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FBL Financial Group (NYSE:FFG) is a $1 billion company that underwrites, markets, and distributes life insurance of fixed and indexed annuities in the western world. For yesteryear 52 weeks, this life insurance coverage company continues to be trading between $31.45 and $19.51 having a trailing 12 month earnings per share of $3.92 and a trailing 12 month P/E ratio of 7.8.

Investing $10,000 Five years ago would gain you only $10,300 today, making this not really a growth stock that certain would consider, but it’s a very volatile trading security with a Beta of 2.46. It is unlikely that the company will buy back shares this year, however it could keep its dividend yield of 0.82%.

FFG comes with an extensive agent network which it uses to sell its life and annuity products through more than 2000 exclusive network agents and 20,000 independent agents.

Another front runner is PPL Corp. (NYSE:PPL) with a dividend yield of 5.44% and a beta of under .5. For yesteryear 52 weeks the stock has been trading between $29.30 and $23.75 having a trailing 12 month earnings per share history of $2.17 and a P/E ratio of 11.9.

The company includes a very unpredictable stream of revenue due to its Power Segment, and it has a less profitable but with a steady stream of cash-flow segment, which is its Pennsylvania and UK distribution companies that operate by their supported regulatory legal environments. Company’s corporate strategy would be to achieve stable growth in the delivery business. Currently the stock is trading at $25.74, but this utility and energy company includes a target cost of $31 for the following Twelve months.

And finally we now have THQ Inc. (NYSE:THQI) having a strong sell rating, as the weak consumer spending and also the company’s recent execution problems in developing games for the next generation consoles has truly taken popular to company’s bottom line.

$10,000 invested five years ago would only give you $2,400 today. For yesteryear 52 weeks the stock has been trading between $8.29 and $3.33 with a negative trailing 12 month earnings per share of $-1.51. With a Beta of two.28 and a market capitalization of $380 million, it makes the corporation a very volatile play, and a risky one at this. Recently target price came down to $4.00, while the stock is currently trading at $5.87.