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5 Insurance Stocks Beating the Market

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According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, a Premium feature, the stock prices of the following guru-owned insurance stocks have outperformed the S&P 500 Index over the past 12 months through June 24.

Arthur J. Gallagher

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (AJG) has a market cap of $18.3 billion. It has outperformed the S&P 500 by 8.02% over the past year.


Shares are trading with a price-earnings ratio of 27.33. As of Wednesday, the share price was 49.82% above the 52-week low and 10.91% below the 52-week high.

The worldwide provider of insurance and consulting services has a GuruFocus profitability rating of 8 out of 10. The return on equity of 13.74% and return on assets of 3.49% are outperforming 73% of companies in the insurance industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio)'s Viking Global Investors with 0.61% of outstanding shares, followed by Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio)'s Point72 Asset Management with 0.12% and Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.06%.

HCI Group

With a market cap of $341 million, HCI Group Inc. (HCI) has outperformed the S&P 500 by 6.59% over the past 12 months.

Shares are trading with a price-earnings ratio of 17.19. As of Wednesday, the price was 36.22% above the 52-week low and 13.85% below the 52-week high.

The provider of property and casualty insurance products has a GuruFocus profitability rating of 5 out of 10. The return equity of 10.46% and return on assets of 2.57% are outperforming 61% of companies in the insurance industry. Its financial strength is rated 3 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 1.68 is below the industry median of 2.26.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.55% of outstanding shares, followed by Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)' Renaissance Technologies with 1.78%.

Kinsale Capital

Kinsale Capital Group Inc. (KNSL) has a market cap of $3.4 billion. It has outperformed the S&P 500 by 72.95% over the past year.

Shares are trading with a price-earnings ratio of 70.26. As of Wednesday, the price was 123.73% above the 52-week low and 5.71% below the 52-week high.

The insurance holding company has a profitability rating of 4 out of 10. The return on equity of 13.85% and return on assets of 4.93% are outperforming 83% of companies in the insurance industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 2.18 is below the industry median of 2.26.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio) with 7.98% of outstanding shares, followed by Renaissance Technologies with 0.04%.

Maiden

With a market cap of $107 million, Maiden Holdings Ltd. (MHLD) has outperformed the S&P 500 by 70.59% over the past 12 months.

Shares are trading with a price-book ratio of 5.33. As of Wednesday, the price was 236.84% above the 52-week low and 10.49% below the 52-week high.

The supplier of fuel and services to the nuclear power industry has a GuruFocus profitability rating of 2 out of 10. The return on equity of -13.78% and return on assets of -1.87% are underperforming 94% of companies in the insurance industry. Its financial strength is rated 3 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.23 is below the industry median of 2.26.

Renaissance Technologies is the company's largest guru shareholder with 0.96% of outstanding shares

National Security Group

National Security Group Inc. (NSEC) has a market cap of $38 million. It has outperformed the S&P 500 by 9.64% over the past 12 months.

Shares are trading with a price-earnings ratio of 49.39. As of Wednesday, the price was 52.95% above the 52-week low and 9.68% below the 52-week high.

The insurance holding company has a profitability rating of 4 out of 10. The return on equity of 1.49% and return on assets of 0.5% are underperforming 60% of companies in the insurance industry. Its financial strength is rated 4 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.41 is below the industry median of 2.26.

Disclosure: I do not own any of the stocks mentioned.

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