3 Insurance Stocks to Sell Now

by Portfolio Grader | July 18, 2012 2:53 pm

The overall ratings of three Insurance stocks are down on Portfolio Grader[1] this week. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

The rating of Phoenix Inc. (NYSE:PNX[2]) declines this week from a C (“hold”) to a D (“sell”). Phoenix is the holding company of Phoenix Life Insurance Company. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth, Earnings Revisions, and Earnings Surprise, PNX also gets an F. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 42.5. PNX shares have decreased 3.5% in the last month, worse than the S&P 500′s 2% increase over the same period. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PNX stock[3].

The rating of Endurance Specialty (NYSE:ENH[4]) slips from C to a D. Endurance Specialty Holdings is the holding company for Endurance Specialty Insurance, which provides property and casualty insurance and reinsurance. The stock also gets an F in Margin Growth. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 36.2. ENH shares are down 6.4% from the previous month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ENH stock[5].

Slipping from a C to a D rating, National Western Life Insurance (NASDAQ:NWLI[6]) is taking a hit this week. National Western Life Insurance sells life insurance and annuity products in the United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NWLI stock[7].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[8] stock ranking system assesses roughly 5,000 companies every week based on a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. Stocks are given a letter grade based on their results — with A being “strong buy,” and F being “strong sell.” Explore the tool here[9].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. PNX: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PNX
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PNX stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PNX
  4. ENH: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ENH
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ENH stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ENH
  6. NWLI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NWLI
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NWLI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NWLI
  8. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  9. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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