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Best Performing Life Insurance Stocks of 2020

Updated Dec 31, 2020
Among the various stocks of the U.S.-listed companies belonging to the Life Insurance sector or business segment, which ones have been the front-runners in terms of generating the highest returns for the investors? Here is the following list comprising of those top 10 America-listed stocks of the 'Life Insurance' sector, industry or business segment (or index), which have generated the best returns in terms of price changes between the end of previous year and the date of writing.

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Top Life Insurance Stocks With Highest Returns

The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Life Insurance sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) CNO Financial Group, Inc. (CNO) 2) Kansas City Life Insurance Co (KCLI) 3) Atlantic American Corporation (AAME) 4) Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (RZB) 5) Primerica, Inc. (PRI)
 6) Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (RZA) 7) Sun Life Financial Inc. (SLF) 8) Independence Holding Company (IHC) 9) Prudential Public Limited Company (PUK) 10) Prudential Financial, Inc. (PRH)

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Performance of Top Life Insurance Stocks

Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:

CNO Financial

CNO Financial Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops, markets, and administers health insurance, annuity, individual life insurance, and other insurance products for senior and middle-income ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of CNO Financial.
The Indiana, IN-headquartered company CNO Financial Group, Inc. (CNO) is ranked number one among the best performing stocks of Life Insurance of 2020. The Finance sector business falls under the Accident and Health Insurance industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of CNO Financial has changed by 22.61 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $18.13 per share and year-to-date closing price of $22.23 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $2.74 billion to $3.09 billion during the same period. Along with Life Insurance, the company is also in the business of Finance, Accident and Health Insurance, Financial Services, Wilshire 5000, Russell 2000, Insurance, among other usual products and services. CNO Financial continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Kansas City Life Insurance

Kansas City Life Insurance Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a life insurance company in the United States. It operates through three segments: Individual Insurance, Group Insurance, and Old ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Kansas City Life Insurance.
Based on the market-cap change from $324.88 million to $367.97 million during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $33.55 per share to a price of $38 per share as of Dec 31, 2020, Kansas City Life Insurance Co (KCLI) was successful in generating YTD returns of 13.26 percentage. Standing at the number two rank in the top performing list of Life Insurance stocks, the Kansas City, MO-based Kansas City Life Insurance is categorized as the Insurance sub-sector business which falls under the larger Finance sector.

Atlantic American

Atlantic American Corporation, incorporated on January 4, 1968, is a holding company that operates through its subsidiaries in specialty markets within the life and health, and property and casualty insurance ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Atlantic American.
During the given months of the year 2020, Atlantic American Corporation (AAME) was successful in generating YTD returns of 10.64 percentage which helped it gain the number three spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2020 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the Georgia, GA-based Atlantic American closed at a price of $1.88 per share, while it traded at a price of $2.08 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $38.5 million to $42.46 million during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators. The company is classified under the Finance industry sector and further specialized as a Life Insurance sector business.

Reinsurance of America

Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (RGA), incorporated on December 31, 1992, is an insurance holding company. The Company provides traditional life and health reinsurance and financial solutions with operations in ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Reinsurance of America.
Rank number four in the coveted list is held by Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (RZB) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in Missouri, MO, the Finance sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Life Insurance. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of Reinsurance of America has so far gained 2.63 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $28.18 per share and year-to-date price of $28.92 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $9.91 billion to $10.17 billion.

Primerica

Primerica Inc. (Primerica), incorporated on October 26, 2009, is a distributor of financial products to middle-income households in the United States and Canada. The Company operates through three segments: Term ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Primerica.
At number five in the list of top stocks stands Primerica, Inc. (PRI), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $130.56 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $133.93 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. It translates to a change of 2.58 percentage. The Georgia, GA-headquartered Finance sector company also saw its market value change from $5.4 billion to $5.26 billion. The Life Insurance specialist also managed to outperform some of the major stock market indexes of which it is a part of. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

Reinsurance of America

Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (RGA), incorporated on December 31, 1992, is an insurance holding company. The Company provides traditional life and health reinsurance and financial solutions with operations in ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Reinsurance of America.
The Missouri, MO-based Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (RZA) belongs to the Finance sector and is categorized as a Life Insurance company. The stock of Reinsurance of America ended the previous year at a price of $27.73 per share. As of Dec 31, 2020, the stock price has reached $27.5 apiece, which indicates a change of -0.83 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Life Insurance for the year 2020 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $9.82 billion. It has now changed to $9.74 billion as of writing.

Sun Life Financial

Sun Life Financial Inc., a financial services company, provides insurance, wealth, and asset management solutions to individuals and corporate clients worldwide. The company operates through five segm ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Sun Life Financial.
The Canada-based Finance sector company Sun Life Financial Inc. (SLF) holds the number seven spot among the best performing stocks of the Life Insurance sector. Classified as the Life Insurance business, the stock price of Sun Life Financial ended the previous year at a price of $45.57 per share while it reached the level of $44.46 apiece as of Dec 31, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of -2.44%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $25.84 billion.

Independence Holding

Independence Holding Company (IHC), incorporated on April 23, 1980, is a holding company principally engaged in the life and health insurance business. The Companys segments include Medical Stop-Loss; Fully Insured ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Independence Holding.
Independence Holding Company (IHC) has moved by -2.57 percentage over the given period of 2020-YTD, helping it gain a place at number eight among the top performing stocks. The Finance sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $42.08 apiece to the price of $41 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Dec 31, 2020. The smart run of the Connecticut, CT-based Life Insurance sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $624.88 million to $600.15 million over the same duration. Independence Holding is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Prudential Public

Prudential plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides a range of retail financial products and services, and asset management services in Asia, the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, and Africa. The ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Prudential Public.
The number nine spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Life Insurance sector is taken by Prudential Public Limited Company (PUK). The company's stock price changed from $38.09 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $36.93 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of -3.05 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the London, -based Finance sector company was from $49.65 billion to $48.06 billion. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the Life Insurance sector, the company also succeeded in outperforming the returns generated by some of the popular stock market indexes.

Prudential Financial

Prudential Financial, Inc., incorporated in 1999, is a financial services company. The Company, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, offers a range of financial products and services, which includes life insurance, ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Prudential Financial.
Prudential Financial (PRH) generated percentage returns of -3.36 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $25.89 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $25.02 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $11.06 billion to $10.69 billion during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Finance speciality business with further classification in the Life Insurance sub-category. Based in New Jersey, NJ, the YTD performance of the Life Insurance sector also fared better than that of the returns generated by some of the closley tracked stock market indexes.
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