation (NYSE: MCY) is available here:

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