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April 29, 2013 at 10:55 AM EDT
Today’s Research on PRU, ING, MET, MFC, and TMK

StockCall.com Provides Stock Research on Prudential Financial Inc., ING Groep NV, MetLife Inc., Manulife Financial Corp., and Torchmark Corp.

New York City, New York -- (April 29, 2013)

With interest rates at record low levels, life insurance companies have been facing significant challenges. The financial crisis of 2009 also led to major changes on the regulatory front. For life insurance companies such as Prudential Financial Inc. (NYSE: PRU), ING Groep N.V. (NYSE: ING), MetLife Inc. (NYSE: MET), Manulife Financial Corporation (NYSE: MFC), and Torchmark Corporation (NYSE: TMK) the key will be to adapt to the changing market dynamics, and boost their presence in emerging markets, which are expected to be the key growth drivers going forward. Life insurance stocks ended mostly lower in trading on Friday, as the broad market struggled after investors digested first quarter U.S. GDP data.StockCall professionals have completed their technical analysis on PRU, ING, MET, MFC, and TMK and these free reports are accessible by registering at


Shares of Prudential Financial Inc. edged lower in trading on Friday; however, the losses were limited. The stock closed 0.15% lower at $59.25 on volume of 1.87 million. Despite the pullback, Prudential Financial’s shares have gained more than 2.20% in the last three sessions. Year-to-date, the stock has gained nearly 12%, compared to a gain of 11.10% for the S&P 500. The company’s shares crossed above their 50-day moving average last week, which is a bullish signal. The upbeat trend is further confirmed by the stock’s MACD chart.Sign up for the free technical research on PRU at


ING Groep N.V.’s shares edged higher on Friday, extending their gains from previous trading sessions. The stock closed 0.62% higher at $8.17 on volume of 2.33 million, taking its gains in the last three sessions to over 2.70%. Despite the recent gains, the stock has fallen nearly 14% so far in 2013. However, ING Groep’s shares have just crossed above their 50-day moving average which is a bullish signal. The stock’s MACD is above the signal line, and has also crossed above the signal line which further confirms the positive trend.Be sure to read our latest technical research on ING by registering at


Shares of MetLife Inc. slipped in Friday’s session, reversing some of its gains from earlier in the week. The stock ended the day 0.98% lower at $38.53 on volume of 4.38 million. Despite the drop, the stock has gained nearly 2.10% in the last three trading sessions. MetLife’s shares have gained more than 17.50% so far in 2013, outperforming the S&P 500. The stock is still trading more than 5.40% below its 52-week high. Its MACD has crossed above the signal line and the zero-line, which is a bullish signal.Sign up and read the complimentary report on MET at


Shares of Manulife Financial Corporation ended marginally lower on Friday. The stock ended the day 0.35% lower at $14.34 on volume of 1.36 million. Shares of MFC have underperformed the broad market this far this year, gaining nearly 6.50%. The stock is currently trading below its 50-day moving average, which is a negative signal.The free report on MFC can be downloaded by signing up now at


Torchmark Corporation shares ended marginally lower on Friday. The stock traded between $60.95 and $61.68 before finishing the day 0.18% lower at $61.31 on volume of 393,841. The company’s shares are currently trading close to their 52-week high of $61.74. Year-to-date, the stock has gained more than 19.30%. The stock’s MACD chart is currently giving bullish signals.Free report on TMK can be accessed by registering at


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