by Portfolio Grader | November 5, 2012 1:30 pm
The grades of five Capital Markets stocks are better this week, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Every one of these stocks has an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”) rating.
This week, BlackRock (NYSE:BLK) is showing significant improvement as the company’s rating hops from a C (“hold”) to a B (“buy”). BlackRock provides investment management services to institutional clients and to individual investors through various investment vehicles. The stock has a dividend yield of 6%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BLK stock.
This week, Janus Capital (NYSE:JNS) pushes up from a C to a B rating. Janus Capital Group is a global asset management firm offering individual investors and institutional clients asset management services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of JNS stock.
Franklin Resources‘ (NYSE:BEN) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s C. Franklin Resources is a global investment management organization. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BEN stock.
This week, Virtus Investment Partners (NASDAQ:VRTS) is showing good progress as the company’s rating jumps from a B (“buy”) last week to an A (“strong buy”). Virtus Investment Partners provides investment management products and services to individuals and institutions in the United States. Shares of VRTS have increased 19.6% over the past month, better than the 5.3% decrease the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 5.40. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VRTS stock.
Fidus Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:FDUS) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a B last week to a A. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FDUS 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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