$78.94 -$0.31 (-0.4%)

04:00 PM EDT on 06/02/20

Torchmark Corp (NYSE:TMK)

CAPS Rating: 5 out of 5

The Company is an insurance holding company engaged through its subsidiaries in a variety of nonparticipating ordinary life insurance products, supplemental health insurance products and Annuity products.

Current Price $78.94 Mkt Cap $8.4B
Open $80.67 P/E Ratio 11.60
Prev. Close $79.25 Div. (Yield) $0.71 (0.9%)
Daily Range $78.54 - $80.91 Volume 210,735
52-Wk Range $56.74 - $111.43 Avg. Daily Vol. 707,271

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Top NYSE:TMK Bull/Bear Pitches

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samedi1234 (37.35)
Submitted August 05, 2007

This is the closest a publicly traded insurance stock gets to being a franchise, along with AFLAC. It's very similar to GEICO in that it has a very low expense ratio; it has a quasi-monopoly due to its sales to unions and other organizations; and if… More

CrazyAssAdam (21.12)
Submitted October 11, 2007

Eventually, the bigger companies such as Prudential, NY Life, NW Mutual, and AIG(plus others I am sure I missed) will crush them. I can't see them doing better than keeping up with inflation, give or take .5%

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Member Avatar tiomiguel (41.42) Submitted: 10/6/2018 5:09:54 PM : Outperform Start Price: $86.62 NYSE:TMK Score: -5.04

Consistent revenue and EPS growth, slow & steady price increase, and the business is the very definition of an under-the-radar "boring" Peter Lynch stock.

Plus, Torchmark has been around for *118 years* -- think about all that it has weathered (two world wars, the Great Depression, Korea, Vietnam, 1987 Black Monday, tech-bubble burst, 9/11, etc., etc.).

Oh yeah, this dude named Warren Buffett likes it too ...

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Member Avatar Sparke303 (67.16) Submitted: 9/16/2016 5:59:28 PM : Outperform Start Price: $62.61 NYSE:TMK Score: -2.39

Boring insurance helps to anchor your portfolio with regular dividends and minimal volatility. This one's especially well situated.

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Member Avatar GinaSB (55.77) Submitted: 8/19/2011 9:46:36 PM : Outperform Start Price: $22.36 NYSE:TMK Score: +127.92

As a former insurance actuary, I like:

(1) A business model in which the company serves identified niches for life insurance, where it costs less to acquire new business compared to competitors, providing a healthier profit margin.

(2) A strategy of reducing it's emphasis on its health insurance business, thus focusing on what it writes well - life insurance.

(3) Turning an underwriting profit which reduces TMK's need to rely fully on investment income to offset insurance losses.

(4) Strong management which owns a healthy stake in the TMK

(5) Low debt to equity (0.2), ROE = 13.6 surpasses industry, 3 year avg EPS growth surpasses industry, P/B = 1.0, P/E TTM = 7.6 , selling at 16% discount to Morningstar's recently reduced fair value.

Projected dividend is 1.4%. I think this company is a keeper.

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erturlib

erturlib (< 20) Score: +669.97

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erturlib < 20 3/4/2009 Outperform 3Y $8.01 +1,000.42% +330.46% +669.97 0 Comment
Sayder 23.66 3/12/2009 Outperform 5Y $8.92 +887.92% +314.63% +573.30 0 Comment
wriggs77 82.90 3/16/2009 Outperform NS $9.33 +844.30% +305.22% +539.08 0 Comment
CMAndersonJr 60.39 4/15/2009 Outperform 3Y $11.64 +656.87% +269.31% +387.57 1 Comment
jssmock 91.96 2/9/2009 Outperform 3Y $12.16 +624.23% +258.60% +365.63 0 Comment
ValueMrk 96.21 11/24/2008 Outperform 5Y $12.13 +626.18% +283.76% +342.42 1 Comment
groteth 51.65 5/7/2009 Outperform 5Y $13.45 +555.22% +232.90% +322.32 0 Comment
acetrader09 84.56 7/6/2009 Outperform 1Y $13.68 +544.09% +246.19% +297.90 0 Comment
demoledor 26.94 5/13/2009 Outperform 1Y $14.09 +525.32% +245.04% +280.28 1 Comment
theMovement < 20 5/15/2009 Outperform 3Y $14.34 +514.45% +246.47% +267.98 0 Comment

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