Zurich Insurance Group

Zurich Insurance Group is a multi-line insurance company. Co. provides a range of general insurance and life insurance products and services, serving individuals, small businesses, and mid-sized and large companies, including multinational corporations, in more than 170 countries. Co.'s business segments include: General Insurance, which provides property and casualty insurance and services, risk insights; Global Life, which provides protection, savings and investment solutions; and Farmers, which provides management services related to property and casualty insurance.
  • TickerZURN
  • ISINCH0011075394
  • ExchangeSix Swiss Exchange
  • SectorNonlife Insurance
  • CountrySwitzerland
Olivier Pauchaut

SECTOR UPDATE | Financials & Fintech Insurance:When solvency goes, everything goes!

The quick and decisive action taken by central banks prevented a financial crisis that would have destroyed solvency margins for insurance and reinsurance groups, thereby allowing them to focus on the health crisis (insured costs) and the economic crisis (decline in insurable assets, investment losses). While the impacts are expected to be hefty, they should remain in the realm of an earnings event (impact of 15-35% on earnings initially expected for 2020, and probably some overspill into 2021), admittedly painful but manageable, and without becoming a solvency event (limited impact of 1-4% of...

ZURICH INSURANCE GP.AG sees an upgrade to Slightly Positive due to a better fundamental star rating

The general evaluation of ZURICH INSURANCE GP.AG (CH), a company active in the Full Line Insurance industry, has been upgraded by the independent financial analyst theScreener with the addition of a star. Its fundamental valuation now shows 3 out of 4 possible stars while its market behaviour can be considered as moderately risky. theScreener believes that the additional star(s) merits the upgrade of its general evaluation to Slightly Positive. As of the analysis date June 5, 2020, the closing price was CHF 350.50 and its potential was estimated at CHF 368.03.

Benoit Valleaux ...
  • Roland Pfaender,MBA,CFA,CCRA

ODDO : What can we learn from the publication of Q1 results?

Insurers have registered the initial impacts of the crisis in Q1 but we note the resilience of operating profitability, whilst solvency margins, albeit down, remain solid. The effects of the crisis are likely to impact Q2 results, but not significantly the outlook for 2021-2022 results. The sector is currently trading at attractive valuation multiples in view of its fundamentals. - >Q1 operating profit in line with forecasts - Insurers have reported solid results, give...

Benoit Valleaux ...
  • Roland Pfaender,MBA,CFA,CCRA

ODDO : Quels enseignements peut-on tirer de la publication des résultats du T1 ?

Les assureurs ont enregistré les premiers effets de la crise au T1, mais on note une bonne résistance de la rentabilité opérationnelle, alors que les marges de solvabilité, bien qu’en baisse, restent solides. Les effets de la crise impacteront les résultats du T2, mais relativement peu les perspectives de résultat 2021/2022. Le secteur se traite actuellement à des multiples de valorisation attractifs au regard de ses fondamentaux. - >Les RO du T1 ont été conformes aux atte...

Zurich Insurance Group AG: 1 director sold

A director at Zurich Insurance Group AG sold 6,125 shares at 281.025CHF and the significance rating of the trade was 100/100. Is that information sufficient for you to make an investment decision? This report gives details of those trades and adds context and analysis to them such that you can judge whether these trading decisions are ones worth following. Included in the report is a detailed share price chart which plots discretionary trades by all the company's directors over the last two years clearly showing Close periods where trading activity is restricted under listing rules. The na...

Dave Nicoski ...
  • Ross LaDuke

Vermilion Int'l Compass: Global Equity Strategy

Europe & the UK remain in focus The MSCI ACWI ex-U.S. is breaking topside its nearly 14-month downtrend and above key resistance. The move is being fueled by improvements throughout most of Europe and the UK, along with strength in China over the past 2-3 months. We believe these positive developments are supportive of higher equity prices moving forward. As a result of these and several other observations highlighted below, our outlook on global equities is positive. • Europe & the UK. As has been the case over the last several weeks, a major focus of ours within global equities (ex-U.S.) h...

Jérôme VINERIER

Short term view - ZURICH INSUR : The background trend is clearly bullish.

The background trend is clearly bullish. Prices are still making progress but there is less power in the movement. The next resistance is at CHF 320.00. Breaking below the support at CHF 288.90 would invalidate the trend.

Jérôme VINERIER

Analyse court terme - ZURICH INSUR : La tendance de fond est clairement orientée à la hausse.

La tendance de fond est clairement orientée à la hausse. Les cours progressent encore, mais le mouvement montre moins de puissance. La prochaine résistance est à 320,00 CHF. La rupture du support à 288,90 CHF invaliderait cette tendance.

Matthieu DRIOL

Short term view - ZURICH INSUR : The background trend is clearly bullish.

The background trend is clearly bullish. Prices are still making progress but there is less power in the movement. The next resistance is at CHF 306.40. Breaking below the support at CHF 290.20 would invalidate the trend.

Matthieu DRIOL

Analyse court terme - ZURICH INSUR : La tendance de fond est clairement orientée à la hausse.

