by Portfolio Grader | November 19, 2012 4:12 pm
The grades of nine Capital Markets stocks are on the rise this week on Portfolio Grader. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).
Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) is bumping up its rating from a C (“hold”) to a B (“buy”) this week. Goldman Sachs is a bank holding company and a financial holding company that specializes in investment banking, trading and principal investments, asset management and securities services. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions, Earnings Surprise, Cash Flow, and Sales Growth, GS also gets A’s. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GS stock.
Bank of New York Mellon’s (NYSE:BK) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s C. The Bank of New York Mellon is a global financial services company that offers individuals and institutions products and services such as asset management, wealth management, and advisory services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BK stock.
The rating of BlackRock (NYSE:BLK) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. BlackRock provides investment management services to institutional clients and to individual investors through various investment vehicles. The current dividend yield is 6%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BLK stock.
Northern Trust (NASDAQ:NTRS) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. Northern Trust is a financial holding company that provides investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary, and banking solutions for corporations, institutions, and affluent individuals. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NTRS stock.
Piper Jaffray (NYSE:PJC) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C to a B. Piper Jaffray provides investment advice and services to businesses, institutions, and individuals. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PJC stock.
This is a strong week for Ameriprise Financial (NYSE:AMP). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. Ameriprise Financial provides a range of financial products and services in the United States and internationally. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AMP stock.
KKR (NYSE:KKR) improves from a C to a B rating this week. KKR operates private equity funds that take either controlling or strategic minority ownership positions for long-term appreciation, invests in leveraged loans, high-yield bonds and less liquid credit products, and, on behalf of portfolio companies, arranges equity and debt financing and offers capital market advice. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 6.70. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KKR stock.
This week, Fidus Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:FDUS) is making solid headway. The company’s rating improves to an A (“strong buy”) from last week’s B (“buy”) rating. Provides customized mezzanine debt and equity financing solutions primarily to lower middle-market companies in the United States. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 8.40. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FDUS stock.
New Mountain Finance (NYSE:NMFC) earns a A this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of B. New Mountain Finance is a closed-end, non-diversified management investment firm. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NMFC 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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