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Financial Companies Report Financial Results, Appointments, and Coverage Upgrades - Research Report on Prudential Financial,

   Financial Companies Report Financial Results, Appointments, and Coverage
  Upgrades - Research Report on Prudential Financial, ACE, Marsh & McLennan
                 Companies, XL Group, and Manulife Financial

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PR Newswire

NEW YORK, November 13, 2013

NEW YORK, November 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Prudential
Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), ACE Limited (NYSE: ACE), Marsh & McLennan
Companies, Inc. (NYSE: MMC), XL Group plc (NYSE: XL), and Manulife Financial
Corporation (NYSE: MFC). 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 November 6, 2013, Prudential Financial, Inc. (Prudential Financial)
released its Q3 2013 financial results. Total revenues were down by 18.3% YoY
to $10.8 billion during the quarter. Net income of Financial Services
Businesses attributable to Prudential Financial was $981 million or $2.07 per
diluted share, compared to net loss of Financial Services Businesses
attributable to Prudential Financial of $627 million or $1.34 per diluted
share in Q3 2012. Commenting on the results, John Strangfeld, Chairman and
CEO, stated, "Our strong results for the third quarter and first nine months
reflect solid underlying performance across our businesses. In the U.S., our
retirement solutions and investment management businesses are continuing to
benefit from growth of our base of quality business, with the landmark pension
risk transfer transactions we completed late last year contributing to our
results. Individual Life results are benefiting from the contribution of the
business we acquired from The Hartford in January, with the integration well
on track and expense synergies emerging consistently with our expectations."
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.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/de80_PRU]

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ACE Limited Research Report

On November 4, 2013, ACE Limited (ACE) announced that as part of the Company's
ongoing investment in the development of its Accident and Health (A&H)
business, it has appointed Robin Hyndley as Head of A&H, UK & Ireland, with
Colin Wallace rejoining in the newly-created role of Head of Partnerships
Management A&H, UK & Ireland. Commenting on the new appointment, Pat Drinan,
Regional Senior Vice President, A&H for EMEA at ACE, stated, "We have seen
good opportunities for growth in our UK & Ireland A&H business recently and
these appointments underline our commitment to further enhancing the strength
and depth of our capabilities, not least in the affinity sector. Both Robin
and Colin have excellent track records in delivering compelling consumer
propositions and working with partners to create innovative products and
services through variety of distribution channels." 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]

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Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. Research Report

On November 6, 2013, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (Marsh & McLennan
Companies) released its Q3 2013 financial results. Revenues were up by 3.1%
YoY to $2.9 billion during the quarter. Net income attributable to the Company
was $253 million or $0.45 per diluted share in Q3 2013, compared to $241
million or $0.44 per diluted share in Q3 2012. Dan Glaser, President and CEO
stated, "Marsh & McLennan Companies delivered another excellent quarter,
continuing the strong earnings momentum that the Company has achieved over the
past several years. Adjusted operating income increased 15%, reflecting
excellent margin expansion in both of our operating segments. In Risk and
Insurance Services, Marsh produced underlying revenue growth across all major
geographies, and Guy Carpenter continued its long-term trend of underlying
revenue growth. In Consulting, both operating companies contributed to
underlying revenue growth, as Mercer increased revenue across all lines of
business, and Oliver Wyman returned to growth." The Full Research Report on
Marsh & McLennan Companies, 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/b68a_MMC]

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XL Group plc Research Report

On November 5, 2013, XL Group plc (XL Group) announced that its North America
Property team has extended its Up+Running equipment breakdown coverage with
new enhancements to boost protection against food processing and cold storage
risks. According to XL Group, the enhanced Equipment Breakdown cover is
specifically designed for industries that work or handle perishable goods on a
day-to-day basis including cold storage facilities, dairy product
manufacturers, fish, seafood, meat, and poultry processors, as well as fresh
fruit and vegetable processors. The Full Research Report on XL Group plc -
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/5a4e_XL]

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Manulife Financial Corporation Research Report

On November 7, 2013, Manulife Financial Corporation (Manulife Financial)
reported its Q3 2013 financial results. Total revenues were down by 17.3% YoY
to CDN$6.3 billion during the quarter. Net income was CDN$946 million or
CDN$0.54 per diluted share during the quarter, compared to net loss of CDN$319
million or CDN$0.13 per diluted share in Q3 2012. Donald Guloien, President
and CEO stated, "We are very pleased to see our strategy unfolding into strong
operating results, and are making real tangible progress against our
longer-term objectives. As we predicted last quarter, a number of items with
unusual timing reversed themselves this quarter, contributing to the increase
in net income. Investment performance also made a very significant
contribution. Our core earnings give an indication of the underlying earnings
capacity of the business going forward." 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.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/4d24_MFC]

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