La tendance de fond est clairement orientée à la hausse. Les cours progressent encore, mais le mouvement montre moins de puissance. La prochaine résistance est à 306,40 CHF. La rupture du support à 290,20 CHF invaliderait cette tendance.

Zurich Insurance Group AG: 1 director sold

A director at Zurich Insurance Group AG sold 6,125 shares at 281.025CHF and the significance rating of the trade was 100/100. Is that information sufficient for you to make an investment decision? This report gives details of those trades and adds context and analysis to them such that you can judge whether these trading decisions are ones worth following. Included in the report is a detailed share price chart which plots discretionary trades by all the company's directors over the last two years clearly showing Close periods where trading activity is restricted under listing rules. The na...

Olivier Pauchaut

SECTOR UPDATE | Financials & Fintech Insurance:When solvency goes, everything goes!

The quick and decisive action taken by central banks prevented a financial crisis that would have destroyed solvency margins for insurance and reinsurance groups, thereby allowing them to focus on the health crisis (insured costs) and the economic crisis (decline in insurable assets, investment losses). While the impacts are expected to be hefty, they should remain in the realm of an earnings event (impact of 15-35% on earnings initially expected for 2020, and probably some overspill into 2021), admittedly painful but manageable, and without becoming a solvency event (limited impact of 1-4% of...

Benoit Valleaux ...
  • Roland Pfaender,MBA,CFA,CCRA

ODDO : What can we learn from the publication of Q1 results?

Insurers have registered the initial impacts of the crisis in Q1 but we note the resilience of operating profitability, whilst solvency margins, albeit down, remain solid. The effects of the crisis are likely to impact Q2 results, but not significantly the outlook for 2021-2022 results. The sector is currently trading at attractive valuation multiples in view of its fundamentals. - >Q1 operating profit in line with forecasts - Insurers have reported solid results, give...

Benoit Valleaux ...
  • Roland Pfaender,MBA,CFA,CCRA

ODDO : Quels enseignements peut-on tirer de la publication des résultats du T1 ?

Les assureurs ont enregistré les premiers effets de la crise au T1, mais on note une bonne résistance de la rentabilité opérationnelle, alors que les marges de solvabilité, bien qu’en baisse, restent solides. Les effets de la crise impacteront les résultats du T2, mais relativement peu les perspectives de résultat 2021/2022. Le secteur se traite actuellement à des multiples de valorisation attractifs au regard de ses fondamentaux. - >Les RO du T1 ont été conformes aux atte...

Benoit Valleaux

Zurich Insurance : The group quantifies the anticipated claims charge for COVID-19

>Increase in the price of P&C insurance in Q1 - Yesterday morning, Zurich Insurance published its Q1 2020 top line performance and reported elements regarding its exposure to COVID-19 as well as its balance sheet. Revenues at P&C insurance were up 7% l-f-l to $ 9,678m (+5% reported), with an average price increase of 5% worldwide, of which +12% in North America vs +10% in Q4 2019 and +7% for FY 2019). New business value in life insurance were down by 10% l-f-l to $ 9...

Benoit Valleaux

Zurich Insurance : Le groupe quantifie la charge de sinistres attendue au titre de COVID-19

>Hausses de prix en assurance dommages au T1 - Zurich Insurance a publié hier matin ses revenus du T1 2020 et a communiqué des éléments sur son exposition à la COVID-19 ainsi que son bilan. Les revenus en assurance dommages ont augmenté de 7% à données comparables à 9 678 M$ (+5% en publié), avec une hausse moyenne des prix de 5% dans le monde, dont +12% en Amérique du Nord (vs +10% au T4 2019 et +7% en année pleine 2019). Le volume d’affaires nouvelles en assurance v...

Marnik Hinnekens

TP ICAP - Europe - Morning CreditUpdate 29/11/2019 - Zurich Insurance - EN

Zurich Insurance (O/P): A Targeted Acquisition, But No Interest In Major Cross Border Mergers Société Générale (O/P): Plans To Raise €120bn For Energy Transition (2019-2023) CNH Industrial (O/P): Announces A €300m Bond Tender Offer Louis Dreyfus (M/P): Will Overhaul Its Operations And Cut Costs Grupo Antolin (U/P) - 9M-19: Operating Income of €89m (-19.5%) Matterhorn Telecom - 9M-19: EBITDA of CHF385m (+7.4%) Petrobras (M/P): Plans To Reduce Its Net Debt / EBITDA ratio

Marnik Hinnekens

TP ICAP - Europe - Morning CreditUpdate 07/11/2019 - Crédit Agricole, Teva - FR

TP ICAP - Europe - Morning CreditUpdate 07/11/2019 - Crédit Agricole, Teva - FR

Jean-Christophe Dourret

Zurich Insurance Group : Zurich Insurance - 31 May 2018

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Jean-Christophe Dourret

Zurich Insurance Group : Zurich Insurance - 31 mai 2018

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Ahmed Ben Salem ...
  • Anis Zgaya
  • Benoit Valleaux
  • Emmanuel Matot
  • Florent Laroche-Joubert
  • Jean Sassus
  • Louis Boujard, CFA
  • Philippe Ourpatian
  • Steven Gould
  • Sylvain Goyon, CFA

ODDO BHF SECURITIES MORNING NEWS – DETAILED COMMENTS 05/15/2020

After our attempt to establish a sector hierarchy last week, we now adopt an approach using a comparable methodology (speed of revision, performance price / revisions relative to the market, earnings yield/risk-free rate spread) to that of Stoxx 600 stocks. We present a list of 64 stocks combining high scores and a Buy rating from ODDO BHF analysts and a list of stocks to sell, comprising 33 names with a low score and a Reduce rating. The appendix outlines the ranking of all the Stoxx...

