Chubb (CB) is the 12th-largest property-casualty insurer in the U.S. Third-quarter earnings slumped 48% from a year earlier, largely due to Hurricane Irene claims payouts.
Its shares, which are up 15% this year, have a three-year average annual return of 11.6%, resulting in a market value of $19 billion. They carry a 2.31% projected dividend yield. Chubb gets a 1% allocation in the portfolio and was added Sept 23.
Halliburton (HAL) is a leader in the booming oil-services industry. Its services include everything from pressure pumping to drilling, as well as employee-support services across North America and about 80 countries worldwide. Its shares are down 8.4% this year, but have a three-year average annual return of 24%, giving it a $35 billion market value. They have a projected dividend yield of 0.97%. It gets a 1% allocation in the portfolio and was added Oct. 28.
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