7 Insurance Stocks to Sell Now

WSH, AEL, ANAT, RGA, AON, ASI, MIG slump in weekly rankings

   
7 Insurance Stocks to Sell Now

This week, the ratings of seven Insurance stocks on Portfolio Grader are down. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

Willis Group Holdings (NYSE:WSH) is on the decline this week, earning a D (“sell”) after receiving a C (“hold”) last week. Willis Group Holdings provides both specialized risk management advisory and consulting services to clients worldwide. For a full analysis of WSH stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

This is a rough week for American Equity Investment Life (NYSE:AEL). The company’s rating falls to D from the previous week’s C. American Equity Investment Life is a full service underwriter of fixed annuity and life insurance products through its wholly-owned life insurance subsidiaries. The stock also rates an F in Sales Growth. As of Oct. 24, 2012, 15.8% of outstanding American Equity Investment Life shares were held short. To get an in-depth look at AEL, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AEL stock.

American National Insurance (NASDAQ:ANAT) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a C to a D rating. American National Insurance offers financial products and services, individual and group health insurance and annuities, credit insurance, pension products, and mutual funds. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ANAT stock.

Reinsurance Group of America (NYSE:RGA) earns a D this week, moving down from last week’s grade of C. Reinsurance Group of America is an insurance holding company that is engaged in individual and group life, asset-intensive, critical illness and financial reinsurance. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Surprise. The stock price has dropped 9.9% over the past month, worse than the 3.2% decrease the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For a full analysis of RGA stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

This week, AON‘s (NYSE:AON) rating worsens to a D from the company’s C rating a week ago. Aon provides risk management and human capital consulting services, including solutions to workforce productivity and insurance and reinsurance brokerage. To get an in-depth look at AON, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AON stock.

American Safety Insurance Holdings (NYSE:ASI) earns a F (“strong sell”) this week, moving down from last week’s grade of D (“sell”). American Safety Insurance offers specialty insurance and reinsurance products to small and medium-sized businesses in the United States and internationally. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions, Earnings Surprise, and Margin Growth. Wall Street appears to agree with the stock downgrade, with share prices dropping 10.7% over the past month. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 33.90. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ASI stock.

This week, Meadowbrook Insurance Group (NYSE:MIG) drops from a D to a F rating. Meadowbrook Insurance Group provides alternative risk management programs and services. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions, and Margin Growth. Investors seem to agree with the downgrade and have pushed down the share price 25.9% over the past month. To get an in-depth look at MIG, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MIG 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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