14 “Triple A” Stocks to Buy

These stocks get top marks in every main Portfolio Grader category

   
14 “Triple A” Stocks to Buy

This week, 14 stocks get A’s (“strong buy”) in Portfolio Grader‘s three main grading categories, Total Grade, Overall Fundamental Grade, and Quantitative Grade.

These are the best of the best in the entire Portfolio Grader database. This week, there are 4,192 stocks and only these 14 get top marks in all categories to make the elite “Triple A” stocks list. Here they are:

Alon USA Energy (NYSE:ALJ) is an independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products operating mainly in the South Central, Southwestern and Western regions of the United States. Shares of the stock have risen 63.2% since January 1. This is better than the S&P 500, which has seen a 10.7% increase over the same period. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ALJ stock.

AOL Inc (NYSE:AOL) provides online content, products, and services to consumers, publishers, and advertisers worldwide. Since January 1, AOL has jumped 148.3%. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 2.90. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AOL stock.

CVR Energy (NYSE:CVI) engages in refining and marketing transportation fuels in the United States. CVI is up 144.4% since January 1. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 9.70. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CVI stock.

First American Financial (NYSE:FAF) provides insurance services. The price of FAF is up 87.4% since the first of the year. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FAF stock.

Fidelity National Financial (NYSE:FNF) provides title insurance and escrow and other title-related products and services arising from the real estate closing process. Since the start of the year, FNF has soared 52.2%. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 8.50. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FNF stock.

KKR Financial Holdings (NYSE:KFN) is a specialty finance company with expertise in a range of asset classes. Stock prices have risen 20.7% since the first of the year. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 5.40. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KFN stock.

Lennar Corp. (NYSE:LEN) constructs and sells single-family attached and detached homes, and to a lesser extent multi-level buildings as well as buys and sells residential land. Shares of the stock have risen 92.9% since January 1. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LEN stock.

LeapFrog (NYSE:LF) designs, develops and markets technology-based educational platforms with curriculum interactive software content and stand-alone products. LF is 62.5% higher since the beginning of the year. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LF stock.

Liberty Media (NASDAQ:LMCA) owns interests in a broad range of media, communications and entertainment businesses. Since the start of the year, LMCA has increased 40.8%. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 7.30. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LMCA stock.

AG Mortgage Investment Trust Inc. (NYSE:MITT) focuses on investing, acquiring, and managing a portfolio of residential mortgage assets, and other real estate-related securities and financial assets. The stock has a dividend yield of 3.1%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MITT stock.

Par Pharmaceutical (NYSE:PRX) develops, manufactures, and distributes generic and branded pharmaceuticals in the United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PRX stock.

Stewart Information Services (NYSE:STC) is a real estate information, title insurance, and transaction management company. Since January 1, STC has risen 135.3%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of STC stock.

Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ:SWHC) provides products and services for safety, security, protection, and sport. Shares of SWHC have climbed 140.9% since January 1. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SWHC stock.

Virgin Media (NASDAQ:VMED) provides broadband Internet, television, mobile telephony and fixed line telephony services in the United Kingdom. VMED is up 64.5% since January 1. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VMED 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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