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4 Insurance Stocks to Buy Now

AFG, MHLD, WTM, SBX improve in weekly rankings

   

This week, four Insurance stocks are improving their overall ratings on Portfolio Grader. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG) is bettering its rating of C (“hold”) from last week to a B (“buy”) this week. American Financial Group is engaged in property and casualty insurance. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Cash Flow, AFG also gets A’s. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 9.1. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AFG stock.

Maiden Holdings (NASDAQ:MHLD) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. Maiden Holdings focuses on providing non-catastrophic, customized reinsurance products and services. Shares of MHLD have increased 8% over the past month, better than the 3.6% increase the Nasdaq 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. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 9.9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MHLD stock.

This week, White Mountains Insurance Group (NYSE:WTM) is showing good progress as the company’s rating jumps from a B (“buy”) last week to an A (“strong buy”). White Mountains Insurance Group is a Bermuda limited liability company whose main businesses are conducted through its property and casualty insurance and reinsurance subsidiaries and affiliates. Shares of the stock have been trading at an exceptionally rapid pace, up twofold from the week prior. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 4.6. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WTM stock.

SeaBright Holdings (NYSE:SBX) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a B to an A. SeaBright Holdings is a holding company. Investors seem to agree with the upgraded status of the stock, and have pushed the stock up 35.6% over the past month. Trade volume fell markedly in the past week, standing at half of the previous rate. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SBX 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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