The Allstate Corp. (ALL)

100.44
1.40 1.50
NYSE : Finance
Prev Close 99.00
Open 100.25
Day Low/High 99.71 / 100.91
52 Wk Low/High 64.13 / 125.92
Volume 1.67M
Avg Volume 2.47M
Exchange NYSE
Shares Outstanding 314.12M
Market Cap 31.12B
EPS 14.20
P/E Ratio N/A
Div & Yield 2.16 (2.09%)
Cramer: Top 10 Bull Markets Right Now

Cramer: Top 10 Bull Markets Right Now

Bull market number one, perhaps of all time: the financials.

Allstate's Rally Is in Good Hands

Allstate's Rally Is in Good Hands

The insurance company's shares have a potential upside price objective of $91.

Attention Bears: AIG May Be Ripe for the Picking

Attention Bears: AIG May Be Ripe for the Picking

It only feels like a matter of time before AIG breaks down under support at $65.

Allstate downgraded at Credit Suisse

Progressive, Allstate Among the Insurance Stocks to Watch in 2017, Says S&P Capital IQ

Progressive, Allstate Among the Insurance Stocks to Watch in 2017, Says S&P Capital IQ

Uber, Lyft and the development of self-driving cars will be disruptive for the auto insurance industry, according to an analyst at CFRA.

Cramer: Chicago Beats Cleveland, and I Don't Mean the World Series

Cramer: Chicago Beats Cleveland, and I Don't Mean the World Series

I'm talking about head-to-head comparisons of companies.

Pet Insurer Trupanion Is No Dog

Pet Insurer Trupanion Is No Dog

Stock soars 138% over 12 months as U.S. pet-insurance sector grows.

Insurance Stocks: Trouble With the (Yield) Curve

Insurance Stocks: Trouble With the (Yield) Curve

Investors may finally be catching up to it.

My Takeaways and Observations

I started the day with an opening missive that outlined my negative market thesis in The Bizarro Investment World.  I followed up with a statement that I am long so much ProShares UltraShort S&P 500 ETF (SDS) that I feel like an anarchist.  Today wa...

Today's Takeaways and Observations (Early Edition)

Today's Takeaways and Observations (Early Edition) It's been another win for the bulls so far in the session, with the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) higher at last check after being down 85 cents earlier today. I started the day underscoring the "Top 10 Re...

All Out of Allstate

I've eliminated my long of Allstate (ALL). The stock has risen to $65 from its recent low of around $56, so the risk-vs.-reward quotient no longer looks attractive.

Charts Give Assurance that Allstate Can Rally

Charts Give Assurance that Allstate Can Rally

The low $70s is our upside target.

My Takeaways and Observations

If I had to guess, today's sharp rally was a function of monthly inflows, technical breakouts and programs. But it is only a guess. However, you will watch in the business media all the talking heads who liked yesterday's market and purchased opport...

Buying Allstate and Hartford Financial

I added to two lagging financials today: Allstate (ALL) and Hartford Financial (HIG). However, any further strength in life insurance will lead me to reshort Lincoln National (LNC) and MetLife (MET).

My Outlook for the Market's Major Sectors (Part 1)

"Yellen is wrong -- and she has a lot of company. It is an amazing reality that, among economists, the faith in the possibility of endless expansions has survived the 2008-2009 financial crisis and the Great Recession. What history teaches is disqui...

Takeaways and Observations

My thoughts as we enter the last half-hour of trading: "Who's on First?"  -- damned if I know! The market trended higher from the get go. Machines and algos in full gear. At 230 p.m. ET the S&P was at its high, with a gain of  nearly 35 handles on l...

My Takeaways and Observations

This might be the most hated market rally in months.  As I have been commenting, we got deeply oversold, support held and machines/algos did the rest! The typical correlation between SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) and the inverse iShares 20+ Year Treasury B...

Today's Takeaways and Observations

Chuck (Judge Smails) thoroughly embarrassed me into making a day's end post, noting that when I was younger I had the energy to still complete Takeaways. He went on to write that my current age is slowing me down. I know (hope!) you were kidding and...

My Current Take on the Market

I remain bearish and net short as we get ready for another trading week to begin. I recently substituted my short of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) with out-of-the-money SPY puts. This strategy increases my delta and short exposure as stocks fall, which...

Today's Takeaways and Observations

Is it Friday yet? The market is almost unplayable for most. A crude reversal likely was the catalyst for the turnaround, as quants ran on board the train from the morning lows. As I mentioned this morning, there is little edge or trend right now. If...

Putting Hartford Financial on My 'Best Long Ideas' List

I'm adding Hartford Financial Services (HIG) to my "Best Long Ideas" list at $39.12 a share. I continue to view this insurer as a potential takeover target, and recall that Ace paid a 30% premium for Chubb. Potential HIG bidders could include Allsta...

Today's Takeaways and Observations (Early Edition)

I have about a two-hour conference call shortly on a potential "home-run" stock that I've been working on for a month, so I'm delivering today's Takeaways and Observations earlier than usual. Here they are: I think a confluence of: 1) a sell-off of ...

Five Also-Ran Surprises for 2016

Here are five runners-up to my 15 Surprises for 2016: Surprise No. 16: Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A, BRK.B) acquires Macy's (M). Surprise No. 17: Hovnanian Enterprises (HOV) files bankruptcy. Surprise No. 18: Subscriber growth resumes at Twitter (TWTR)...

15 Surprises for 2016 (Part Deux)

Here's the remainder of my 15 Surprises for 2016 (click here for part one). Again, these aren't "predictions" for 2016, but rather a list of potential events that have a reasonable chance of occurring. Again, I call them "possible improbable events"...

Allstate downgraded at William Blair

Allstate rated new Buy at Sterne Agee

Futures Edge Higher; To Hike or Not to Hike?

Futures Edge Higher; To Hike or Not to Hike?

That is the question.

Allstate upgraded at Deutsche

Stocks With Significant High Activity: the Last Four Groups

Stocks With Significant High Activity: the Last Four Groups

Some of the stocks listed here are rate hike winners.

The Trader Daily: When Doing Nothing Is Best

The Trader Daily: When Doing Nothing Is Best

At times like this, less -- a lot less -- is more.