Resurging Economy Bolster Sales, Demand - Research Report on Radian Group, PartnerRe, The Hanover Insurance Group, Alleghany and

  Resurging Economy Bolster Sales, Demand - Research Report on Radian Group,
 PartnerRe, The Hanover Insurance Group, Alleghany and Allied World Assurance

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NEW YORK, March 20, 2013

NEW YORK, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Wall Street Source announced new research reports highlighting Radian
Group Inc (NYSE:RDN), PartnerRe Ltd (NYSE:PRE), The Hanover Insurance Group,
Inc. (NYSE:THG), Alleghany Corporation (NYSE:Y) and Allied World Assurance Co
Holdings, AG. (NYSE:AWH). Today's readers may access these reports free of
charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings -
via the links below.

Radian Group Inc Research Report

Radian Group has announced that it has brought in Phillip Bracken as its Chief
Policy Officer for Government and Industry Relations, a newly created post
where Bracken will be representing the company in the US Congress in an effort
to create a more traditional balance between private and public capital in the
mortgage finance market. Earlier this month, Radian's shares shot up 11
percent after Barclays upgraded the company as "overweight" from
"underweight," citing more upside than downside existing in the sector and
anticipates earnings of Radian as well as other mortgage insurers will
normalize by 2015 as legacy losses are wiped off the books. The Barclays
analyst placed a price target of $14 on Radian, or 42 percent upside from its
share price that week. The Full Research Report on Radian Group Inc -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.wallstsource.com/r/full_research_report/e1e9_RDN]

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PartnerRe Ltd Research Report

Property-casualty and life reinsurer PartnerRe's board approved a new stock
repurchase program worth 6 million shares earlier this month, effective March
6. The authorization supersedes the company's previous authorization of August
2012, where company previously bought back about 2.7 million shares for $218
million. The company has repurchased 0.4 million shares so far this year,
leaving the aforementioned amount of available shares under the previous
authorization. Last year, PartnerRe repurchased 7.1 million shares for $532.9
million, higher than $396.2 million of stock bought back in 2011. In addition,
it also acquired Presidio Reinsurance Group for about $72 million plus
tangible book value to further elevate its capital position. The Full Research
Report on PartnerRe Ltd - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings
and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.wallstsource.com/r/full_research_report/de55_PRE]

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The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. Research Report

Hanover Insurance recently partnered with OMS National Insurance to create a
program of comprehensive property and casualty insurance products and service
solutions to the latter's insured oral and maxillofacial surgeons. The
benefits include a Worker's Compensation group dividend program, replacement
cost of +15% for defined dental equipment, increased electronic data, virus,
and hacking coverage, among others to OMS National's clientele. Meanwhile,
Hanover announced a quarterly dividend payout of 33 cents per share payable on
March 29 to shareholders of record on March 15, 2013. The Full Research Report
on The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge
at: [http://www.wallstsource.com/r/full_research_report/5acb_THG]

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Alleghany Corporation Research Report

Alleghany released its Q4 and full year 2012 results, posting a net loss of
$92.6 million or $5.47 per share compared to net earnings of $37.7 million or
$4.38 per share year over year, due to an after-tax underwriting loss of
$267.8 million and after-tax investment income of $8.6 million from Superstorm
Sandy. The results were also impacted by the company's merger with
Transatlantic Holdings, Inc. which closed on March 6 last year, wherein the
full year results included TransRe's operations subsequent to the closing
date. For the full year, net earnings came in at $702.2 million or $45.48 per
share, compared with $143.3 million or $16.26 per common share for 2011. The
Full Research Alleghany Corporation - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge
at: [http://www.wallstsource.com/r/full_research_report/31e7_Y]

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Allied World Assurance Co Holdings, AG. Research Report

Allied World Assurance's board proposed a 33% increase in its quarterly
dividend recently, from 37.5 cents to 50 cents per share, which is still
subject to approval by the company's shareholders at the Allied World 2013
Annual Shareholder Meeting to be held on May 2, 2013. The payments will be
made from general legal reserve from capital contributions. If approved, the
company's hike will translate into an annual dividend yield of 2.27 percent,
based on the closing share price of $88.12 as of Mar 8. The current dividend
yield is much lower at 1.70 percent. With that, Allied World will require
$69.6 million for dividend payment in 2013, based on the 34.8 million shares
outstanding as of Dec 31, 2012. The Full Research Report on Allied World
Assurance Co Holdings, AG. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.wallstsource.com/r/full_research_report/44cd_AWH]

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