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Up or Down: Reinsurance Group Of America (NYSE: RGA)


Reinsurance Group Of America is part of the specialty insurance industry and financial services sector. The company CEO is Anna Manning. Reinsurance Group of America Inc is an insurance holding company. It provides various products including life reinsurance, living benefits reinsurance, group reinsurance, health reinsurance, financial solutions, and product development.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The RGA stock showed a previous change of -0.62% with an open at 139.17 and a close of 138.34. It reached an intraday high of 139.20 and a low of 137.81.

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The stock has a market cap of $8.9b with 64.5m shares outstanding, of which the float is 63.9m shares. Trading volume reached 317,219 shares compared to its average volume of 499,090 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Reinsurance Group Of America shares returned 2.95% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -6.84%. Over three months, it changed -8.43%. In one year it has changed 7.74% and within that year its 52-week high was 165.12 and its 52-week low was 126.62. RGA stock is 9.26% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 150.78 and a 50 day moving average of 146.29. Currently RGA stock is trading -8.25% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 27.71 that ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 4.99. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 3.18. The TTM EPS is 10.60, which comes to a TTM PE of 13.05. Historically, the PE high was 17.40 and the PE low was 4.99. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 52.92, which is a decrease of -61.74%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
03-31-2018:  1.61
12-31-2017:  2.60
09-30-2017:  3.44
06-30-2017:  2.95

The dividend per share is currently 2.00, which is a dividend yield of 1.44%. Also, the payout ratio is 18.87%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 156.08, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 11.36%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 91.20% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 1,392,988, which is 2.16% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 2.82. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 0.82

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company's return on equity is 20.20%, return on assets is 2.88%, profit margin is 16.63%, price-to-sales is 0.94 and price-to-book is 1.00.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 3  :Valuation Score
 4  :Past Performance Score
 3  :Financial Strength Score
 0  :Future Growth Score
 4  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks. Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.


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