3 Insurance Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | October 24, 2012 11:30 am

This week, three Insurance stocks are improving their overall ratings on Portfolio Grader[1]. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

Travelers (NYSE:TRV[2]) is making headway this week, with the company’s rating improving to an A (“strong buy”) from a B (“buy”) last week. Travelers is a holding company engaged in providing businesses, government units, associations and individuals with commercial and personal property and casualty insurance products and services. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions, Earnings Surprise, Cash Flow, and Margin Growth, TRV also gets A’s. The stock price has risen 7% over the past month, better than the 3.2% decrease the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TRV stock[3].

Progressive (NYSE:PGR[4]) is bumping up its rating from a C (“hold”) to a B (“buy”) this week. Progressive is an insurance holding company that offers primarily personal and commercial automobile insurance, in addition to other property-casualty insurance products. Investors have pushed the stock price up 6.7% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PGR stock[5].

Horace Mann Educator (NYSE:HMN[6]) is seeing ratings go up from a B last week to a A this week. Horace Mann Educators markets and underwrites personal lines of property and casualty insurance, retirement annuities, and life insurance. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 8.10. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HMN stock[7].

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[8].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. TRV: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TRV
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TRV stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TRV
  4. PGR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PGR
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PGR stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PGR
  6. HMN: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HMN
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HMN stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HMN
  8. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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