HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCC)

CAPS Rating: 5 out of 5

The Company provides specialized property and casualty, surety, and group life, accident and health insurance coverages and related agency and reinsurance brokerage services to commercial customers and individuals.

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Member Avatar AnsgarJohn (99.16) Submitted: 12/9/2013 6:15:35 PM : Outperform Start Price: $44.98 HCC Score: +0.47

Graham numer $48 HCC Insurance http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2013/12/09/how-to-invest-in-property-and-casualty-insurance.aspx

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Member Avatar AnxiousBorrower (76.95) Submitted: 10/6/2013 9:00:25 PM : Outperform Start Price: $42.65 HCC Score: -2.33

Disciplined underwriting

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Member Avatar rtc76 (27.94) Submitted: 4/9/2013 2:10:33 PM : Outperform Start Price: $41.65 HCC Score: -7.40

In a challenging interest rate environment, underwriting profit is essential. HCC has some of the lowest combined ratios in the insurance biz, and the company philosophy is explicitly focused on book value growth and maintaining underwriting profitability. At $42 it's underpriced with a margin of safety according to my calculations.

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Member Avatar SHICEL (77.39) Submitted: 3/31/2012 9:06:27 PM : Outperform Start Price: $29.90 HCC Score: +24.99

chart looks good

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Member Avatar robertbrooker (37.77) Submitted: 5/16/2011 8:48:09 AM : Outperform Start Price: $30.57 HCC Score: +13.75

I am a BetterInvesting member and selected this stock with my SSG (www.betterinvesting.org).

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Member Avatar mrindependent (85.76) Submitted: 8/18/2009 11:03:53 AM : Outperform Start Price: $22.96 HCC Score: +14.42

HCC Insurance Holdings grows steadily and maintains a longterm roe of 11%. Historically, these statistics are good enough to justify and average p/bv ratio of 1.7. The stock is a bargain at 1.0 times book value and the company's Stockscouter rating of 9 suggests that now is a good time to buy.

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Member Avatar jgseattle (34.21) Submitted: 1/30/2009 12:21:33 PM : Underperform Start Price: $20.93 HCC Score: +4.69

the market falling will require these companies to take investment losses. They have held up good for the last 6 months but I am looking for things to get worse.

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Member Avatar Odalisque (62.23) Submitted: 8/10/2008 2:54:00 PM : Outperform Start Price: $22.09 HCC Score: +66.99

Has shown significant revenue and EPS growth over the last 5 years and has been (unfairly?) hit with market reaction to any stocks financial-smelling.

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Member Avatar Whoovzdaman (< 20) Submitted: 7/8/2008 5:19:49 PM : Underperform Start Price: $19.42 HCC Score: -95.77

asdf

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Member Avatar waterford9 (69.61) Submitted: 4/24/2008 9:31:55 PM : Outperform Start Price: $21.45 HCC Score: +84.43

got a feeling

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Member Avatar keywehawk (57.76) Submitted: 4/24/2008 7:55:41 PM : Outperform Start Price: $21.45 HCC Score: +84.43

just a hunch

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Member Avatar sigmanu00 (< 20) Submitted: 4/3/2008 10:19:38 AM : Outperform Start Price: $21.29 HCC Score: +82.71

HCC has a high valuation grade and continues to grow under great management

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Member Avatar kyle122 (63.43) Submitted: 3/14/2008 3:22:48 PM : Outperform Start Price: $19.12 HCC Score: +100.95

Good Dividend Stock.

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Member Avatar fooolofit (80.37) Submitted: 2/22/2008 5:58:41 PM : Outperform Start Price: $20.94 HCC Score: +85.09

All the nuisance issues are now behind. Few insiders nibbling and the concern about sub-prime exposure is already priced in.

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Member Avatar bobbob12345 (39.69) Submitted: 2/20/2008 2:12:35 PM : Underperform Start Price: $22.19 HCC Score: -71.48

its not up for a year a day or a month theres nothing good about it

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Member Avatar stockreader (87.37) Submitted: 10/5/2007 4:38:42 PM : Outperform Start Price: $26.98 HCC Score: +50.60

I love companies that are not afraid to go where others don't bother going.
Truly versatile insurance company that can weather through bad times in any segment of the business simply because they are present in so many.

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Member Avatar quitman100 (90.65) Submitted: 7/13/2007 9:13:32 PM : Outperform Start Price: $28.43 HCC Score: +40.04

HCC was listed as a stock to study in BetterInvesting magazine in May 2007 http://www.better-investing.org/Public/About+Us/Media/News+Releases/030207.htm (the goal with BetterInvesting's stocks to study is doubling the investment in 5 years). The company has a low P/E and like a lot of insurance companies there is lingering fear from catastrophic events like Katrina. However, HCC does not make "big" bets and I believe was even profitable during the quarter in which Katrina occurred. Also, many of their insurance lines are highly specialized , for example insuring "warbirds" (vintage WWII planes owned by collectors). I think it will be hard for other companies to compete against such specialized products.

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Member Avatar ohiosaver (92.96) Submitted: 6/19/2007 12:49:07 PM : Outperform Start Price: $29.98 HCC Score: +29.36

recent sales and earnings growth rates are impressive

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Member Avatar amteague777 (95.35) Submitted: 5/9/2007 4:07:23 PM : Outperform Start Price: $27.79 HCC Score: +39.65

With the exception of a dip in 2000, HCC has outperformed the S&P since 1992. P/B 1.68. P/E 10.35. Div Yld 1.3% 5 yr grwth 53.8% A/L 1.4 (would like to see more cushion) but overall good.

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Member Avatar IncredibleTrades (< 20) Submitted: 1/27/2007 8:51:47 AM : Outperform Start Price: $26.14 HCC Score: +42.01

Look for this stock to rebound this month.
Hold Period - One Month.

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