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  • Looking back 4 years, their Q2 is always their heavy claim quarter: '08 was profitable, '09 had a slight loss, '10 was profitable, then '11 storms hit them with a big, atypical -.57 loss. This will roll off their TTM and the PE will improve (unless more bad weather related claims in '12). Now, that I've reviewed them again, I may pick a few more shares. Claims can be highly seasonal and variable, and insurance companies are often regional. They also insure each other, re-insurance, I believe. I just read a little about it, not an expert.

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