Assurant announces dividend, more news

By Funeral Director Daily / July 10, 2020 /

World-wide financial services company Assurant announced yesterday a quarterly dividend in the amount of $0.63 which is the same amount that had previously been in place for preceding quarters.  You can read of their announcement here. Assurant is one of the eight stocks that make up the Death Care Index (DCI).  They pertain to the…

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Investors still reluctant with death care stocks

By Funeral Director Daily / June 22, 2020 /

I happened to see that at the close of the markets Friday that funeral home and cemetery operator and consolidator Park Lawn Corporation’s stock closed down over 9% from the previous day.  I looked for news on the company but could not find anything in the public world that would cause a precipitous drop in…

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Catching up with Batesville and Assurant

By Funeral Director Daily / May 22, 2020 /

Hillenbrand Industries, parent company of Batesville Casket Company and Assurant, the financial services company that counts it Global Preneed business among its three divisions both reported financial results during early May and we now bring you those results. Batesville Casket, which represents about 20% of the total revenue of Hillenbrand Industries reported an increase of…

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Investors seem wary of death care stocks

By Funeral Director Daily / May 18, 2020 /

We last brought our readers an update on the Funeral Director Daily Death Care Index (DCI) on April 6, 2020, which represented values as of the close of business on Friday, April 3.  As we tell national publications that call us about our DCI, it is not a scientific weighting of public companies in the…

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Assurant reports 3rd Quarter 2019

By Funeral Director Daily / November 8, 2019 /

Assurant is a leading global provider of housing and lifestyle solutions that support, protect and connect major consumer purchases.  In relation to the death care industry they are a provider of pre-need or what they call “pre-funded funeral insurance”.  Assurant is a Fortune 500 company with a presence in 21 countries. They recently reported their…

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Death Care investments have been good in 2019

By Funeral Director Daily / October 28, 2019 /

Funeral Director Daily tracks its proprietary Death Care Index or DCI periodically.  The DCI is a group of eight publicly traded company stocks that each have some skin in the death care industry or profession.  They range from companies involved in death care services to companies who manufacture things like crematories, to companies involved in…

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StoneMor Partners, Assurant file Earnings Reports

By Funeral Director Daily / February 14, 2019 /

Both StoneMor Partners and Assurant filed earnings reports in the last couple of days.  Both companies are members of the Death Care Index  (DCI) of publicly traded companies. StoneMor, which has had permission to file some reports on a delayed term, filed their report for the three months ending June 30, 2018.  For that three…

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Assurant posts higher Preneed Sales and Profits

By Funeral Director Daily / November 9, 2018 /

Assurant Preneed, a component of Assurant, posted higher revenue and higher profits in their 3Q 2018 results that were made public after the market on Tuesday.  You can read the company’s press release on its earnings report here. Assurant, a member of the Death Care Index (DCI), operates a world-wide conglomerate composed of three segments…

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The Death Care Index and an Upwards Earning Trend

By Funeral Director Daily / October 22, 2018 /

Funeral Director Daily has established the DCI or Death Care Index for eight publicly traded companies that operate in the death care industry.  The companies, all headquartered in North America, operate in the financial (preneed) sector, the manufacturing (caskets and monuments) sector, or the retail (funeral home and cemetery) sector. The companies include Security National…

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Assurant Reports Higher Preneed Profits

By Funeral Director Daily / August 13, 2018 /

Assurant reported their 2nd Quarter results last week.  You can read their report here. The worldwide conglomerate operating in the insurance and warranty business has one of its three business segments that operates in what they call “Global Preneed”.  That is the part of the company that we at Funeral Director Daily like to review.…

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