Earnings at Hartford’s personal lines division fell 76% to $17 million in Q3. (Photo: Shutterstock)

(Bloomberg) — Hartford Financial Services Group Inc., the insurer that sold life units to focus on property-casualty coverage, plunged the most in the 88-company Standard and Poor’s 500 Financials Index after third-quarter profit fell, missing analysts’ estimates.

Hartford dropped $3.73, or 7.6 percent, to $45.08 at 9:45 a.m. in New York, the biggest decline in two months. The company had gained 17 percent through Monday’s close.

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