Before the Bell Scans of American Intl. Group, Hartford Financial, Chubb, and Loews

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LONDON,  April 8, 2013  /PRNewswire/ --

2012 was a challenging year for property and casualty insurers such as American
International Group Inc. (NYSE: AIG), Hartford Financial Services Group Inc.
(NYSE: HIG), The Chubb Corporation (NYSE: CB), and Loews Corporation (NYSE: L)
as record low interest rates and rising catastrophe losses put pressure on
companies' balance sheet. While challenges remain for the property and casualty
insurers, the outlook for the industry has been improving. The industry is also
looking to capitalize on growth in emerging markets. Insurance stocks ended
mostly lower in Friday's trading session, tracking losses in the broad market,
which fell sharply as investors digested disappointing labor market data.
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Shares of American International Group Inc. rose sharply in Friday's trading
session even as the broad market struggled. The stock ended the day 2.47% higher
at  $38.62  after touching an intra-day high of  $38.70. Despite the gains on
Friday, the company's shares are still down nearly 1% in the last three
sessions. Shares of AIG are currently trading close to their 52-week high of 
$39.90. Year-to-date, the stock has gained more than 9.40%, outperforming the
S&P 500. The company's shares currently face stiff resistance at around  $40.
The stock is currently trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages.
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Shares of Hartford International Services Group Inc. were among the major losers
in the insurance sector on Friday. The stock fell to an intra-day low of  $24.67
 before finishing the day 2.63% lower at  $25.17. Despite the sharp decline on
Friday,  Hartford's  shares are still trading close their 52-week high of 
$26.69. The stock has had an excellent run so far in 2013, gaining more than
12%. However, technical indicators for the company suggest that market sentiment
has turned bearish on the stock. Register to download the free technical
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Shares of The Chubb Corporation edged lower on Friday. The stock ended the day
0.56% lower at  $87.63  after touching an intra-day low of  $86.93. Chubb's
shares are currently trading a little over 1.20% below its 52-week high. The
stock has outperformed the broad market in 2013 so far, gaining nearly 17%,
compared to a gain of nearly 9% for the S&P 500. The stock has seen a series of
highs since the start of this year, which is a bullish signal. However, the
stock's MACD has just crossed below the signal line, which suggests that market
sentiment may have turned bearish on the stock. Free report on CB can be
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Shares of Loews Corporation fell in Friday's trading session, tracking losses in
the broad market. The stock ended the day 0.97% lower at  $43.80  after touching
an intra-day low of  $43.52. Loews' shares have fallen more than 1.10% in the
last three sessions. The stock has traded in a tight range in the last few
trading sessions, struggling to break through  $44.50  resistance level. The
stock's MACD has just crossed below the signal line, which is a bearish signal.
The company's shares currently have support at  $43.50. Register with StockCall
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