Best Insurance Stocks To Buy For 2022

The Allstate Corporation (ALL Quick QuoteALL ) estimates a headwind of $876 million or $692 million after tax. Catastrophe losses for July and August totaled $1.1 billion pretax.

The havoc was caused by 11 weather-related occurrences. Hurricane Ida impacted 19 states with the majority of losses occurring in Louisiana, resulting in gross losses of $1.4 billion. Net losses are estimated at $631 million pretax ($498 million after tax), reflecting anticipated reinsurance recoveries.

Hurricane Ida, which hit Louisiana and other Northeast areas, was of great intensity and is estimated to have induced insured losses in the range of $20-$30 billion. Insurers like CNA Financial Corp. (CNA Quick QuoteCNA ) , American International Group Inc. (AIG Quick QuoteAIG ) , Chubb Ltd. (CB Quick QuoteCB ) and The Travelers Cos. Inc. (TRV) will suffer claims from Hurricane Ida this quarter as they have business exposure in these highly affected areas.

Best Insurance Stocks To Buy For 2022: Principal Financial Group Inc(PFG)

Principal Financial Group, Inc. provides retirement savings, investment, and insurance products and services worldwide. The company?s Retirement and Investor Services segment provides retirement savings and related investment products and services, including a portfolio of asset accumulation products and services primarily to small and medium-sized businesses and individuals in the United States. This segment offers products and services to businesses for defined contribution pension plans, including 401(k) and 403(b) plans, defined benefit pension plans, nonqualified executive benefit plans, and employee stock ownership plan consulting services; and annuities, mutual funds, and bank products and services to the employees of its business customers and other individuals. Principal Financial Group?s Principal Global Investors segment offers a range of equity, fixed income, and real estate investments, as well as specialized overlay and advisory services to institutional inve stors. The company?s Principal International segment offers retirement products and services, annuities, mutual funds, institutional asset management, and life insurance accumulation products in Brazil, Chile, China, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, and Thailand. Principal Financial Group?s U.S. Insurance Solutions segment offers individual life insurance, as well as specialty benefits in the United States. Its individual life insurance products include universal and variable universal life insurance and traditional life insurance; and specialty benefit products comprise group dental and vision insurance, individual and group disability insurance, and group life insurance, as well as fee-for-service claims administration and wellness services. The company was founded in 1879 and is based in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Best Insurance Stocks To Buy For 2022: Topdanmark A/S (TOP)

Topdanmark A/S is a Denmark-based insurance company engaged in the insurance and pension fund business. The Companys activities are divided into such segments, as Personal, and SME (Small and Medium Enterprises) and Industrial. The Personal segment sells policies for individual households in Denmark. The SME and Industrial segment offers policies for Denmark-based SME, agricultural and industrial businesses. The Companys private insurance offering includes such insurance products, as home, vehicle, accident, pet, child and life and health insurance, as well as pension funds. Its corporate insurance offering includes property insurance, insurance of goods and equipment, and car insurance, among others. As of December 31, 2012, it had subsidiaries responsible for life and non-life insurance, as well as for asset management, investment and property-related activities. Advisors’ Opinion:

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Best Insurance Stocks To Buy For 2022: Prudential Financial Inc.(PRU)

Prudential Financial, Inc., through its subsidiaries, offers various financial products and services in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. The company operates through three divisions: The U.S. Retirement Solutions and Investment Management, The U.S. Individual Life and Group Insurance, and The International Insurance and Investments. The U.S. Retirement Solutions and Investment Management division provides individual variable and fixed annuity products, as well as offers retirement investment and income products and services to retirement plan sponsors in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors. This division also provides investment management and advisory services to the public and private marketplace. The U.S. Individual Life and Group Insurance division offers individual variable life, term life, and universal life insurance products; and group life, long-term and short-term group disability, long-term care, and group corporate-, bank-and trus t-owned life insurance products to institutional clients. This division also sells accidental death and dismemberment, and other ancillary coverages, as well as provides plan administrative services; and offers preferred provider and indemnity dental coverage plans to clients. The International Insurance and Investments division provides international individual life insurance products in Japan, Korea, and other foreign countries; and offers proprietary and non-proprietary asset management, investment advice, and services to retail and institutional clients internationally. In addition, the company engages in real estate brokerage franchise business, which involves marketing its franchises to the real estate companies. Further, it provides institutional clients and government agencies with various services in connection with the relocation of their employees. Prudential Financial, Inc. was founded in 1875 and is headquartered in Newark, New Jersey.

