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Prudential Financial, Inc. is an American Fortune Global 500 and Fortune 500 company whose subsidiaries provide insurance, investment management, and other financial products and services to both retail ... More at Wikipedia

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Metlife vs. Prudential vs. US banks Both are high quality and international. Strong. He doesn't love lifecos now, because there's a lot going on in health, such as the prevalance of diabetes. He wants to see higher interest rates which can benefit lifecos. As for banks, he'd stay away. The rates and yield curve have flattened. Met are doing the right thing, like a nice dividend and a big share buybacks. It isn't expensive and doing 10% earnings growth, but there are greener pastures elsewhere.
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Metlife vs. Prudential vs. US banks Both are high quality and international. Strong. He doesn't love lifecos now, because there's a lot going on in health, such as the prevalance of diabetes. He wants to see higher interest rates which can benefit lifecos. As for banks, he'd stay away. The rates and yield curve have flattened. Met are doing the right thing, like a nice dividend and a big share buybacks. It isn't expensive and doing 10% earnings growth, but there are greener pastures elsewhere.
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Cameron Hurst

Chief Inve, Equium Capital Manag...

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Typically it is around $100 and is around $90 at present so a good a time to buy. Bond yields are low and the asset management business has seen fee compression. People are living longer and so there has been some mispricing on life insurance contracts. It has been a though business for a couple of years. It pays a dividend. It will probably get double digit returns this year. He would buy it down here.
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Typically it is around $100 and is around $90 at present so a good a time to buy. Bond yields are low and the asset management business has seen fee compression. People are living longer and so there has been some mispricing on life insurance contracts. It has been a though business for a couple of years. It pays a dividend. It will probably get double digit returns this year. He would buy it down here.
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Robert Lauzon

Deputy Chi, Middlefield Capital ...

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$92.140
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Yes

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He would avoid life insurance in general because rising interest rates raise the present value of their liabilities.
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He would avoid life insurance in general because rising interest rates raise the present value of their liabilities.
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David Fingold

VP and Por, Dynamic Funds...

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$81.400
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Unknown

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BAC vsPRUDENTIAL If both benefit from wider rates, the spreads will widen for U.S. banks, which have been 
pulling back. BAC has A 10% market share in the U.S. which is as big as the entire Canadian banking system. BAC has lot of exposure to the plain mortgage side where spreads should expand. Be patient and you'll see earnings and dividends. U.S. lifecos should benefit, too, but so will Canadian ones like MFC-T (which is a good entry point now). He prefers American banks over their lifecos.

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BAC vsPRUDENTIAL If both benefit from wider rates, the spreads will widen for U.S. banks, which have been 
pulling back. BAC has A 10% market share in the U.S. which is as big as the entire Canadian banking system. BAC has lot of exposure to the plain mortgage side where spreads should expand. Be patient and you'll see earnings and dividends. U.S. lifecos should benefit, too, but so will Canadian ones like MFC-T (which is a good entry point now). He prefers American banks over their lifecos.

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Bruce Campbell

President, Campbell and Lee Inv...

Price Price
$90.750
Owned Owned
No

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BAC-N vs. PRU-N.  He leans more toward the banks.  You are taking on yield curve and interest rate risk with the banks, however.  BAC-N is his preference.

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BAC-N vs. PRU-N.  He leans more toward the banks.  You are taking on yield curve and interest rate risk with the banks, however.  BAC-N is his preference.

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Cameron Hurst

Chief Inve, Equium Capital Manag...

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$103.380
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Unknown

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Prudential Financial (PRU-N) or the banks? He would own both. You need to diversify within your financial sector. The banking sector grows differently than life insurance. Life insurance is a bit more dependent on where interest rates are heading, and he thinks they are going to continue to creep higher. This company has a very strong balance sheet and a tremendous amount of capital in their balance sheet.

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Prudential Financial (PRU-N) or the banks? He would own both. You need to diversify within your financial sector. The banking sector grows differently than life insurance. Life insurance is a bit more dependent on where interest rates are heading, and he thinks they are going to continue to creep higher. This company has a very strong balance sheet and a tremendous amount of capital in their balance sheet.

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John Petrides

Managing D, Point View Wealth Ma...

Price Price
$112.170
Owned Owned
Yes

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MetLife, Prudential or the American banks? He would give a bit of a nod towards the banks. As a general proposition, there are more ways the banks can boost earnings. The purchase of insurance is very much out of favour. Regarding MetLife versus Prudential, he would give a slight nod to this one as they have been doing some cost cutting which will help their bottom line.

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MetLife, Prudential or the American banks? He would give a bit of a nod towards the banks. As a general proposition, there are more ways the banks can boost earnings. The purchase of insurance is very much out of favour. Regarding MetLife versus Prudential, he would give a slight nod to this one as they have been doing some cost cutting which will help their bottom line.

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David Dietze

Founder, P, Point View Wealth Ma...

Price Price
$100.740
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Unknown

BUY

This closed at $110.27, and he has a model price of $125.66, a 14% upside. He is positive for the whole US financial sector. This is one you could buy for the long-term. Dividend yield of 2.75%.

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This closed at $110.27, and he has a model price of $125.66, a 14% upside. He is positive for the whole US financial sector. This is one you could buy for the long-term. Dividend yield of 2.75%.

