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TMCNet:  Aflac is Among the Companies in the Life & Health Insurance Industry With the Highest Return on Equity (AFL, TMK, UNM, LNC, PFG)

[February 14, 2013]

Aflac is Among the Companies in the Life & Health Insurance Industry With the Highest Return on Equity (AFL, TMK, UNM, LNC, PFG)

Feb 14, 2013 (SmarTrend(R) News Watch via COMTEX) -- Below are the three companies in the Life & Health Insurance industry with the highest return on equity. The ROE is a general indication of the company's efficiency; investors usually look for companies with ROEs that are high and are growing.Aflac ranks highest with a ROE of 19.4%. Following is Torchmark with a ROE of 12.3%. Unum Group ranks third highest with a ROE of 10.4%.

Lincoln National follows with a ROE of 8.9%, and Principal Financial Group rounds out the top five with a ROE of 8.0%.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of Principal Financial Group on December 5th, 2012 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $27.80. Since that recommendation, shares of Principal Financial Group have risen 13.2%. We continue to monitor Principal Financial Group for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

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