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Best Insurance Stocks To Buy For 2022: Aon Corporation(AON)

Aon Corporation provides risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resource consulting and outsourcing services primarily in the United States, the Americas, the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The company?s Risk Solutions segment offers retail brokerage products and services, including affinity products, general underwriting management services, placement services, and captive management services; and advisory services to technology, financial services, agribusiness, aviation, construction, health care, and energy industries, as well as facilitates various risk management solutions for property liability, general liability, professional liability, directors’ and officers’ liability, workers’ compensation, and various healthcare products. This segment also provides risk consulting services comprising captive management; eSolutions products that enable clients to manage risks, policies, claims, and safet y concerns through an integrated technology platform; reinsurance brokerage services, such as actuarial, enterprise risk management, catastrophe management, and rating agency advisory services; property and casualty reinsurance; and specialty lines, which include professional liability, medical malpractice, accident, life, and health, as well as capital management transaction and advisory services. Its HR Solutions segment offers human capital services in the areas of health and benefits, retirement, compensation, and strategic human capital; and benefits administration and human resource business process outsourcing services. The company was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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Autodesk Is Down 15% After Q2 Earnings — Is This a Buying Opportunity?

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Autodesk (NASDAQ:ADSK) is a well-known software company. Its tools for 3D design and manufacturing help clients plan projects and create visual content for a range of use cases, from architecture and construction to digital media and entertainment. In fact, the company’s AutoCAD software is the most popular toolin the computer-aided design industry, holding 32% market share.

Recently, the company released what appeared to be solid second-quarter earnings, but the report sent shares tumbling. And today, the stock price sits more than 15% below its all-time high. Is this a buying opportunity for long-term investors?

In this Backstage Pass video from Aug. 26, 2021, Motley Fool contributors Brian Withers and Jon Quast discuss Autodesk’s recent earnings and share their outlook on the company.

Brian Withers: I’m going to talk a little bit about Autodesk. I know we talked about it yesterday. The stock was down some 7%or so today. At one point, it was down 10%. Let’s see the market is closed. It wowed, it finished the day a little more than 9%. Let’s run through some of the things that may have made people nervous and we’ll talk through that. Let me share my desktop here.

Here was the slides that we were looking at yesterday just to level-set folks. Revenue came in. This was from last quarter. Management outlooks, last quarter that they were going to do between $1 and almost $1.1 billion in revenue. Look at this, they matched the high-end of the range of guidance, which was a 16% year-over-year increase.

Interestingly enough, when you read through the conference call and the 10-Q, it’s a 14%, CN is currency-neutral. I could have run off the screen, so currency-neutral. They had some currency headwinds to about the tune of 2%on the top-line. EPS generally accepted accounting principles which means just the way you’re supposed to is they were a beat. Even on the non-GAAP when they pull out one-time expenses and stock-based compensation, it was beat.

Why is the stock down? Well, let’s keep looking. They full-year outlook. Here on the left is last quarter’s full-year outlook, and here on the right is this quarter’s outlook. I had some little smiley faces and frowning faces. Billings, you can see the top end of the range slightly decreased, as well as the bottom end of the range decreased. They narrowed the range, which you would expect as the quarters go on, you get closer to the end of the year. Remember this is a full-year billings number or how they’re going to end the year, then they reduced it. Revenue, they upped the lower end. [laughs]

This is strange. You can see this $4,385 [million] is the same number on the high-end, but they upped the lower-end, which means they have a little more confidence in the quarter. You can see it’s instead of 14% to 16% it’s up 15% to 16%. These are about the same. On the earnings, they upped the entire range, both on the EPS, the GAAP, and the non-GAAP numbers. Now, here, between the billings and the free cash flow are the things that they reduced. You remember Trevor talking about remaining performance obligations and all these. Some of these billings and these free cash flows are forward-looking and taking into account multiyear contracts and things like that. These are indicators of future business and this range was reduced, and it was reduced below the bottom end, you can see now the high-end is $1,575 [million], where that was the low-end before. I think that’s what disappointed the market, disappointed investors and why they’re selling a stock off slightly.

