Intact Financial

IFC-T

TSE:IFC

148.49
1.59 (1.08%)
Intact Insurance is the largest provider of property and casualty insurance in Canada with close to $8.0 billion in annual premiums.
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BUY
BUY
December 2, 2020
A sensational performer since its IPO. Operates efficiently, smart acquisitions. Likes the RSA deal, as it adds diversity and bolsters market share. Exposure to commercial real estate, but it's a manageable risk.
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Intact Financial (IFC-T)
December 2, 2020
A sensational performer since its IPO. Operates efficiently, smart acquisitions. Likes the RSA deal, as it adds diversity and bolsters market share. Exposure to commercial real estate, but it's a manageable risk.
WATCH
WATCH
November 12, 2020
Looks more interesting with the potential acquisition of RSA, as it expands their growth potential. Excellent operators. P&C insurance gets repriced annually, a plus. She's planning to research it more closely.
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Intact Financial (IFC-T)
November 12, 2020
Looks more interesting with the potential acquisition of RSA, as it expands their growth potential. Excellent operators. P&C insurance gets repriced annually, a plus. She's planning to research it more closely.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
November 5, 2020
Last quarter earnings were excellent. Good acquirer. Efficient, with consistent underwriting profitability. ROE is 5 points above industry average. 17% market share in Canada. Great operator. Yield is 2.25%. (Analysts’ price target is $162.83)
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November 5, 2020
Last quarter earnings were excellent. Good acquirer. Efficient, with consistent underwriting profitability. ROE is 5 points above industry average. 17% market share in Canada. Great operator. Yield is 2.25%. (Analysts’ price target is $162.83)
BUY
BUY
August 4, 2020
A major insurer. Their biggest expense is going down hard--auto claims. With people under lockdown, people aren't driving much, so the quantity of auto claims is lower than ever based on Q2 results. This boasts their underwriting profit and will be a tailwind for a long while. They're also generating investing income, which may be pressured with interest rates low. IFC is a great company and marketer. A fine consolidator in a fragmented industry. A solid, long-term hold and a buy.
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A major insurer. Their biggest expense is going down hard--auto claims. With people under lockdown, people aren't driving much, so the quantity of auto claims is lower than ever based on Q2 results. This boasts their underwriting profit and will be a tailwind for a long while. They're also generating investing income, which may be pressured with interest rates low. IFC is a great company and marketer. A fine consolidator in a fragmented industry. A solid, long-term hold and a buy.
BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
June 22, 2020
An outstandingly well managed company. It has run up and the valuation is on the premium side. The insurance they are in is doing well so you might want to wait for softening on the market or a one time event like forest fires. Long term you will do okay.
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An outstandingly well managed company. It has run up and the valuation is on the premium side. The insurance they are in is doing well so you might want to wait for softening on the market or a one time event like forest fires. Long term you will do okay.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
June 12, 2020
(A Top Pick Jun 18/19, Up 9%) Very resilient and he is still modelling 20% earnings growth. It trades at 19 times PE -- a good ratio to growth. He thinks there is still $60 per share of M&A activity that has not been factored into the stock price. You want to buy it around $130.
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(A Top Pick Jun 18/19, Up 9%) Very resilient and he is still modelling 20% earnings growth. It trades at 19 times PE -- a good ratio to growth. He thinks there is still $60 per share of M&A activity that has not been factored into the stock price. You want to buy it around $130.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
June 12, 2020
Q1 earnings were beat and they maintained full year guidance. He feels this reflects on the quality of the company and its resilience. He is modelling 20% earnings growth against a 19 times PE ratio -- excellent value. Yield 2.53% (Analysts’ price target is $154.50)
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Q1 earnings were beat and they maintained full year guidance. He feels this reflects on the quality of the company and its resilience. He is modelling 20% earnings growth against a 19 times PE ratio -- excellent value. Yield 2.53% (Analysts’ price target is $154.50)
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
June 11, 2020
They have strong businesses in each insurance line. Insurance is a necessity. They have a 17% market share. They have consistent underwriting profitability. There are more consolidation opportunities in front of them. (Analysts’ price target is $154.50)
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They have strong businesses in each insurance line. Insurance is a necessity. They have a 17% market share. They have consistent underwriting profitability. There are more consolidation opportunities in front of them. (Analysts’ price target is $154.50)
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
May 1, 2020
(A Top Pick May 08/19, Up 20%) He continues to own it. It is Canada's largest property and casualty insurer. They saw a hardening of the insurance market last summer, which was leading to a stronger position to charge higher premiums. This was a reversal from trends over the past several years. Regulators were more willing to allow the increases or face a loss in capacity. They will have some headwinds as premiums they will invest into bonds and other fixed income will be lower. Also, they will benefit in their auto policies not having as many claims. They have reached out to offer 15% discounts to customers as accidents are down 75% in the GTA area. Excellent business for now and the long term.
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(A Top Pick May 08/19, Up 20%) He continues to own it. It is Canada's largest property and casualty insurer. They saw a hardening of the insurance market last summer, which was leading to a stronger position to charge higher premiums. This was a reversal from trends over the past several years. Regulators were more willing to allow the increases or face a loss in capacity. They will have some headwinds as premiums they will invest into bonds and other fixed income will be lower. Also, they will benefit in their auto policies not having as many claims. They have reached out to offer 15% discounts to customers as accidents are down 75% in the GTA area. Excellent business for now and the long term.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
March 11, 2020
Looking out one year, what's an ironclad business that's going to be growth but defensive. Still modeling about 25% EPS growth. Makes sense on a price to growth. Recession resilient. Yield is 2.52%. (Analysts’ price target is $159.38)
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Looking out one year, what's an ironclad business that's going to be growth but defensive. Still modeling about 25% EPS growth. Makes sense on a price to growth. Recession resilient. Yield is 2.52%. (Analysts’ price target is $159.38)
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
March 4, 2020
(A Top Pick Sep 27/19, Up 18%) Canada's biggest P&C insurer, IFC continues to snap up busineses. Most insurers lose money on underwriting, but the CEO has done a great job in making money underwriting as well as acquiring other companies.
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(A Top Pick Sep 27/19, Up 18%) Canada's biggest P&C insurer, IFC continues to snap up busineses. Most insurers lose money on underwriting, but the CEO has done a great job in making money underwriting as well as acquiring other companies.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
February 28, 2020
He does not own this one. It has been on a great run. The outlook for long term interest rates makes the life insurance business more challenging. He sees better opportunities out there.
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Intact Financial (IFC-T)
February 28, 2020
He does not own this one. It has been on a great run. The outlook for long term interest rates makes the life insurance business more challenging. He sees better opportunities out there.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
November 1, 2019
(A Top Pick Oct 26/18, Up 37%) It was defensive at the time. Markets were falling. Even at these levels, it's trading at 15x and growing at 15%. On a price to growth basis, still a good opportunity in a fragmented market.
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November 1, 2019
(A Top Pick Oct 26/18, Up 37%) It was defensive at the time. Markets were falling. Even at these levels, it's trading at 15x and growing at 15%. On a price to growth basis, still a good opportunity in a fragmented market.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
September 27, 2019
It's more than doubled over the last five years. They consistently make money underwriting insurance, which is very rare. They've outperformed the industry by 6%. They bought a guarantee that will lead to appreciation. Has a 2.5% yield.
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September 27, 2019
It's more than doubled over the last five years. They consistently make money underwriting insurance, which is very rare. They've outperformed the industry by 6%. They bought a guarantee that will lead to appreciation. Has a 2.5% yield.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
July 18, 2019
Not economically sensitive. Trading at the top of the range, but growth is the same, so the PEG ratio is 1. Good product, and they can grow via acquisitions. Yield is 2.42%. (Analysts’ price target is $123.92)
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Not economically sensitive. Trading at the top of the range, but growth is the same, so the PEG ratio is 1. Good product, and they can grow via acquisitions. Yield is 2.42%. (Analysts’ price target is $123.92)
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Intact Financial(IFC-T) Rating

