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Should Zurich Insurance Group AG (VTX:ZURN) Be Your Next Stock Pick?

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Attractive stocks have exceptional fundamentals. In the case of Zurich Insurance Group AG (VTX:ZURN), there's is a highly-regarded dividend-paying company with an impressive history of delivering benchmark-beating performance. In the following section, I expand a bit more on these key aspects. For those interested in understanding where the figures come from and want to see the analysis, take a look at the report on Zurich Insurance Group here.

6 star dividend payer with proven track record

ZURN delivered a bottom-line expansion of 20% in the prior year, with its most recent earnings level surpassing its average level over the last five years. Not only did ZURN outperformed its past performance, its growth also surpassed the Insurance industry expansion, which generated a 6.9% earnings growth. This is what investors like to see!

SWX:ZURN Income Statement, August 16th 2019

ZURN’s reputation for being one of the best dividend payers in the market is supported by the fact that it has been steadily growing its dividend payments over the past ten years and currently is one of the top yielding companies on the markets, at 5.5%.

SWX:ZURN Historical Dividend Yield, August 16th 2019

Next Steps:

For Zurich Insurance Group, there are three pertinent factors you should further examine:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for ZURN’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for ZURN’s outlook.
  2. Financial Health: Are ZURN’s operations financially sustainable? Balance sheets can be hard to analyze, which is why we’ve done it for you. Check out our financial health checks here.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of ZURN? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

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