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Citi downgrades Allstate, says inflation could lead to higher claims costs

The rising costs for cars and homes should keep Allstate’s stock from continuing its strong start to the year, according to Citi.

Shares of Allstate have gained roughly 25% year to date, reclaiming their pre-pandemic levels and pushing to the company’s market cap to $41 billion.

Analyst Suneet Kamath downgraded the insurance stock to neutral from buy, saying in a note to clients on Wednesday night that higher claims costs could take a bite out of the company’s earnings.