6 Insurance Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | October 10, 2012 11:30 am

Six Insurance stocks are moving up in their overall rating this week, according to the Portfolio Grader[1] database. Every one of these is graded an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

Symetra Financial (NYSE:SYA[2]) is bumping up its rating from a C (“hold”) to a B (“buy”) this week. Symetra offers group health, retirement, life insurance, and employee benefits. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Cash Flow, SYA also gets an A. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 8.30. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SYA stock[3].

The rating of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.B[4]) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. Berkshire Hathaway is a publicly owned investment manager that primarily engages in the insurance and reinsurance of property and casualty risks business. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BRK.B stock[5].

This week, AXIS Capital Holdings (NYSE:AXS[6]) is making solid headway. The company’s rating improves to an A (“strong buy”) from last week’s B (“buy”) rating. Axis Capital Holdings provides various insurance and reinsurance products to worldwide operations. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 7.70. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AXS stock[7].

This week, American International Group (NYSE:AIG[8]) pushes up from a C to a B rating. American International Group is engaged in a range of insurance and insurance-related activities in the United States and abroad. The stock price has risen 4.3% over the past month, better than the 0.6% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 3.00. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AIG stock[9].

HCC Insurance Holdings (NYSE:HCC[10]) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a B last week to a A. HCC Insurance Holdings provides property insurance in the United States and marine, aviation, offshore energy, accident, and health insurance worldwide. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HCC stock[11].

Primerica (NYSE:PRI[12]) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C to a B. Primerica distributes financial products to middle income households in North America. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PRI stock[13].

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[14].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. SYA: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SYA
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SYA stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SYA
  4. BRK.B: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BRK.B
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BRK.B stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BRK.B
  6. AXS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AXS
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AXS stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AXS
  8. AIG: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AIG
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AIG stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AIG
  10. HCC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HCC
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HCC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HCC
  12. PRI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PRI
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PRI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PRI
  14. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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