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4 Financial Services Stocks to Buy Now

TPL, MCO, KFN, REXI improve in weekly rankings


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

This week, Texas Pacific Land (NYSE:TPL) is showing good progress as the company’s rating jumps from a B (“buy”) last week to an A (“strong buy”). Texas Pacific Land Trust derives revenue from all avenues of managing land, such as royalties from oil and gas and land sales. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Equity, TPL also gets an A. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TPL stock.

Moody’s (NYSE:MCO) is bumping up its rating from a C (“hold”) to a B (“buy”) this week. Moody’s offers financial products and services such as credit ratings, data and analytical tools, risk management software, and training. Shares of MCO have increased 17.8% over the past month, better than the 3.2% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MCO stock.

KKR Financial Holdings (NYSE:KFN) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a C last week to a B. KKR Financial is a specialty finance company with expertise in a range of asset classes. Wall Street seems to agree with the upgrade and has propelled the stock up 12.6% over the past month. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 6.8. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KFN stock.

This is a strong week for Resource America (NASDAQ:REXI). The company’s rating climbs to A from the previous week’s B. Resource America invests in and manages real estate investment vehicles, manages funds of leveraged loans, private equity, and other securities, manages trust preferred and subordinated debt securities, invests in corporate credit products, and offers lease financing. Wall Street has pushed the stock higher by 7.2% over the past month. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 5.8. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of REXI 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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