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Insurance Stocks Analysis -- Research on Principal Financial, Manulife Financial, Protective Life, and Torchmark

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LONDON, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

On Monday, March 24, 2014, the NASDAQ Composite finished at 4,226.39, down 1.18%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed the session at 16,276.69, down 0.16% and the S&P 500 ended the day at 1,857.44, lower by 0.49%. The losses were broad based as eight out of ten sectors ended the session in negative. The S&P 500 Financials Sector Index finished the day at 301.61, down 0.23%, whereas, the index has advanced 3.60% in the last one month. Investor-Edge has initiated coverage on the following equities: Principal Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: PFG), Manulife Financial Corp. (NYSE: MFC), Protective Life Corp. (NYSE: PL) and Torchmark Corp. (NYSE: TMK). Free technical research on PFG, MFC, PL and TMK can be downloaded upon signing up at:

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On Monday, shares in Principal Financial Group Inc. gained 1.10% to close at $46.93. A total of 2.09 million shares were traded, which is above the three months average volume of 1.27 million. The stock oscillated between $46.77 and $47.72 during the trading session. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 13.18. Principal Financial Group Inc.'s shares have fallen by 4.83% on YTD basis, while the same has gained 2.04% in the previous three trading sessions and 4.57% in the last one month. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Principal Financial Group Inc.'s 50-day moving average of $45.39 is trading above its 200-day moving average of $44.33. Furthermore, the stock is trading at a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 56.52. Sign up today to read free research on PFG at:

http://www.investor-edge.com/475-PFG-24Mar2014.pdf

Shares in Manulife Financial Corp.'s stock recorded a trading volume of 1.18 million shares, as compared with a three months average volume of 2.04 million shares. The stock ended the day at $19.28, up 0.68% after vacillating between $19.05 and $19.37. Manulife Financial Corp.'s shares have fallen by 2.28% on YTD basis, while the same has advanced 2.94% in the previous three trading sessions and 0.68% in the last one month. Further, the company's stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Manulife Financial Corp.'s 50-day moving average of $19.07 is trading above its 200-day moving average of $17.92. Additionally, shares of the company are trading at an RSI of 52.72. Sign up today to read free research on MFC at:

http://www.investor-edge.com/475-MFC-24Mar2014.pdf

On Monday, shares in Protective Life Corp. finished the session 0.02% higher at $52.89. The stock recorded trading volume of 0.40 million shares as compared to a three months average volume of 0.42 million shares. The stock fluctuated between $52.34 and $53.48 during the session. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 12.42. Protective Life Corp.'s stock has fallen by 0.79% in the previous three trading sessions, while the same has gained 2.72% in the last one month and 4.40% on YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Protective Life Corp.'s 50-day moving average of $51.32 is trading above its 200-day moving average of $46.09. Moreover, the stock is trading at an RSI of 55.03. Sign up today to read free research on PL at:

http://www.investor-edge.com/475-PL-24Mar2014.pdf

Torchmark Corp.'s stock reported a trading volume of 0.43 million shares, as compared with a three months average volume of 0.46 million shares. The stock ended the day at $78.83, down 0.48% and at an intraday range of $78.57 and $79.71. Shares of the company traded at a PE ratio of 13.78. Torchmark Corp.'s shares have advanced 0.28% in the previous three trading sessions, 3.67% in the last one month and 0.87% on YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Torchmark Corp.'s 50-day moving average of $76.80 is trading above its 200-day moving average of $73.15. Furthermore, the stock is trading at an RSI of 60.90. Sign up today to read free research on TMK at:

http://www.investor-edge.com/475-TMK-24Mar2014.pdf

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