July 30 Allstate Corp, the largest
publicly traded home and auto insurer in the United States,
reported a 48.6 percent rise in quarterly profit as net written
premiums rise and operating expenses fall.
Net income available to common shareholders rose to $645
million, or $1.39 per share, for the second quarter ended June
30, from $434 million, or 92 cents per share, a year earlier.
On an operating basis, Allstate reported earnings of $1.01
Consolidated revenue rose less than 1 percent to $8.87
Operating expenses fell about 6.1 percent to $1.02 billion.
(Reporting by Avik Das in Bangalore; Editing by Don Sebastian)