Ahmed Ben Salem ...
  • Anis Zgaya
  • Benoit Valleaux
  • Emmanuel Matot
  • Florent Laroche-Joubert
  • Jean Sassus
  • Louis Boujard, CFA
  • Philippe Ourpatian
  • Steven Gould
  • Sylvain Goyon, CFA

ODDO BHF SECURITIES MORNING NEWS – COMMENTAIRES DETAILLES 15/05/2020

Après notre tentative de hiérarchisation sectorielle la semaine passée, nous nous attaquons maintenant, en utilisant une méthodologie comparable (vitesse de révision, performance prix / révisions relative au marché, spread Earnings Yield taux sans risque) à celle des valeurs du Stoxx 600. Nous présentons une liste de 64 valeurs combinant scores élevés et recommandation à l’Achat des analystes d’ODDO BHF ainsi qu’une liste de ventes, comprenant 33 titres à score faible et recommandatio...

Benoit Valleaux ...
  • Charles Lepetitpas
  • Christophe Chaput
  • Christophe-Raphaël Ganet
  • Fatma Agnès Hamdani
  • Florent Laroche-Joubert
  • Jerôme Bodin
  • Nicolas Thorez
  • Nicolas David
  • Roland Pfaender,MBA,CFA,CCRA

ODDO BHF Small & MIDCAP MORNING NEWS - 04/17/2020

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are massive on the hotel/leisure sector (2020e EPS forecast down 41%). They undermine the weakest players. Our preference henceforth goes to the most resilient business models and the most solid balance sheets; Advantage Accor and Whitbread. - ...

Alain William ...
  • Antoine Boivin-Champeaux
  • Benoit Valleaux
  • Christophe-Raphaël Ganet
  • Florent Laroche-Joubert
  • Jean Danjou
  • Jerôme Bodin
  • Johanna Jourdain
  • Louis Boujard, CFA
  • Matthias Desmarais
  • Olfa Taamallah
  • Philippe Ourpatian
  • Pierre Tegner
  • Roland Pfaender,MBA,CFA,CCRA
  • Yan Derocles

ODDO BHF SECURITIES MORNING NEWS – DETAILED COMMENTS 04/17/2020

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are massive on the hotel/leisure sector (2020e EPS forecast down 41%). They undermine the weakest players. Our preference henceforth goes to the most resilient business models and the most solid balance sheets; Advantage Accor and Whitbread. Cf. report published last evening. - ...

Benoit Valleaux ...
  • Charles Lepetitpas
  • Christophe Chaput
  • Fatma Agnès Hamdani
  • Florent Laroche-Joubert
  • Jerôme Bodin
  • Nicolas Thorez
  • Nicolas David
  • Roland Pfaender,MBA,CFA,CCRA

ODDO BHF Small & MIDCAP MORNING NEWS - 17/04/2020

Les impacts de la pandémie du COVID-19 sont colossaux sur le secteur de l’hôtellerie/loisirs (BPA 2020 attendus en baisse de 41%). Ils mettent à mal les acteurs les plus fragiles. Nous privilégions désormais les business models les plus résilients et les bilans les plus solides : avantage à Accor et Whitbread. Cf. étude publiée hier soir. - ...

ZURICH INSURANCE GP.AG sees an upgrade to Slightly Positive due to a better fundamental star rating

The general evaluation of ZURICH INSURANCE GP.AG (CH), a company active in the Full Line Insurance industry, has been upgraded by the independent financial analyst theScreener with the addition of a star. Its fundamental valuation now shows 3 out of 4 possible stars while its market behaviour can be considered as moderately risky. theScreener believes that the additional star(s) merits the upgrade of its general evaluation to Slightly Positive. As of the analysis date June 5, 2020, the closing price was CHF 350.50 and its potential was estimated at CHF 368.03.

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Zurich Insurance Group – Proxinvest Corporate Governance Rating ® : B

Proxinvest Corporate Governance Rating ® helps investors integrate governance into their investment decision and identify governance risks and opportunities within their portfolio. Proxinvest Corporate Governance Rating ® Service rates European issuers through the analysis of four main themes : Ownership & Shareholder rights, Board & Committees, Audit & Process, Remuneration. Each theme is rated taking into account several comprehensive sub-categories. Our unique two-step process to achieve each rating includes a first step quantitative valuation and a second step qualitative filter...

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