by Portfolio Grader | December 17, 2012 1:02 pm
The grades of 10 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, Walter Investment Management (AMEX:WAC) is showing good progress as the company’s rating jumps from a B (“buy”) last week to an A (“strong buy”). Walter Investment Management is a mortgage servicer and mortgage portfolio owner specializing in credit-challenged, non-conforming residential loans primarily in the southeastern United States. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Earnings Momentum, WAC also gets an A. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WAC stock.
Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO) ups its rating to a B (“buy”) this week after earning a C (“hold”) in the week before. Apollo Global Management is engaged in investing and operating in private equity, capital markets and real estate businesses. The stock price has risen 16.9% over the past month, better than the 3.9% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of APO stock.
Waddell & Reed Financial (NYSE:WDR) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C to a B. Waddell & Reed Financial is a mutual fund and asset management firm. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WDR stock.
Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) improves from a C to a B rating 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. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GS stock.
The rating of Fifth Street Finance (NASDAQ:FSC) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. Fifth Street Finance is a specialty finance company that lends to and invests in small- and mid-sized companies in connection with investments by private equity sponsors. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FSC stock.
Janus Capital (NYSE:JNS) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. 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.
Piper Jaffray (NYSE:PJC) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. Piper Jaffray provides investment advice and services to businesses, institutions, and individuals. Investors seem to agree with the upgraded status of the stock, and have pushed the stock up 9.5% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PJC stock.
This week, Solar Capital’s (NASDAQ:SLRC) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. Solar Capital is an an externally managed finance company. The stock’s dividend yield is 2.4%. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 5.90. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SLRC stock.
This week, Apollo Investment (NASDAQ:AINV) pushes up from a C to a B rating. Apollo Investment is a closed-end, externally managed, non-diversified management investment company with the objective to generate both current income and capital appreciation through debt and equity investments. Wall Street seems to agree with the upgrade and has propelled the stock up 7.1% over the past month. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 6.80. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AINV stock.
CIFC Corp. (NASDAQ:DFR) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of C. CIFC provides investment management services to its clients. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DFR 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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