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1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

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Financial Strength : 5/10

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Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 3/10

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» TWGP's 10-Y Financials

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Q2 2014

TWGP Guru Trades in Q2 2014

George Soros 86,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 378,356 sh (+20.37%)
Paul Tudor Jones 14,073 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2014

TWGP Guru Trades in Q3 2014

George Soros Sold Out
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Jim Simons Sold Out
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Dividend Yield 7.40
TWGP's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
87% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 3.92 vs. TWGP: 7.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
TWGP' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 7.4
Current: 7.4
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7.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 7.40
TWGP's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
74% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 4.89 vs. TWGP: 7.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
TWGP' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 7.4
Current: 7.4
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7.4

Valuation & Return

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More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $1107
EPS $ -9.50
Short Percentage of Float17.98%
52-Week Range $1.62 - 13.92
Shares Outstanding(Mil)57.29

Business Description

Industry: Insurance - Property & Casualty » Insurance - Property & Casualty
Compare:RLI, TRV, MBI, QBIEY, TKOMY » details
Tower Group International Ltd offers property and casualty insurance products and insurance services and products. The Company presents its business results through three business segments: Commercial Insurance, Personal Insurance and Insurance Services. The Company's Commercial Insurance segment offers property and casualty insurance products through several business units that serve customers in general commercial and specialty markets. The Personal Insurance segment offers a broad range of products designed to fit the insurance needs of most personal lines customers. Its products are distributed through a network of approximately 500 retail agents. In its Insurance Services segment, it generates fees from performing various aspects of insurance company functions for other insurance companies, including underwriting, claims administration, operational and technology services. It provides these services through its managing general agencies and management companies. The Company competes with major U.S. insurers and certain underwriting syndicates, including large national companies such as Travelers Companies, Inc., Allstate Insurance Company, GEICO, Progressive Corporation and State Farm Insurance; regional insurers such as Selective Insurance Company, Harleysville Insurance Company, Hanover Insurance and Peerless Insurance Company and smaller, more local competitors such as Greater New York Mutual, Magna Carta Companies, MMG Insurance Company, Quincy Mutual Fire Insurance Company and Utica First Insurance Company. The Company's insurance subsidiaries are subject to extensive governmental regulation and supervision in the U.S., and its reinsurance subsidiary, CastlePoint Reinsurance Company, Ltd. is subject to governmental regulation in Bermuda.

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