by Portfolio Grader | July 21, 2012 10:36 am
The grades of five Capital Markets stocks are on the rise this week on Portfolio Grader. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).
A.F.P. Provida (NYSE:PVD) earns an A (“strong buy”) this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of B (“buy”). Provida Pension Fund Administrator operates as a private pension fund administrator in Chile. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Momentum, Equity, and Cash Flow, PVD also gets A’s. The stock price has risen 7.5% over the past month, better than the 0.5% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. Shares of the stock have been changing hands at an unusually rapid pace, twice the rate of the week prior. At present, the stock has a dividend yield of 8.1%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PVD stock.
Northern Trust (NASDAQ:NTRS) gets a B (“buy”) this week after receiving a C (“hold”) during the week prior. Northern Trust is a financial holding company that provides investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary, and banking solutions for corporations, institutions, and affluent individuals. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NTRS stock.
T. Rowe Price (NASDAQ:TROW) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C to a B. T. Rowe Price is a financial services holding company that provides investment advisory services to individual and institutional investors. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TROW stock.
The rating of Raymond James Financia (NYSE:RJF) moves up this week, rising from C to a B. Raymond James Financial is a holding company engaged in financial services such as the underwriting, distribution, trading and brokerage of equity and the sale of mutual funds. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RJF stock.
Ares Capital (NASDAQ:ARCC) rises to a B this week, an improvement over last week’s grade of C. Ares Capital is a specialty finance company that invests mainly in first- and second-lien senior loans and mezzanine debt, which in some cases includes equity components like warrants. Shares of ARCC are up 6% since last month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ARCC stock.
Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader 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.
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