Ranking : 4 out of 5

Bullish - Buy Signals / Votes : 6

Neutral - Hold Signals / Votes : 0

Bearish - Sell Signals / Votes : 1

Total Signals / Votes : 7

Stockchase rating for Intact Financial is calculated according to the stock experts' signals. A high score means experts mostly recommend to buy the stock while a low score means experts mostly recommend to sell the stock.

Intact Financial(IFC-T) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Intact Financial stock symbol?

Intact Financial is a Canadian stock, trading under the symbol IFC-T on the Toronto Stock Exchange (IFC-CT). It is usually referred to as TSX:IFC or IFC-T

Is Intact Financial a buy or a sell?

In the last year, 7 stock analysts published opinions about IFC-T. 6 analysts recommended to BUY the stock. 1 analyst recommended to SELL the stock. The latest stock analyst recommendation is BUY. Read the latest stock experts' ratings for Intact Financial.

Is Intact Financial a good investment or a top pick?

Intact Financial was recommended as a Top Pick by Brian Madden on 2020-12-02. Read the latest stock experts ratings for Intact Financial.

Why is Intact Financial stock dropping?

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Is Intact Financial worth watching?

7 stock analysts on Stockchase covered Intact Financial In the last year. It is a trending stock that is worth watching.

What is Intact Financial stock price?

On 2020-12-02, Intact Financial (IFC-T) stock closed at a price of $148.49.