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Oct 23- Property and casualty insurer Chubb Corp raised its full-year profit forecast on Thursday after a drop in catastrophe losses and higher premium income helped the company report stronger-than-expected third-quarter earnings. Chubb's shares rose about 4 percent in extended trading after closing at $94.26 on the New York Stock Exchange.
WARREN, N.J. _ Chubb Corp. on Thursday reported earnings of $594.3 million in its third quarter. Analysts expected $3.37 billion, according to Zacks. For the current quarter ending in December, Chubb expects its per-share earnings to range from $2 to $2.10.
July 30- Home and auto insurer Allstate Corp reported a 49 percent jump in quarterly profit as costs fell and the company earned more premiums. On an operating basis, Allstate reported earnings of $1.01 per share. Premiums earned at Allstate's property-liability division rose about 5 percent to $7.20 billion.
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