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9 Insurance Stocks to Buy Now

AFL, WRB, AMSF, KMPR, PRI, PUK, PLFE, SAFT, CNO, top weekly rankings

   

This week, nine Insurance stocks are improving their overall rating on Portfolio Grader. Each of these rates an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

AFLAC (NYSE:AFL) earns a B (“buy”) this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of C (“hold”). Aflac is a general business holding company and acts as a management company that primarily sells supplemental health and life insurance in the United States and Japan. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Cash Flow, AFL also gets A’s. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 8.6. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AFL stock.

W.R. Berkley (NYSE:WRB) is boosting its rating from a B (“buy”) to an A (“strong buy”) this week. W. R. Berkley is an insurance holding company in the United States, which operates in five business segments: specialty insurance, regional property casualty insurance, alternative markets, reinsurance and international. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WRB stock.

This is a strong week for AMERISAFE (NASDAQ:AMSF). The company’s rating is climbing to A from the previous week’s B. Amerisafe markets and underwrites workers’ compensation insurance. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AMSF stock.

This week, Kemper Corp. (NYSE:KMPR) is moving up from a C to a B rating. Kemper specializes in property and casualty, life, health, and accident insurance products and services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KMPR stock.

Primerica (NYSE:PRI) is showing solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a B to an A. Primerica distributes financial products to middle income households in North America. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PRI stock.

Prudential (NYSE:PUK) improves from a C to a B rating this week. Prudential is an international company which provides a wide assortment of insurance and investment products and services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PUK 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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