8 Insurance Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | November 14, 2012 4:01 pm

Eight 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”).

Brown & Brown (NYSE:BRO[2]) ups its rating to a B (“buy”) this week after earning a C (“hold”) in the week before. Brown & Brown is an insurance agency, wholesale brokerage, insurance programs, and service organization that provides customers with non-investment insurance contracts, as well as other targeted, customized risk management products. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BRO stock[3].

Progressive (NYSE:PGR[4]) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. Progressive is an insurance holding company that offers primarily personal and commercial automobile insurance, in addition to other property-casualty insurance products. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PGR stock[5].

The rating of Symetra Financial (NYSE:SYA[6]) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. Symetra offers group health, retirement, life insurance, and employee benefits. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 6.20. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SYA stock[7].

AON (NYSE:AON[8]) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a C last week to a B. Aon provides risk management and human capital consulting services, including solutions to workforce productivity and insurance and reinsurance brokerage. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AON stock[9].

Prudential (NYSE:PUK[10]) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C to a B. Prudential is an international company which provides a wide assortment of insurance and investment products and services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PUK stock[11].

Kansas City Life Insurance (NASDAQ:KCLI[12]) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. Kansas City Life Insurance offers a variety of individual life insurance and annuity policies, as well as group life insurance distributed primarily through numerous general agencies. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KCLI stock[13].

White Mountains Insurance Group (NYSE:WTM[14]) is making headway this week, with the company’s rating improving to an A (“strong buy”) from a B (“buy”) last week. White Mountains Insurance Group is a Bermuda limited liability company whose main businesses are conducted through its property and casualty insurance and reinsurance subsidiaries and affiliates. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 4.20. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WTM stock[15].

This is a strong week for Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.B[16]). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. 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].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[18] 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[19].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. BRO: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BRO
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BRO stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BRO
  4. PGR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PGR
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PGR stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PGR
  6. SYA: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SYA
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SYA stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SYA
  8. AON: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AON
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AON stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AON
  10. PUK: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PUK
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PUK stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PUK
  12. KCLI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KCLI
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KCLI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KCLI
  14. WTM: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WTM
  15. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WTM stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WTM
  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. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  19. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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