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BRIEF-American Financial increases annual dividend
American Financial Group Inc(AFG): * American Financial Group Inc(AFG) increases annual dividend by 12%; twelfth consecutive year of dividend increases. * American Financial Group Inc (AFG) says has approved an increase in company's regular annual dividend from $1.25 to $1.40 per share of common stock Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:
American Financial Group hikes annual dividend by 12%
American Financial Group Inc. said late Wednesday its board approved a 12% annual dividend increase. The annual dividend rises to $1.40 a share from $1.25 a share, for a quarterly dividend of 35 cents a share beginning in October, American Financial Group said. Shares of American Financial Group were flat at $101.89 after hours.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
American Express to pay $96 million to consumers over discriminatory card terms
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - American Express will pay $96 million to consumers in Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories over discriminatory terms in its credit card agreements, according to the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
American Express to pay $96M to consumers over discriminatory card terms
American Express will pay $96 million to consumers in Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories over discriminatory terms in its credit card agreements, according to the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Decreasing life expectancy could benefit US businesses
U.S. mortality rates have stopped improving, so noticeably that large corporations are beginning to factor Americans’ earlier-than-expected deaths into financial forecasts.
AIG's stock rallies after profit beat
Shares of American International Group Inc. rallied 2.4% in after-hours trade Wednesday, after the insurance company reported a second-quarter profit that beat expectations. Net income rose fell to $1.13 billion, or $1.19 a share, from $1.91 billion, or $1.68 a share, in the same period a year ago. Excluding non-recurring items, adjusted earnings per share rose to $1.53 from $1.15, above the FactSet consensus of $1.20. Consolidated adjusted return on equity improved to 10.5% from 7.9%. Book value per share fell to $81.62 from $83.08, but was above expectations of $81.06. In commercial insurance, net premiums written fell 15%, while the combined ratio increased to 102.7 from 98.3 and operating revenue declined 2% to $5.98 billion. "While market conditions remain challenging, we are committed to disciplined underwriting and are focused on investing in profitable growth," said Chief Executive Brian Duperreault. AIG's stock has edged up 0.9% year to date through Wednesday's close, while the SPDR Financial Select Sector ETF has gained 8.9% and the S&P 500 has climbed 10.7%.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
Citigroup Said to Open Frankfurt Hub as Banks Consider Post-’Brexit’ Moves
The American bank is the latest financial company to announce plans to open a European Union outpost in preparation for a future after Britain leaves the bloc.
J.P. Morgan's Dimon says 'bad policies' stalling U.S. economic growth
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.'s outspoken CEO Jamie Dimon said the U.S. economy is being held in check by a lack of policy momentum in Washington D.C. that has failed to deliver a spate of pro-growth legislation that could help to boost an otherwise sluggish economy. "We have to focus on policy that is good for all Americans," Dimon said speaking Friday morning on a call with reportrs to discuss second-quarter earnings. Dimon said the inability to make headway on legislation is "holding us back and it is hurting the average American," he said. "It isn't a Republican issue, it is not a Democratic issue," he said. Dimon said U.S. gross domestic product has been accelerating at an annual rate of about 1.5% to 2% and said "bad policies" are to blame for this pace that is considered muted for an economy that is in the ninth year of recovering from a financial crisis. Dimon said continued gridlock may not further weigh on growth but said better policies could deliver a jolt higher to the economy. "We need infrastructure reform, we need regulatory reform." He declined to say whether President Donald Trump's administration was moving fast enough on those issues and called out the media for failing to call cover those issues. Shares of J.P. Morgan were trading 1.6% lower despite reporting second-quarter results that beat expectations, as investors focused on a trading slowdown. So far this year, J.P. Morgan's stock has gained 7.9%, while the S&P 500 index has risen 9.3% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average has climbed 9.1% over the same period.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
Fed posts banks' 'living wills,' gives AIG, Prudential more time
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. bank regulators on Wednesday posted plans submitted by eight of the nation’s largest banks for how they could be dissolved in a crisis and gave American International Group, Inc and Prudential Financial an extra year to submit their plans.
EMERGING MARKETS-LatAm stocks, currencies quiet as U.S. holiday curbs trading
By Bruno Federowski
SAO PAULO, July 4 (Reuters) - Latin American stocks and
currencies were little changed on Tuesday as a U.S. holiday
curbed trading volumes and kept many traders away, while lower
commodity prices weighed on demand for risky assets in the
U.S. financial markets were closed for the July Fourth
holiday, reducing market liquidity worldwide and leading many
investors to steer clear of big trades.
The Brazilian real and the Mexican peso were
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