Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (HIG)

0.13 0.25
Prev Close 51.11
Open 51.12
Day Low/High 50.66 / 51.72
52 Wk Low/High 40.54 / 56.13
Volume 1.70M
Exchange NYSE
Shares Outstanding 360.74B
Market Cap 18.36B
Div & Yield N.A. (N.A)

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Buy Levels

Here are some of my individual buy levels of stocks that I want to add to or reestablish on weakness: * $157.50 * $1625 * $1150 * $42 * $55 * $46 * $46.50 * $182.50 * $31 * $40 * $23 * $65 * $16.75 * $35 * $27.75 * $60 * $95 * $48 * $87.50 Note: Lon...

Where I Stand

* In the last week I have reduced gross longs, added to gross shorts * And I have increased my overall net short exposure I have recently reduced my from large- to medium-sized. Additionally, with the recent liquidation of (CBS) , (JPM) , (KHC) and ...

Where I Stand (Part Deux)

* Further reducing gross longs * And increasing my overall net short exposure I have also moved my position from large-sized to medium-sized. (And I plan to stay there.) With the recent liquidation of ,  , and longs, profit taking in a substantial a...

Buy Hartford, It May Pay

Hartford Financial Services Group had a good beat to expected and consensus fourth-quarter earnings last week. I am, however, beginning to see some modest price competition in some commercial lines. Not enough to be concerned about yet, but certainl...

Jiggy HIG

Hartford Financial   jiggy today after the earnings beat. Still going through the release and the conference call. Back with my analysis by Thursday.

Liking This Action

I really like the pin action in a number of my core longs: , , , , (as expected off of the strength), , , , and . and , not so much! Note: Long GS (large), BAC (large), C (large), WFC (large), JPM (large), DWDP (large), HIG (large), CBS, M (small), ...

Some Portfolio Adjustments in the Last Few Days

* I have sized up a number of individual longs during the market's recent weakness I have moved from medium-sized to large-sized in the following longs: , , , and . I have moved from small-sized to medium-sized in the following longs: and . I curren...

Like What I'm Seeing From HIG, DWDP

My two January bounce candidates, Hartford Financial Services Group and DowDuPont , are up 8% from the recent lows.

2 Nice Moves

Two recent adds - and - are making very nice moves for the second day in a row (albeit from low levels). Two good candidates for a January or late December bounce, me thinkst.  

Favorite Tax Loss Selling Stocks

My two favorite tax loss selling (for a January rebound) stocks remain and . HIG is +2.5% (from low levels) on the day in a sea of market red. KHC is flat.

Adding to KHC, HIG

Two tax loss rebound candidates for January might be and . I am adding small to both. I will have more analysis next week.

Adding to HIG, CBS

Added to and on morning weakness.

My 7 Latest Bids

I just entered the following bids: * at $15.60 * at $57.25 * at $43.75 * at $138 * at $53.65 * at $47 * at $50.90

Where I Live on the Buy Side

In response to emails, I am a buyer of Square at $64, Twitter at $32, DowDuPont at $56, banks (down 2-3% from current levels), Facebook at $133, 3M MMM at $198-$199, VanEck Vectors Vietnam ETF (at current levels), Hartford Financial Services Group $...

Pray For Me

Following the precipitous drop in the indices on Monday and Tuesday (and the ensuing "adjustment" in my calculation of reward v. risk), recent adds and new positions late yesterday and this morning (all longs, no shorts) include: , , , , , , , and .

I Am Poised to Move Back to a Large Short Position

As the market broke down late last month I penned a column, "A Contrarian's Thoughts" (while I unemotionally took on a number of trading long rentals based on the expectation of a possible rally in the S&P Index towards 2800-2850):  "The pessimism i...

A Shopping List of Possible Buys

I am not making a long purchase today.  But if you don't share my ursine market view I would consider the following at current prices: , , all banks ( , , and ), retail ( and ), and .

Margarita Time!

Today I covered a lot of ground in my Diary. I hope it was value added. I had several action recommendations including a new short recommendation (Square ) and a thought piece on banks (and why I plan to be a buyer on the lackluster quarterly report...

A HIG Rally?

I have been emphasizing as a potential buy based on higher interest rates (and low share price relative to my calculus of a much higher intrinsic value) over the last 1-2 weeks. The shares of this conservative insurer look like they might have begun...

Today's Trades

I added to longs: (at $28.17), (at $63.53) and (at $49.76). No shorts were put on.

Adding to HIG

Hartford Financial has lagged other financials that also benefit from higher interest rates. The stock has recently been upgraded by a brokerage and, in my mind, is a conservative way to 'play' rising interest rates. I added to this name this mornin...

3 Cheap Names I Really Like, Plus Shorting More SPY

* HIG, CMCSA and CBS are three cheap and relatively conservative stocks in an overvalued market. This morning KeyBank raised its Comcast price target from $38 to $45. The analyst expects cable to beat consensus expectations, thus providing a thrust ...

At the Bandstand

"Music is the soundtrack of life." - Dick Clark After some early buying, stocks closed near their lows today. FANG pulled off a revival led by a robust rise in Amazon and a good move in Google . Chip stocks got slammed again. Autos were bludgeoned.....

Adding to Some Longs, Upping My Comcast Bid

Adding further to the following longs: Hartford Financial Services Group , Twitter and DowDuPont . I am raising my Comcast bid to $35.25. (more on the company later in the day). That said, I remain in a sizeable net short exposure -- at the highest ...

Gettin' HIG-gy With It

I have been buying Hartford Financial Services Group  recently as it met my buy level. This morning B. Riley FBR raised their price target (from $55 to $60) and increased their 2020E EPS by four percent (to $5.30) and raised their "sum of the parts"...

Don't Follow (or Trade/Invest in) the Shiny Object Called Tilray

* Tilray is now a sideshow of classic speculative activity - it will likely end badly * Neither go short nor go long * Ignore TLRY and move on, it's a distraction and you may miss other opportunities Henry: (narrating) "And then there was Jimmy Two ...

Absolutely Absurd!

This is absolutely absurd and consistent with an increasingly irrational and speculative market: Today Tilray has a market cap of over $20 billion. This compares to Western Digital at $17.5 billion, Hartford Financial at $18 billion, to Kellogg at $...

My Book

Here is a list of the positions I own (long and short) that have been mentioned in my Diary: Longs: puts, large, small, , small, , large, , small, , , small, large, calls, TWTR large, small Shorts: SPY calls, SPY Large, , small, tagends, small, smal...