Ashleigh Rogers
Long/short equity, growth at reasonable price, value, banks

Hartford Financial Is Firing On All Cylinders In A Competitive Environment

The Hartford Financial Services Group (NYSE:HIG) is one of the largest US property and casualty insurers in the country and is probably the best-performing large P&C firm in my opinion. HIG's had a dynamite 2013, and 2014 seems to be shaping up well also. The company has been restructuring its operations over the last few years including its recent decision to divest its Japanese operations. These changes, while making short term comparisons a little difficult and not without risk for the company, are still a positive step that should help the firm to operate more efficiently and return more cash to shareholders in my opinion.

Hartford's restructuring began in 2012 and since that time the firm has sold...

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