10 Insurance Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | November 21, 2012 4:30 pm

The grades of 10 Insurance stocks are better this week, according to the Portfolio Grader[1] database. Every one of these stocks has an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”) rating.

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. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TRV stock[3].

ACE (NYSE:ACE[4]) is making progress this week as its rating of C (“hold”) from last week increases to a B (“buy”) rating this week. ACE provides a range of insurance and reinsurance products worldwide. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 9.90. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACE stock[5].

AFLAC (NYSE:AFL[6]) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of C. Aflac is a general business holding company and acts as a management company that primarily sells supplemental health and life insurance in the United States and Japan. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 8.50. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AFL stock[7].

This week, AmTrust Financial Services (NASDAQ:AFSI[8]) pushes up from a C to a B rating. Amtrust Financial Services is a property and casualty insurance holding company that mainly provides insurance for small businesses and extended warranty coverages for consumer and commercial goods. Shares of AFSI have increased 11.8% over the past month, better than the 3% decrease the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AFSI stock[9].

PartnerRe (NYSE:PRE[10]) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a B last week to a A. PartnerRe provides multi-line reinsurance to insurance companies on a worldwide basis through its wholly owned subsidiaries. The current dividend yield is 2.5%. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 5.40. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PRE stock[11].

XL Group’s (NYSE:XL[12]) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s C. XL Group provides property, casualty and specialty products to industrial, commercial and professional firms worldwide. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of XL stock[13].

National Interstate (NASDAQ:NATL[14]) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. National Interstate is a specialty property and casualty insurance company with a focus on the transportation industry. Investors have pushed the stock price up 5.9% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NATL stock[15].

Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.B[16]) improves from a C to a B rating this week. 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[17].

Independence Holding Co. (NYSE:IHC[18]) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. Independence Holding sells life and health insurance through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Standard Security Life Insurance Company of New York, and Madison National Life Insurance. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IHC stock[19].

The rating of SeaBright Holdings (NYSE:SBX[20]) moves up this week, rising from a B to a A. SeaBright Holdings is a holding company. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SBX stock[21].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[22] 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[23].

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. ACE: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ACE
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACE stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ACE
  6. AFL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AFL
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AFL stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AFL
  8. AFSI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AFSI
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AFSI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AFSI
  10. PRE: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PRE
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PRE stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PRE
  12. XL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=XL
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of XL stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=XL
  14. NATL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NATL
  15. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NATL stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NATL
  16. BRK.B: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BRK.B
  17. 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
  18. IHC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=IHC
  19. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IHC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=IHC
  20. SBX: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SBX
  21. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SBX stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SBX
  22. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  23. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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