9 Insurance Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | November 28, 2012 7:00 pm

9 Insurance Stocks to Buy Now

This week, nine Insurance stocks are improving their overall ratings on Portfolio Grader[1]. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

Universal Insurance Holdings (AMEX:UVE[2]) is making headway this week, with the company’s rating improving to an A (“strong buy”) from a B (“buy”) last week. Universal Insurance is an insurance company that offers homeowners, property and casualty insurance products. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions, Cash Flow, and Sales Growth, UVE also gets A’s. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 7.50. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UVE stock[3].

Kansas City Life Insurance (NASDAQ:KCLI[4]) is making progress this week as its rating of C (“hold”) from last week increases to a B (“buy”) rating 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[5].

This is a strong week for Horace Mann Educator (NYSE:HMN[6]). The company’s rating climbs to A from the previous week’s B. Horace Mann Educators markets and underwrites personal lines of property and casualty insurance, retirement annuities, and life insurance. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 7.50. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HMN stock[7].

Alleghany (NYSE:Y[8]) improves from a C to a B rating this week. Alleghany engages in the property and casualty, and surety insurance business in the United States. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 4.80. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of Y stock[9].

The rating of Selective Insurance Group (NASDAQ:SIGI[10]) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. Selective Insurance Group offers property and casualty insurance products and services the eastern and midwestern regions of the United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SIGI stock[11].

Fortegra Financial (NYSE:FRF[12]) improves from a B to a A rating this week. Fortegra Financial offers insurance products and services to insurance companies, agents and brokers. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FRF stock[13].

This is a strong week for Maiden Holdings (NASDAQ:MHLD[14]). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. Maiden Holdings focuses on providing non-catastrophic, customized reinsurance products and services. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 8.80. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MHLD stock[15].

Global Indemnity (NASDAQ:GBLI[16]) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of C. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GBLI stock[17].

Safety Insurance Group (NASDAQ:SAFT[18]) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. Safety Insurance Group is a provider of private passenger automobile insurance in Massachusetts. At present, the stock has a dividend yield of 2.4%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SAFT stock[19].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[20] 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[21].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. UVE: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=UVE
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UVE stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=UVE
  4. KCLI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KCLI
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KCLI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KCLI
  6. HMN: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HMN
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HMN stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HMN
  8. Y: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=Y
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of Y stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=Y
  10. SIGI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SIGI
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SIGI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SIGI
  12. FRF: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FRF
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FRF stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FRF
  14. MHLD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MHLD
  15. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MHLD stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MHLD
  16. GBLI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GBLI
  17. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GBLI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GBLI
  18. SAFT: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SAFT
  19. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SAFT stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SAFT
  20. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  21. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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