15 “Triple A” Stocks to Buy

by Portfolio Grader | October 5, 2012 8:45 pm

This week, 15 stocks get A’s (“strong buy”) in Portfolio Grader[1]‘s three main grading categories, Total Grade, Overall Fundamental Grade, and Quantitative Grade.

These are the best of the best in the entire Portfolio Grader database. This week, there are 4,194 stocks and only these 16 get top marks in all categories to make the elite “Triple A” stocks list. Here they are:

Arch Capital Group (NASDAQ:ACGL[2]) writes insurance and reinsurance on a worldwide basis. Since the start of the year, ACGL has increased 13.9%. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 8.7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACGL stock[3].

Aspen Insurance Holdings (NYSE:AHL[4]) provides insurance and reinsurance solutions worldwide. Shares of the stock have risen 16.4% since January 1. This is better than the S&P 500, which has seen a 16.2% increase over the same period. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AHL stock[5].

Air Methods (NASDAQ:AIRM[6]) provides air medical emergency transport services and systems in the United States. AIRM is 38.5% higher since the beginning of the year. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AIRM stock[7].

Calumet Specialty Products (NASDAQ:CLMT[8]) produces hydrocarbon products in North America. CLMT is up 65.4% since January 1. The stock has a dividend yield of 2.4%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CLMT stock[9].

D.R. Horton (NYSE:DHI[10]) builds and sells homes in the United States, as well as provides mortgage financing and title agency services to homebuyers. Since January 1, DHI has jumped 74.5%. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 8.6. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DHI stock[11].

First American Financial (NYSE:FAF[12]) provides insurance services. Shares of the stock have risen 78.5% since January 1. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FAF stock[13].

Fidelity National Financial (NYSE:FNF[14]) provides title insurance and escrow and other title-related products and services arising from the real estate closing process. The price of FNF is up 40.4% since the first of the year. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FNF stock[15].

Giant Interactive (NYSE:GA[16]) develops and operates online games in the People’s Republic of China. Since the start of the year, GA has soared 28.9%. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 8.3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GA stock[17].

Lennar Corp. (NYSE:LEN[18]) constructs and sells single-family attached and detached homes, and to a lesser extent multi-level buildings as well as buys and sells residential land. Stock prices have risen 90.9% since the first of the year. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LEN stock[19].

Lumber Liquidators (NYSE:LL[20]) retails hardwood flooring in the United States. Shares of LL have climbed 187.3% since January 1. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LL stock[21].

Liquidity Services (NASDAQ:LQDT[22]) provides full service solutions to market and sell surplus assets and wholesale goods. Since January 1, LQDT has risen 26.8%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LQDT stock[23].

Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ:MLNX[24]) designs and develops semiconductor-based, high-performance interconnect products. Stock prices have risen 229.9% since the first of the year. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MLNX stock[25].

Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI[26]) broadcasts its music, sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic and weather channels in the United States for a subscription fee through the SIRIUS system and the XM system. Shares of the stock have risen 48.4% since January 1. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SIRI stock[27].

Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ:SWHC[28]) provides products and services for safety, security, protection, and sport. Since the start of the year, SWHC has increased 137.6%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SWHC stock[29].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[1] 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[30].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. ACGL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ACGL
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACGL stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ACGL
  4. AHL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AHL
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AHL stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AHL
  6. AIRM: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AIRM
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AIRM stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AIRM
  8. CLMT: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CLMT
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CLMT stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CLMT
  10. DHI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=DHI
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DHI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=DHI
  12. FAF: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FAF
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FAF stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FAF
  14. FNF: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FNF
  15. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FNF stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FNF
  16. GA: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GA
  17. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GA stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GA
  18. LEN: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LEN
  19. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LEN stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LEN
  20. LL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LL
  21. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LL stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LL
  22. LQDT: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LQDT
  23. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LQDT stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LQDT
  24. MLNX: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MLNX
  25. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MLNX stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MLNX
  26. SIRI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SIRI
  27. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SIRI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SIRI
  28. SWHC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SWHC
  29. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SWHC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SWHC
  30. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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