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Earnings Preview: Reinsurance Group


Reinsurance Group (NYSE: RGA) announces its next round of earnings Monday. Here is Benzinga's everything-that-matters guide for today's Q4 earnings announcement.

Earnings and Revenue

Wall Street analysts see Reinsurance Group reporting earnings of $2.84 on sales of $3.18 billion.

In the same quarter last year, Reinsurance Group reported EPS of $2.63 on revenue of $3.06 billion. If the company were to match the current consensus estimate when it reports, sales would be have grown 3.62 percent from the same quarter last year.

Reinsurance Group's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past like this:


Quarter Q3 2017 Q2 2017 Q1 2017 Q4 2016
EPS Estimate 2.6 2.48 2.16 2.52
EPS Actual 3.44 2.95 1.86 2.63


Q4 EPS Estimate: $2.84
Q4 Revenues Estimate: $3 billion

Stock Performance

Reinsurance Group's is trading around $161.34. Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 27 percent. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders can relax going into this earnings release. Long-term shareholders are already enjoying 12-month gains prior to the announcement.

Over the past 90 days, analysts have generally adjusted their estimates higher for EPS and revenues. Analysts generally rate Reinsurance Group stock as Neutral. The strength of this rating has maintained conviction over the past three months.


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