3 Mortgage Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | October 8, 2012 10:00 am

3 Mortgage Stocks to Buy Now

The grades of three Mortgage stocks are on the rise this week on Portfolio Grader[1]. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

Walker & Dunlop (NYSE:WD[2]) ups its rating to a B (“buy”) this week after earning a C (“hold”) in the week before. Walker & Dunlop is a provider of commercial real estate financial services in the United States, with a primary focus on multifamily lending. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Equity, Cash Flow, and Margin Growth, WD also gets A’s. Shares of WD have increased 21.7% over the past month, better than the 1.6% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WD stock[3].

This is a strong week for Hudson City Bancorp (NASDAQ:HCBK[4]). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. Hudson City Bancorp is a bank holding company. Investors have pushed the stock price up 8.2% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HCBK stock[5].

America First Tax Exempt Investors (NASDAQ:ATAX[6]) is making headway this week, with the company’s rating improving to an A (“strong buy”) from a B (“buy”) last week. America First Tax Exempt Investors engages in acquiring, holding, selling, and dealing with a portfolio of federally tax-exempt mortgage revenue bonds, which have been issued to provide construction and/or permanent financing of multifamily residential apartments. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ATAX 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. WD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WD
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WD stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WD
  4. HCBK: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HCBK
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HCBK stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HCBK
  6. ATAX: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ATAX
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ATAX stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ATAX
  8. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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