Worth Watching News for Traders: FGL Holdings (NYSE:FG)

On Wednesday FGL Holdings (NYSE:FG) stock rose 0.11% and closed at 9.07. The stock opened the session at $9 and touched its highest price point at $9.17. Its recent trading capacity is 1188102 shares versus to its average trading volume of 2161741 shares. The company’s stock’s lowest price point for the session stood at $8.96. FG traded as low as $ 5.93 in the past 52 weeks, and shares hit its peak level to $9.87.

On Nov. 6, 2019, FGL Holdings (NYSE:FG) a leading provider of annuities and life insurance, disclosed financial results for the third quarter of 2019.

Net income available to common shareholders for the third quarter of 2019 was $58 million, or $0.26 per diluted common share, compared to net income for the third quarter of 2018 of $49 million, or $0.23 per diluted common share.

Adjusted operating income (AOI)1 available to common shareholders for the third quarter of 2019 was $79 million, or $0.36 per diluted common share, compared to AOI for the third quarter of 2018 of $62 million, or $0.29 per diluted common share.

Key Highlights:

  • 27 percent growth in AOI, driven by increased net investment spread, growth in the business, and favorability related to the Company’s annual assumption review and tax benefit; 13 percent growth in AOI excluding notable items
  • Strong profitability driving a stable adjusted operating ROE1 in the high teens
  • 24 percent increase in year-to-date total annuity sales to $2,972 million, including a 5 percent year over year decrease in total annuity sales to $797 million in the third quarter, as expected
  • Average assets under management were $27 billion on a year-to-date basis, up 6 percent from net new business asset flows
  • On November 5, 2019, Fitch Ratings (Fitch) upgraded the financial strength ratings of F&G’s primary operating companies to ‘BBB+’ from ‘BBB’, reflecting the Company’s strong performance and estimated risk-based capital ratio of approximately 475 percent
  • John Fleurant is appointed as Chief Financial Officer for FGL Holdings, effective November 11, 2019

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