Insurance Companies Declare Financial Results, Share Repurchase Programs, and Dividends - Research Report on Cincinnati

Insurance Companies Declare Financial Results, Share Repurchase Programs, and
Dividends - Research Report on Cincinnati Financial, AmTrust Financial, Loews,
                    First American Financial, and Platinum

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NEW YORK, August 9, 2013

NEW YORK, August 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

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Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Cincinnati
Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: CINF), AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:
AFSI), Loews Corporation (NYSE: L), First American Financial Corporation
(NYSE: FAF), and Platinum Underwriters Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: PTP). Today's
readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price
targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Cincinnati Financial Corp. Research Report

On July 25, 2013, Cincinnati Financial Corp. (Cincinnati Financial) released
its Q2 2013 financial results with revenue up 8.2% YoY to $1.1 billion. The
Company's reported net income was $110 million or $0.66 per diluted share,
compared to $32 million or $0.20 per diluted share in Q2 2012. According to
Steven J. Johnston, President and CEO of Cincinnati Financial, "On both a net
and operating basis, our earnings rose to the best level for any second
quarter and any first half since 2007. Higher insurance underwriting profits
drove the improvement, with pretax income from our investment portfolio also
contributing at nearly the same satisfactory level reported for last year's
second quarter. Our $34 million underwriting profit was the first
second-quarter gain we've reported in six years, making this the sixth quarter
out of the past seven with underwriting profit. We continue to invest capital
and effort to improve our risk knowledge, our analytics and the technology we
need to further streamline pricing, policy processing and customer service."
The Full Research Report on Cincinnati Financial Corp. - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/9b40_CINF]

AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. Research Report

On August 6, 2013, AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (AmTrust Financial)
announced that its Board of Directors have declared a stock dividend of 10% or
0.10 shares for each common share, payable on September 4, 2013, to
shareholders of record as of August 20, 2013. Commenting on the announcement,
Barry Zyskind, CEO of AmTrust Financial, said, "We believe a stock dividend is
an excellent vehicle for rewarding our shareholders and building shareholder
value. We are confident in our ability to grow our business profitably to
offset the dilutive impact of a stock dividend to earnings per share." The
Full Research Report on AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/e570_AFSI]

Loews Corporation Research Report

On July 29, 2013, Loews Corporation (Loews) reported its Q2 2013 financial
results with total revenues up 10.6% YoY to $3.7 billion. The Company's net
income attributable to Loews was reported at $269 million or $0.69 per diluted
share in Q2 2013, compared to $56 million or $0.14 per diluted share in Q2
2012. The Company also informed that post Q2 2013 it has repurchased 0.8
million shares of its common stock at an aggregate cost of $37 million, from
July 1, 2013 to July 25, 2013. The Full Research Report on Loews Corporation -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/3dcb_L]

First American Financial Corporation Research Report

On July 25, 2013, First American Financial Corporation (First American
Financial) released its Q2 2013 financial results. The Company's reported
total revenues went up by 18.2% YoY to $1.3 billion and net income
attributable to the Company was $34.7 million or earnings of $0.31 per diluted
share, compared to $73 million or earnings of $0.68 per diluted share.
According to Dennis J. Gilmore, CEO for First American Financial, "Our
business gained momentum in the second quarter as the housing market continued
to improve. Strength in our title insurance segment drove revenue up 18
percent. Our commercial division's performance was particularly strong, with
revenues up 35 percent compared with last year." The Full Research Report on
First American Financial Corporation - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge
at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/7aa2_FAF]

Platinum Underwriters Holdings Ltd. Research Report

On July 24, 2013, Platinum Underwriters Holdings Ltd. (Platinum) announced
that it has increased the authorized amount under its current share repurchase
program to a total of up to $250 million of its common shares. The Company
stated that depending on market conditions, repurchases under the program can
be made in open market or privately negotiated transactions or otherwise,
every now and then, depending on market conditions. Platinum also announced
that the Company's Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of
$0.08 per common share which is payable on September 30, 2013, to shareholders
of record as of September 3, 2013. The Full Research Report on Platinum
Underwriters Holdings Ltd. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/d342_PTP]

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