Higher Sales and Solid Performance in Key Segments Improve Quarterly Results - Research Report on Prudential Financial, Lincoln,

Higher Sales and Solid Performance in Key Segments Improve Quarterly Results -
Research Report on Prudential Financial, Lincoln, Manulife, PLC, and Primerica

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  NEW YORK, June 3, 2013

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Today, Wall Street Reports announced new research reports highlighting
Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC),
Manulife Financial Corporation (NYSE: MFC), Protective Life Corporation (NYSE:
PL), and Primerica, Inc. (NYSE: PRI). Today's readers may access these reports
free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst
ratings - via the links below.

Prudential Financial, Inc. Research Report

On May 28, 2013, Prudential Mortgage Capital Company (Prudential Mortgage),
the commercial mortgage lending business of Prudential Financial, Inc.
(Prudential Financial), provided $160.4 million in acquisition financing for
two apartment towers in New York. "The multifamily sector in New York City,
which has one of the lowest vacancy rates in the country, has always been
highly desirable thanks to high demand and limited supply. Those factors,
combined with the high quality of these properties and the strength and
expertise of the borrower, made this an extremely attractive investment," said
Sarah Teunis, Director with Prudential Mortgage's New York office. The Company
provided financing in a single transaction for the two apartment towers, The
Aldyn and The Ashley, located in the Riverside South neighborhood of
Manhattan's Upper West Side. The borrower, an affiliate of Boston-based GID,
used the loan proceeds to purchase the buildings. The Full Research Report on
Prudential Financial, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [
http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/d287_PRU ]

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Lincoln Financial Group Research Report

On May 28, 2013, Lincoln Financial Group (Lincoln) announced its collaboration
with Tower Watson and Oliver Wyman to implement two advanced analytic modeling
techniques in its study of variable annuity policyholder behavior. These
techniques are intended to help guide and improve assumptions setting,
valuation, risk management, and new product development. "These techniques
will move our industry forward as they have done in other segments, such as
Property & Casualty, and we believe we are among the first in the Variable
Annuity space to utilize them," said Mark Konen, President of Insurance and
Retirement Solutions at Lincoln. Working with Towers Watson, Lincoln has
implemented Predictive Modeling in its analysis of linkage between laps
behavior and variables, such as age, gender and duration. Through its work
with Oliver Wyman, Lincoln combined predictive analytics with new
Attribution-Based Modeling techniques to refine its understanding of two key
aspects of policyholder income utilization - income start time and withdrawal
amounts. The Full Research Report on Lincoln Financial Group - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at: [
http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/9cc1_LNC ]

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Manulife Financial Corporation Research Report

On May 24, 2013, Manulife Life Insurance Company (Manulife Japan), a member of
the Manulife Financial Group, announced its financial results for FY 2012
(ended March 31, 2013). The Company reported basic earnings of ¥3.4 billion
for FY 2012, reflecting the changing economic environment, including an
upswing in stock markets. Capital earnings for FY 2012 reached ¥7.9 billion,
driven by gains from sales of securities including Japanese government bonds,
in the course of increasing the percentage of bonds in liability reserves as
part of steps to reduce the impact of interest volatility. Operating income
came in at ¥9.1 billion while net income came in at ¥5.2 billion. As of March
31, 2013, Manulife Japan's solvency margin ratio was at 1,229.1%, a continuing
high level indicating the Company's solid financial strength. Further, the
Company continued to focus on enhancing and diversifying its sales channels
and product lineup. Annualized in-force premium for individual insurance and
individual annuity insurance combined steadily increased to ¥353 billion,
representing an 8.2% YoY growth. The Full Research Report on Manulife
Financial Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and
price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [
http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/4527_MFC ]

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Protective Life Corporation Research Report

On May 6, 2013, Protective Life Corporation (PLC) announced financial results
for Q1 2013. Net income came in at $78.3 million, or $0.97 per average diluted
share, compared with $99 million, or $1.18 per average diluted share in Q1
2012. After-tax operating income was $71.4 million, or $0.89 per average
diluted share, compared with $99.1 million, or $1.18 per average diluted share
in Q1 2012. "We are off to a strong start in 2013. Operating earnings in the
quarter were right on our plan and exceeded plan, if adjusted for a few small,
unexpected items," said John D. Johns, Chairman, President, and CEO of PLC.
Johns added, "We are also pleased to see higher life sales, moderation in
variable annuity sales, solid performance on the investment portfolio and
continued robust spreads in the stable value segment. Our energies for the
rest of the year will be intensely focused on achieving our financial plan and
closing the recently-announced MONY Life Insurance Company acquisition
transaction." The Full Research Report on Protective Life Corporation -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at: [
http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/b3db_PL ]

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Primerica, Inc. Research Report

On May 7, 2013, Primerica, Inc. (Primerica) announced financial results for Q1
2013. The Company generated total revenues of $308.4 million, representing a
growth of 7.6% YoY. The Company's net income was $38.8 million, compared with
$41.8 million in Q1 2012. For Q1 2013, operating revenues were $306.2 million,
an increase of 7.6% YoY due to continued growth in the Term Life business as
well as strong Investment and Savings Products sales, and the favorable impact
of market performance on client asset values. "Our strong distribution in core
business drove the quarter's results," said Rick Williams, Chairman of the
Board and Co-CEO of Primerica. Williams added, "We continue to see steady
growth in our Term Life business which provides a stable, recurring future
earnings stream, coupled with strong performance in our high return ISP
business." The Full Research Report on Primerica, Inc. - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at: [
http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/792e_PRI ]

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