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Brian Acker, CA

Chief Exec, Acker Finley Inc....

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$112.490
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Unknown

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The lifecos are big beneficiaries of rising rates. There is going to be improving loan growth in US wealth management.

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The lifecos are big beneficiaries of rising rates. There is going to be improving loan growth in US wealth management.

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David Burrows

President , Barometer Capital Ma...

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$110.600
Owned Owned
Yes

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MetLife (MET-N) or Prudential Life (PRU-N)? When you are building a diversified portfolio, within financials, if you own a bank, only 1 or 2 lifecos is just as good. He can’t really choose between these 2, and in fact would own both of them. Both are going to move in similar directions, and both will benefit from rising interest rates.

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MetLife (MET-N) or Prudential Life (PRU-N)? When you are building a diversified portfolio, within financials, if you own a bank, only 1 or 2 lifecos is just as good. He can’t really choose between these 2, and in fact would own both of them. Both are going to move in similar directions, and both will benefit from rising interest rates.

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John Petrides

Managing D, Point View Wealth Ma...

Price Price
$103.990
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Unknown

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Prudential (PRU-N), Metropolitan Life (MET-N) or a US bank? He likes financials for the long haul. The only group that has not fully recovered from the 2008 downturn. However, there has been a tremendous run up since the election on the hopes for higher interest rates because of stronger growth from some of the Trump policies and less regulations. He likes them both. They are both trading close to BV. However, insurance is becoming more and more of a commodity business, so he thinks he would give a little edge to MetLife for being bigger. Currently he likes the life insurers because the banks have run up so much.

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Prudential (PRU-N), Metropolitan Life (MET-N) or a US bank? He likes financials for the long haul. The only group that has not fully recovered from the 2008 downturn. However, there has been a tremendous run up since the election on the hopes for higher interest rates because of stronger growth from some of the Trump policies and less regulations. He likes them both. They are both trading close to BV. However, insurance is becoming more and more of a commodity business, so he thinks he would give a little edge to MetLife for being bigger. Currently he likes the life insurers because the banks have run up so much.

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David Dietze

Founder, P, Point View Wealth Ma...

Price Price
$103.920
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Unknown

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MET-N vs. PRU-N.  They will get a nice tailwind from a steeper rate curve.  He prefers MS-N or GS-N to these two.

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MET-N vs. PRU-N.  They will get a nice tailwind from a steeper rate curve.  He prefers MS-N or GS-N to these two.

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Bruce Tatters

Founding P, Triumph Asset Manage...

Price Price
$100.570
Owned Owned
Unknown

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Currently there has been a ratcheting higher of expectations for a rate increase, which would be positive for financials. People think a higher rate will push the yield curve on the short end higher, which should reflect higher inflation expectations in the out years, lifting the long end of the curve. There is a feeling that everyone is currently dramatically underweight on financials. There is probably some short term life to financials. Doesn’t feel rates are going to go high quickly. He holds a neutral to bearish views on financials.

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Currently there has been a ratcheting higher of expectations for a rate increase, which would be positive for financials. People think a higher rate will push the yield curve on the short end higher, which should reflect higher inflation expectations in the out years, lifting the long end of the curve. There is a feeling that everyone is currently dramatically underweight on financials. There is probably some short term life to financials. Doesn’t feel rates are going to go high quickly. He holds a neutral to bearish views on financials.

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Cameron Hurst

Chief Inve, Equium Capital Manag...

Price Price
$77.670
Owned Owned
Unknown

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When you buy a life insurance product, they have a long tail risk i.e. most of the people are going to live a long time. The company has to invest your premiums so that eventually they have assets to pay off the policy. They used to buy long bonds, which yielded 4%-8%, but now yield 2%. Because of this, insurance companies have been shopping for other long lived assets like apartment buildings, shopping centres and infrastructure assets. There is not as much liquid in them and they are harder to trade. Lifecos have had a hard time making up for those low interest rates. Because of this, he would prefer banks and casualty insurers. Sees this as a dead sector for the next couple of years.

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When you buy a life insurance product, they have a long tail risk i.e. most of the people are going to live a long time. The company has to invest your premiums so that eventually they have assets to pay off the policy. They used to buy long bonds, which yielded 4%-8%, but now yield 2%. Because of this, insurance companies have been shopping for other long lived assets like apartment buildings, shopping centres and infrastructure assets. There is not as much liquid in them and they are harder to trade. Lifecos have had a hard time making up for those low interest rates. Because of this, he would prefer banks and casualty insurers. Sees this as a dead sector for the next couple of years.

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David Baskin

President, Baskin Wealth Manage...

Price Price
$73.270
Owned Owned
Unknown

DON'T BUY

(US banks or lifecos?) He would be cautious with both US lifecos and banks. Both have a lot of pitfalls. This one is certainly well run and has a global footprint, but it is just tough on their balance sheet right now with where yields are.

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(US banks or lifecos?) He would be cautious with both US lifecos and banks. Both have a lot of pitfalls. This one is certainly well run and has a global footprint, but it is just tough on their balance sheet right now with where yields are.

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Cameron Hurst

Chief Inve, Equium Capital Manag...

Price Price
$70.760
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Unknown

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