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Which life insurance stock should investors bet on?

While COVID-19 turned out to be a speed breaker for fast-growing life insurers, the structural growth story of the insurance sector remains intact

February 18, 2021 / 05:20 PM IST
Which life insurance stock should investors bet on?

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Quarterly performance largely backed by improved realisations
Medium-term triggers China plus and protectionist measures for tyre industry
Valuations not inexpensive; but improved medium-term outlook

The financial results of leading listed private insurers — HDFC Life (CMP: Rs 713; Mcap: Rs 144,145 crore), ICICI Prudential (CMP: Rs 491; Mcap: Rs 70,460 crore) and SBI Life (CMP: Rs 894; Mcap: Rs 89,440 crore) —  for the first nine months of FY21 (9M FY21) have been encouraging. Private insurers have quickly recovered from the pandemic impact with a positive growth in premium in recent months. Moreover, COVID-19 related claims have started falling as the virus infection has...

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