Let’s just look at Q3, then I’ll backup and I’ll share a little bit of stuff from the conference call. Q3, analysts expected this wide range. They came in a little lower. It’s in the middle of the range. I don’t think that frightened anybody and then analysts had this really wide expectation again for these earnings-per-share non-GAAP and they hit about the average. It’s not really a revenue statement for next quarter or an earnings statement. It’s really the billings and future cash flows concern. Let me go to the earnings call.

One of the things that the company talked about is they’ve been seeing good trends in the market that have moved to reopening. They’ve talked about China, Korea, Japan, product renewal rates are all trending in the right direction. The pipelines are very strong, but they said there’s still a fair amount of uncertainty, particularly in the US and UK. Basically, what they said, and this is the CFO, “As we weigh all the combination of those factors together, it gives us the confidence to raise the overall revenue target by $15 million at the midpoint, but we had said the high end of that guidance range was previously expecting more of a swift recovery.” While they said they’ve seen that in some markets, they haven’t seen it in all markets. There’s a little bit of recovery stuff going on there. Here’s the one other thing. They’ve changed the way they go and deliver. They get paid for multiyear contracts. This is coming out in the next quarter which affects their billings and free cash flow targets. For enterprise business agreements, which is these large multi-million-dollar contracts, in the past, they’ve collected all of this money up front. That seems, for a three-year thing, that seems like that’s an undue burden potentially on the customers.

What they’ve done now, in order to get all that money up front, Autodesk would take future years and discount them and give them a cash up front discount. Well, they’ve changed that, they’ve eliminated the discounts and basically what they’ve said is, we want you to pay annually, but we’re going to have this multiyear contracts. It throws this free cash flow thing and these billing things into a little bit of a tizzy, but to me, this is a pro-customer move where customers now can more appropriately budget. I think it’s an opportunity as well. DocuSign does this super well, and I imagine Autodesk is also going to start to do this if they don’t already, is have more conversations with these multiyear customers.

When the bill comes due, they can look and see how they’ve been using the cloud software, if either usage rate is running higher or whatever, and then they can go back and go, “You know what, we need to rejigger the contract and have another discussion about what you’re using. Maybe we can bundle it with some other software that we’ve come out within the past year that we think you’ll benefit from.” There’s these billings and free cash flow depression that when you just look at the numbers, can say, “The future for Autodesk doesn’t look as bright as it has in the past.” Well, it’s really just an accounting change.

I saw Tim talking about Autodesk earlier today and he went through the report and said, “There’s absolutely nothing here that I like.” I know Jon and I got the pleasure talking to Jim Gillies last night, Jim loves Autodesk. I think this was a solid report and I think the sell off could be an opportunity to get the stock and a couple points better.

Jon Quast: Brian, you handle this really well. I don’t know this company very well, but let me give a layman’s perspective here. I was on the show with Brian Feroldi this morning, he was talking Autodesk. He pointed out that even with the free cash flow disappointment, if you want to call it that, we’re still north of 30% margins, and the top line is growing by double digits. That’s a company that you rarely want to bet against, when they’re growing the top line quickly and the free cash flow margin is over 30%. For a company that their software is the gold standard, they still have millions of people who haven’t converted from the legacy software, and then they have many more who are using it, but not paying, and they’re trying to get those people to convert. Still, a major tailwind potentially if they can get those people to convert to the subscription.

Brian Withers: For Backstage members, this was announced, we’re about two weeks and a day now, I can’t remember. Autodesk was one of the five initial Backstage recs, and you can see why as we’ve talked it up today.

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