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    1. Torchmark's 4Q Margins Drop on Unfavorable Claims Development

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      Tue, 3 Feb 2015

      Torchmark ’s fourth-quarter results were broadly ..... narrow moat rating in place for the firm. Torchmark reported fourth-quarter net operating ..... levels, which we believe demonstrates that Torchmark remains disciplined in underwriting new policies

    2. Financial Services: Bargains Still Hard to Find

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      Tue, 30 Dec 2014

      value estimates--if rates fail to rise as expected. Insurance companies such as Principal Financial Group PFG, Torchmark TMK , and Aflac AFL should also benefit from higher interest rates, and we project earnings per share to increase anywhere

    3. Torchmark ’s 3Q Results Marred by High Policy Acquisition Expenses

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      Thu, 23 Oct 2014

      Narrow-moat Torchmark ’s third-quarter results were weak ..... s Part D business. We believe Torchmark ’s Part D business will continue to ..... and narrow moat rating in place for Torchmark . Besides the weakness in Part D business

    4. Torchmark Reports Solid Results and Strong Sales for 2Q

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      Thu, 24 Jul 2014

      Narrow-moat Torchmark ’s second-quarter results were largely ..... result of the addition of a large case. Torchmark ’s operating trends are positive ..... compensate for the rising medical costs. Torchmark seems to have finally turned the corner

    5. Low Interest Rates Continue to Have an Impact on Torchmark's Results; No Change to FVE

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      Tue, 4 Feb 2014

      There wasn't much in Torchmark 's fourth-quarter results that ..... rates, which affect the yield that Torchmark can earn on new money investments ..... as rates rise. For the full year, Torchmark reported a 5% increase in net operating

    6. Elevated Agent Turnover at Torchmark Hurts New Sales

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      Thu, 24 Oct 2013

      caused a slowdown in new sales at Torchmark , yet the company managed to report ..... company’s two agencies reflects Torchmark ’s struggle to hire and retain ..... held up well at both agencies. Torchmark is planning to make further tweaks

    7. Torchmark's Results In Line With Our Expectations

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      Thu, 25 Jul 2013

      Torchmark TMK reported an 11% year-over-year increase in insurance underwriting income, but excess investment return dropped 12% (both

    8. Torchmark Reports Strong Margins But Weak Sales Growth; Placing Under Review

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      Tue, 5 Feb 2013

      Torchmark ’s TMK fourth-quarter results were below our ..... the company’s long-term growth. Torchmark guided for a net operating EPS in the range ..... s underwriting income held up well. Torchmark continues to show a disciplined approach

    9. Torchmark Reports a Solid Quarter

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      Wed, 24 Oct 2012

      Torchmark TMK reported a solid quarter that saw increases in underwriting income in ..... excluding realized investment gains) went up 10% to $1.29 per share. Torchmark continued to show strength in its agency channel, where new sales were

    10. Torchmark to Acquire Ohio-Based Family Heritage Life Insurance Company

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      Wed, 1 Aug 2012

      Torchmark TMK has signed a definitive agreement to ..... or the company's capital position. Torchmark expects the deal will add about $0 ..... Family Heritage is a nice complement to Torchmark 's low cost business model, in our

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