Kevin Quon
Insider ownership, small-cap, long-term horizon, dividend investing

Hilltop Holdings: Long-Term Growth Continues As Insiders Fight Short-Term Weakness

Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH) is a financial holding company that seeks to make acquisitions. The company operates through its wholly owned subsidiaries, PlainsCapital Corporation and NLC. PlainsCapital was recently acquired in November 2012 for $813.5 million. PlainsCapital Corporation is a regional commercial banking franchise that effectively has three subsidiaries by the names of PlainsCapital Bank, PrimeLending, and First Southwest. Through NLC, Hilltop has exposure to property and casualty insurance. NLC operates through two insurance companies, National Lloyds Insurance Company and American Summit Insurance Company.

Few companies have managed to grow as fast as Hilltop Holdings in such a short period of time. In November 2012, the financial holdings company pulled off one of the largest bank acquisitions over...

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