Stocks to Watch: Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC), Hartford Financial Services Group Inc (NYSE:HIG)

On Thursday, Shares of Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC), included 0.02% and shut at $23.83 inside the end purchasing and offering session. The last exchanging scope of the stock ranges amongst $23.60 and $23.94. Norton by Symantec (SYMC), recently released findings from the annual Norton Cyber Security Insights Report, which sheds light on the truth about online crime and the personal effect it has on consumers.

The report found that consumers who were victims of cybercrime within the past year often continued their unsafe behavior. For example, while these consumers were more likely to use a password on every account, they were nearly twice as likely to share their password with others, negating their efforts. Further, 76 per cent of consumers know they must actively protect their information online (with 80 per cent in Canada), but are still sharing passwords and engaging in other risky behaviors. In Addition To, 35 per cent of people globally and 40 per cent in Canada, have at least one unprotected device leaving their other devices vulnerable to ransomware, malicious websites, zero days and phishing attacks. In Canada:

More than 8.5 million people have been victims of online crime in the past year, up from 7 million in 2015

Less than half of Canadians know how to determine whether the Wi-Fi network they are using is secure (49 per cent)

Canadians have lost $1.9 billion to cybercrime in the past year – up from $1.5 billion in 2015

“Our findings show that people are growing increasingly aware of the need to protect their personal information online, but aren’t motivated to take adequate precautions to stay safe,” said Fran Rosch, executive vice president, Norton Business Unit, Symantec. “While consumers remain complacent, hackers are refining their skills and adapting their scams to further take advantage of people, making the need for consumers to take some action increasingly important.”

Shares of Hartford Financial Services Group Inc (NYSE:HIG), added 0.84% and shut at $46.97 inside the last exchanging session. The rest of the purchasing and offering scope of the stock levels among $46.33 and $47.09. The association’s commercial center capitalization is $17.24 Billion with the general uncommon loads of 377.73 million. The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., through its auxiliaries, provides insurance and financial services to individual and business customers in the United States. It operates through six segments: Commercial Lines, Personal Lines, Property & Casualty Other Operations, Group Benefits, Mutual Funds, and Talcott Resolution. The Commercial Lines segment offers workers’ compensation, property, automobile, liability, umbrella, marine, and livestock insurance, in addition to customized insurance products and services, counting general liability, professional liability, bond, and specialty casualty coverages. The Personal Lines segment provides automobile, homeowners, and personal umbrella coverages to individuals. The Property & Casualty Other Operations segment manages property and casualty insurance. The Group Benefits segment offers group life, accident and disability coverage, and group retiree health to employer groups, associations, and affinity groups; and disability underwriting, administration, claims processing, and reinsurance to other insurers and self-funded employer plans. The Mutual Funds segment provides investment products for retail and retirement accounts; and investment-administration and administrative services, such as product design, implementation, and oversight, in addition to the runoff of the mutual funds supporting the company’s variable annuity products. The Talcott Resolution segment engages in the U.S. annuity, institutional, and private-placement life insurance businesses.

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