Protective Life Corp. (NYSE:PL)

CAPS Rating: 2 out of 5

A holding company whose subsidiaries provide financial services through the production, distribution and administration of insurance and investment products.

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Player Avatar WPThatcher (52.55) Submitted: 5/2/2010 9:24:15 AM : Outperform Start Price: $23.86 PL Score: -0.42

Trading at a ten-year low on a P/B, P/E, and P/CF basis. The earnings yield is over twice the S & P 500's. 1.44B of net cash. The dividend is small, but has significant room for improvement as the payout ratio is only 14%. Wall St. is basically expecting an earnings dropoff in 2010, and a paltry 9% over the next 5 years.

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