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Best Life Insurance Stocks to Buy Now (2022)
Top life insurance stocks in 2022 ranked by overall Zen Score. See the best life insurance stocks to buy now, according to analyst forecasts for the insurance - diversified industry.

Industry: Insurance - Diversified
Ticker
Company
Forecast Score
Market Cap
Price
Price Target
Upside/Downside
Consensus
Analysts
Fore. Revenue Growth
Fore. Earnings Growth
Forecast ROE
Forecast ROA
HIG
HARTFORD FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP INC
$24.06B$75.63$82.509.08%Buy8-15.47%19.16%22.30%4.02%
EQH
EQUITABLE HOLDINGS INC
$11.80B$31.89$39.3323.34%Strong Buy9-3.24%1.92%92.12%1.26%
ACGL
ARCH CAPITAL GROUP LTD
$22.10B$59.76$59.20-0.94%Strong Buy511.68%30.53%19.38%4.93%
AIG
AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL GROUP INC
$46.88B$63.10$64.251.82%Buy8-9.00%-38.81%14.97%1.12%
PFG
PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL GROUP INC
$22.25B$90.92$75.42-17.05%Sell13-9.41%-28.36%21.11%0.71%
IGIC
INTERNATIONAL GENERAL INSURANCE HOLDINGS LTD
$376.06M$7.65N/AN/ABuy1N/AN/AN/AN/A
SLF
SUN LIFE FINANCIAL INC
$27.80B$47.43$52.2310.11%Buy718.26%12.77%N/AN/A
ORI
OLD REPUBLIC INTERNATIONAL CORP
$7.43B$24.42$28.0014.66%Buy1-4.89%-3.67%13.13%2.99%
GSHD
GOOSEHEAD INSURANCE INC
$1.51B$40.40$83.00105.45%Buy518.40%526.78%501.61%9.80%
WDH
WATERDROP INC
$636.11M$1.62$2.1029.63%Strong Buy130.73%N/A6.22%5.05%
AEG
AEGON NV
$13.19B$4.93$5.7015.62%Sell3N/A-69.99%6.88%0.38%
BRK.B
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC
$694.45B$315.84$325.002.90%Hold110.84%N/A4.06%2.05%
ESGR
ENSTAR GROUP LTD
$3.81B$216.45N/AN/AHold1N/AN/AN/AN/A

Life Insurance Stocks FAQ

What are the best life insurance stocks to buy right now in Dec 2022?

According to Zen Score, the 3 best life insurance stocks to buy right now are:

1. Hartford Financial Services Group (NYSE:HIG)


Hartford Financial Services Group (NYSE:HIG) is the top life insurance stock with a Zen Score of 52, which is 15 points higher than the life insurance industry average of 37. It passed 19 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Hartford Financial Services Group has seen its stock return 16.41% over the past year, overperforming other life insurance stocks by 16 percentage points.

Hartford Financial Services Group has an average 1 year price target of $82.50, an upside of 9.08% from Hartford Financial Services Group's current stock price of $75.63.

Hartford Financial Services Group stock has a consensus Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 8 analysts covering Hartford Financial Services Group, 37.5% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 25% have issued a Buy, 37.5% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

2. Equitable Holdings (NYSE:EQH)


Equitable Holdings (NYSE:EQH) is the second best life insurance stock with a Zen Score of 48, which is 11 points higher than the life insurance industry average of 37. It passed 18 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Equitable Holdings has seen its stock return 4.25% over the past year, overperforming other life insurance stocks by 4 percentage points.

Equitable Holdings has an average 1 year price target of $39.33, an upside of 23.34% from Equitable Holdings's current stock price of $31.89.

Equitable Holdings stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 9 analysts covering Equitable Holdings, 77.78% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 22.22% have issued a Buy, 0% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

3. Arch Capital Group (NASDAQ:ACGL)


Arch Capital Group (NASDAQ:ACGL) is the third best life insurance stock with a Zen Score of 48, which is 11 points higher than the life insurance industry average of 37. It passed 16 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Arch Capital Group has seen its stock return 46.72% over the past year, overperforming other life insurance stocks by 46 percentage points.

Arch Capital Group has an average 1 year price target of $59.20, a downside of -0.94% from Arch Capital Group's current stock price of $59.76.

Arch Capital Group stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 5 analysts covering Arch Capital Group, 60% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 20% have issued a Buy, 20% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

What are the life insurance stocks with highest dividends?

Out of 8 life insurance stocks that have issued dividends in the past year, the 3 life insurance stocks with the highest dividend yields are:

1. Old Republic International (NYSE:ORI)


Old Republic International (NYSE:ORI) has an annual dividend yield of 7.82%, which is 4 percentage points higher than the life insurance industry average of 3.6%. Old Republic International's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% four times in the last 10 years. Old Republic International's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Old Republic International's dividend payout ratio of 72.3% indicates that its high dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

2. Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF)


Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF) has an annual dividend yield of 4.49%, which is 1 percentage points higher than the life insurance industry average of 3.6%. Sun Life Financial's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% two times in the last 10 years. Sun Life Financial's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Sun Life Financial's dividend payout ratio of 53.2% indicates that its high dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

3. Aegon Nv (NYSE:AEG)


Aegon Nv (NYSE:AEG) has an annual dividend yield of 4.39%, which is 1 percentage points higher than the life insurance industry average of 3.6%. Aegon Nv's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% three times in the last 10 years. Aegon Nv's dividend has not shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Aegon Nv's dividend payout ratio of 16.1% indicates that its dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

Why are life insurance stocks down?

Life insurance stocks were down -0.41% in the last day, and up 0.67% over the last week.

We couldn't find a catalyst for why life insurance stocks are down.

What are the most undervalued life insurance stocks?

Based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score, the 3 most undervalued life insurance stocks right now are:

1. International General Insurance Holdings (NASDAQ:IGIC)


International General Insurance Holdings (NASDAQ:IGIC) is the most undervalued life insurance stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. International General Insurance Holdings has a valuation score of 100, which is 59 points higher than the life insurance industry average of 41. It passed 7 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

International General Insurance Holdings's stock has dropped -4.61% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the life insurance industry by -5 percentage points.

2. Arch Capital Group (NASDAQ:ACGL)


Arch Capital Group (NASDAQ:ACGL) is the second most undervalued life insurance stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Arch Capital Group has a valuation score of 57, which is 16 points higher than the life insurance industry average of 41. It passed 4 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Arch Capital Group's stock has gained 46.72% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the life insurance industry by 46 percentage points.

3. Equitable Holdings (NYSE:EQH)


Equitable Holdings (NYSE:EQH) is the third most undervalued life insurance stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Equitable Holdings has a valuation score of 43, which is 2 points higher than the life insurance industry average of 41. It passed 3 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Equitable Holdings's stock has gained 4.25% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the life insurance industry by 4 percentage points.

Are life insurance stocks a good buy now?

46.15% of life insurance stocks rated by analysts are a buy right now. On average, analysts expect life insurance stocks to rise by 8.04% over the next year.

What is the average p/e ratio of the insurance - diversified industry?

The average P/E ratio of the insurance - diversified industry is -249.38x.
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