5 Insurance Stocks to Sell Now

UNM, PNX, SFG, MFC, ALTE slump in weekly rankings

   
5 Insurance Stocks to Sell Now

The ratings of five Insurance stocks are down this week, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) earns a F (“strong sell”) this week, moving down from last week’s grade of D (“sell”). Unum Group is a provider of disability insurance products. For Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Margin Growth, UNM also gets an F. For a full analysis of UNM stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Phoenix Inc. (NYSE:PNX) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a D to a F rating. Phoenix is the holding company of Phoenix Life Insurance Company. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions, and Equity. The stock price has dropped 26.4% over the past month, worse than the 1% decrease the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. To get an in-depth look at PNX, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PNX stock.

StanCorp Financial Group (NYSE:SFG) is on the decline this week, earning a D (“sell”) after receiving a C (“hold”) last week. StanCorp Financial Group is a holding company that conducts business through wholly-owned operating subsidiaries throughout the United States. For a full analysis of SFG stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Manulife Financial (NYSE:MFC) earns a D this week, moving down from last week’s grade of C. Manulife Financial provides financial protection products and investment management services to individuals, families, businesses, and groups. The stock gets F’s in Margin Growth and Sales Growth. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 49.50. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MFC stock.

Alterra Capital (NASDAQ:ALTE) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a C to a D rating. Alterra Capital is a provider of specialty insurance and reinsurance products to corporations, public entities, property and casualty insurers, and life and health insurers. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Revisions. Investors seem to agree with the downgrade and have pushed down the share price 7.3% over the past month. To get an in-depth look at ALTE, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ALTE 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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