Risk Management, Financial Results, and Community Bank Councils - Research Report on ACE, The Hartford, Radian, Loews, and American Financial Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom PR Newswire NEW YORK, November 6, 2013 NEW YORK, November 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting ACE Limited (NYSE: ACE), Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE: HIG), Radian Group Inc. (NYSE: RDN), Loews Corporation (NYSE: L), and American Financial Group Inc (NYSE: AFG). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below. ACE Limited Research Report On October 31, 2013, ACE Limited (ACE) reported that the ACE Group announced the launch of a video series on several current risks associated with the construction industry. The Company stated that the new series has three videos providing important information to consider while preparing for risks related to primary casualty, inland marine, safety hazards and overall general construction industry exposures. William P. Hazelton, Executive Vice President, ACE Construction Industry Practice Leader, commented, "Increased contractual obligations, the growing trend toward integrated project delivery, added development in catastrophe-exposed parts of the U.S. and on-site safety hazards are just a few of the current risk management challenges this industry is facing. The ACE Construction Industry Practice understands these challenges and we have developed this video series to provide targeted information and useful risk management strategies to help contractors better manage potential future risks." The Full Research Report on ACE Limited - 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/97fa_ACE] -- Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. Research Report On October 28, 2013, Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (The Hartford) reported its Q3 2013 financial results with core earnings of $505 million, a 16.6% YoY increase. The Company reported net income of $293 million, or $0.60 per diluted share, compared to $13 million, or $0.01 per diluted share for Q3 2012. The Hartford's Chairman, President and CEO Liam E. McGee, commented, "The Hartford's third quarter and year-to-date results demonstrate our significant progress transforming the company. We are ahead of plan in executing the strategy we outlined in March 2012 and, with continued strong surrenders in Talcott, the variable annuity block is running off faster than anticipated." The Full Research Report on Hartford Financial Services Group 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/ef1f_HIG] -- Radian Group Inc. Research Report On October 29, 2013, Radian Group Inc. (Radian) reported that Radian Guaranty Inc., its mortgage insurance subsidiary, hosted its first annual Community Bank Advisory Council to gain insight into the key issues encountered by the community bank industry. Radian's President Teresa Bryce Bazemore commented, "Radian recognizes the high quality business that community banks ensure, and we appreciate their focus on giving back to the communities they serve. We truly value all of our community bank partners, and want to make sure we are meeting their unique needs." Pete Mills, Senior Vice President, Residential Policy and Member Services of the Mortgage Bankers Association, added, "The industry is changing as the housing market recovers, and collaboration is an important step to successfully navigate challenges that affect community banks specifically." 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.AnalystsCorner.com/r/full_research_report/e0e2_RDN] -- Loews Corporation Research Report On October 28, 2013, Loews Corporation (Loews) reported its Q3 2013 and 9M 2013 financial results. Net income for the quarter came in at $282 million, or $0.73 per share, versus $177 million, or $0.45 per share in Q3 2012. The Company informed that excluding after tax non-cash ceiling test impairment charges of $42 million in Q3 2013 and $166 million in Q3 2012, adjusted net income for Q3 2013 and Q3 2012 was $324 million and $343 million respectively. Book value per share (excluding accumulated other comprehensive income) went up 4.1% YoY to $49.94 for the quarter. The Company's net income for the 9M 2013 was $793 million, or $2.03 per share, versus $600 million or $1.51 per share for 9M 2012. 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] -- American Financial Group Inc Research Report On October 29, 2013, American Financial Group Inc (American Financial) announced financial results for Q3 2013. The Company reported revenues of $1.4 billion, up 11.9% YoY. Net earnings attributable to shareholders stood at $83 million or $0.92 per diluted share as compared to $226 million or $2.39 per diluted share in Q3 2012. Core net operating earnings stood at $1.06 per diluted share compared with $0.82 per diluted share in Q3 2012. The Company's book value per share (excluding appropriated retained earnings and unrealized gains on fixed maturities) increased 6.7% YoY, to $45.36. S. Craig Lindner and Carl H. Lindner III, American Financial's Co-CEOs, commented, "Our specialty P&C and annuity operations performed well during the third quarter, producing strong core operating earnings as we continued to grow businesses where we are achieving targeted returns." They continued, "Our strong financial position provides the flexibility to act on strategic business opportunities with the potential to produce desired long-term returns. We will continue to evaluate opportunities to grow our business and will return value to our shareholders through opportunistic share repurchases and dividends." For full-year 2013, the Company anticipates core operating EPS to be within $4.00 and $4.20. The Full Research Report on American Financial Group 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/ac2c_AFG] ---- EDITOR NOTES: 1.This is not company news. We are an independent source and our views do not reflect the companies mentioned. 2.Information in this release is fact checked and produced on a best efforts basis and reviewed by Namrata Maheshwari, a CFA charterholder. However, we are only human and are prone to make mistakes. 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