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Last $477.00 USD
Change Today +1.73 / 0.36%
Volume 30.8K
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alleghany corp (Y) Snapshot

Open
$477.41
Previous Close
$475.27
Day High
$478.59
Day Low
$475.00
52 Week High
03/23/15 - $497.96
52 Week Low
04/30/14 - $403.05
Market Cap
7.6B
Average Volume 10 Days
54.0K
EPS TTM
$33.04
Shares Outstanding
16.0M
EX-Date
12/19/86
P/E TM
14.4x
Dividend
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Dividend Yield
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Current Stock Chart for ALLEGHANY CORP (Y)

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alleghany corp (Y) Details

Alleghany Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides various insurance services in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Reinsurance and Insurance. The Reinsurance segment provides property insurance comprising fire, allied lines, auto physical damage, and homeowners’ insurance services. This segment also offers casualty and other insurance that include liability, medical malpractice, ocean marine and aviation, auto liability, accident and health, surety, and credit insurance services. It distributes its products through brokers and directly to insurance and reinsurance companies. The Insurance segment underwrites specialty insurance coverages in the property, umbrella/excess liability, general liability, directors’ and officer’s liability, and professional liability lines. It also writes surety products, such as commercial surety bonds, as well as contract surety bonds in the non-construction segment; and workers’ compensation insurance. The company also manufactures and remanufactures/retrofits precision machine tools and supplies replacement parts; explores and produces oil deposits; and manufactures custom trailers and truck bodies for moving and storage industry, and other markets. In addition, it owns and manages various properties comprising improved and unimproved commercial land, and residential lots that comprise approximately 320 acres located in California. Alleghany Corporation was founded in 1929 and is based in New York, New York.

2,067 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/24/15
Founded in 1929

alleghany corp (Y) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Direct...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.0M
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $600.0K
Executive Vice President
Total Annual Compensation: $800.0K
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Se...
Total Annual Compensation: $600.0K
Head of Fixed Income, Senior Vice President a...
Total Annual Compensation: $600.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

alleghany corp (Y) Key Developments

Alleghany Corporation, Annual General Meeting, Apr 24, 2015

Alleghany Corporation, Annual General Meeting, Apr 24, 2015. Location: Transatlantic Reinsurance Holdings, Inc., One Liberty Plaza, 17 th Floor. Agenda: To elect four directors for terms expiring in 2018; to consider and take action upon a proposal to approve Alleghany’s 2015 Directors’ Stock Plan; to consider and take action upon a proposal to approve Alleghany’s 2015 Management Incentive Plan; to ratify the selection of Ernst & Young LLP as Alleghany's independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal 2015; to hold an advisory, non-binding vote on executive compensation; and to transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting, or any adjournment or postponement thereof.

Alleghany Corporation Reports Consolidated Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2014

Alleghany Corporation reported consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2014. For the year, the company reported total revenues of $5,231,809,000 against $4,971,654,000 a year ago. Earnings before income taxes were $931,909,000 against $855,236,000 a year ago. Net earnings attributable to the company’s stockholders were $679,239,000 against $628,421,000 a year ago. Basic and diluted earnings per share attributable to the company’s stockholders were $41.40 against $37.44 a year ago. Book value per common share grew to $465.51 as of December 31, 2014, an increase of 12.7% from book value per common share of $412.96 at 2013 year-end and up 2.1% from book value per common share of $456.10 at September 30, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported net earnings of $139.1 million, or $8.61 per diluted share, compared with $205.3 million, or $12.24 per diluted share for the 2013 fourth quarter. Underwriting profit was $125.2 million, compared with $98.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2013, reflecting higher profits for the insurance segment, partially offset by slightly lower profits for TransRe. Total net premiums written for the fourth quarter of 2014 were $1,026.5 million, compared with $1,001.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2013, an increase of 2.5%.

Alleghany Seeks Acquisitions

Alleghany Corporation (NYSE:Y) is seeking acquisitions. Westin Hicks, Alleghany's President and Chief Executive Officer, said "We firmly believe in opportunistic acquisitions."

 

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