As Hurricane Irene barrels toward the east coast and NYC Mayor Bloomberg considers...

|By:, SA News Editor

As Hurricane Irene barrels toward the east coast and NYC Mayor Bloomberg considers evacuations, shares of some commercial and homeowner insurers look vulnerable to a temporary drop - and a possible buying opportunity - Sandler O'Neill analysts say. Today, insurance stocks (KIE -1.6%) are sinking: CB -4%, TRV -2.6%, AFL -2.3%, XL -1.3%AIG -0.7%.