Industrial-Alliance Life Ins

IAG-T

TSE:IAG

59.10
0.85 (1.42%)
Industrial Alliance is a Canadian insurance company with a diversified business ranging from wealth management to group pensions.
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TOP PICK
TOP PICK
November 28, 2012

5.714% bonds maturing Dec 31/53 with the Call at 2013. There are a lot of bells and whistles to this issue, so you definitely want to talk to your advisor to understand it before you make a play. Because of those features at the back end, the company will call it so it basically gives a 3% yield for a little over a year. This is for tax exempt accounts.

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5.714% bonds maturing Dec 31/53 with the Call at 2013. There are a lot of bells and whistles to this issue, so you definitely want to talk to your advisor to understand it before you make a play. Because of those features at the back end, the company will call it so it basically gives a 3% yield for a little over a year. This is for tax exempt accounts.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
June 22, 2012
Has similar seasonality to most of the other financial stocks. Typically one of the better times is from September right through until December/January. Stock is in a downward trend. Technicals and seasonality do not support it.
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Has similar seasonality to most of the other financial stocks. Typically one of the better times is from September right through until December/January. Stock is in a downward trend. Technicals and seasonality do not support it.
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PAST TOP PICK
November 25, 2011
(A Top Pick Dec 1/10. Down 21.98%.) All of the insurance companies have been hurt by the environment with falling interest rates and declining equity markets. Add a big miss in their last quarter. Feels the dividend is safe.
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(A Top Pick Dec 1/10. Down 21.98%.) All of the insurance companies have been hurt by the environment with falling interest rates and declining equity markets. Add a big miss in their last quarter. Feels the dividend is safe.
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TOP PICK
December 1, 2010
Very conservatively managed insurance company. Less exposure to equity volatility. Current low interest rate environment is not that favourable to insurance companies. Could be a charge in the 4th quarter that they could take producing a compelling reason to Buy. Dividend is almost 3%.
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Very conservatively managed insurance company. Less exposure to equity volatility. Current low interest rate environment is not that favourable to insurance companies. Could be a charge in the 4th quarter that they could take producing a compelling reason to Buy. Dividend is almost 3%.
BUY
BUY
September 2, 2010
Seems to have done much better than a lot of the other big insurance names and their stock prices held up nicely. Interest rates and bond yields keep going lower, which is hurting insurance companies mark to market earnings. He believes interest rates will be going higher.
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Seems to have done much better than a lot of the other big insurance names and their stock prices held up nicely. Interest rates and bond yields keep going lower, which is hurting insurance companies mark to market earnings. He believes interest rates will be going higher.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
March 11, 2010
(A Top Pick Apr 1/09. Up 22.46%.) 8.25% 2014 bonds. Still likes.
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(A Top Pick Apr 1/09. Up 22.46%.) 8.25% 2014 bonds. Still likes.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
April 1, 2009
8.25% 2014 bonds. This company doesn’t issue a lot of bonds and this one is only $100 million. Good diversification. Good franchise values. Well managed.
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8.25% 2014 bonds. This company doesn’t issue a lot of bonds and this one is only $100 million. Good diversification. Good franchise values. Well managed.
WEAK BUY
WEAK BUY
May 24, 2005
One thing that always happened with the Quebec based institutions was what was referred to as the Quebec discount because of fear of limited market and seperation. The last couple of years people got over that. Nothing wrong with the company. Prefers Manulife (MFC-T) or Sun Life (SLF-T) simply because they have scope.
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One thing that always happened with the Quebec based institutions was what was referred to as the Quebec discount because of fear of limited market and seperation. The last couple of years people got over that. Nothing wrong with the company. Prefers Manulife (MFC-T) or Sun Life (SLF-T) simply because they have scope.
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TOP PICK
March 21, 2005
Flies under a lot of radar screens. Canada only. Great management. Over capitalized right now.
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Flies under a lot of radar screens. Canada only. Great management. Over capitalized right now.
BUY
BUY
July 9, 2003
A steady performer. Take out rumours. Good management.
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A steady performer. Take out rumours. Good management.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
May 7, 2003
Insurance industry has been under pressure from credit and credit exposure, but IAG has avoided it. Prefers banks.
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Insurance industry has been under pressure from credit and credit exposure, but IAG has avoided it. Prefers banks.
BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
April 14, 2003
One of the better well run insurance companies. Clean credit balance sheet. Would like to see it at $34/35.
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One of the better well run insurance companies. Clean credit balance sheet. Would like to see it at $34/35.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
March 25, 2003
Looks expensive. Speculation on it being a takeover.
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Looks expensive. Speculation on it being a takeover.
BUY
BUY
April 15, 2002
Good company. Could be a take out candidate down the road.
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Good company. Could be a take out candidate down the road.
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