by Portfolio Grader | December 31, 2012 6:00 pm
This week, six Capital Markets stocks are improving their overall ratings on Portfolio Grader. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).
Nomura Holdings (NYSE:NMR) is bettering its rating of C (“hold”) from last week to a B (“buy”) this week. Nomura Holdings and its subsidiaries provide investment, financing, and related services to individual, institutional, and government customers on a global basis. The stock price has risen 38.6% over the past month, better than the 1% decrease the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NMR stock.
This is a strong week for HFF Inc. (NYSE:HF). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. HFF provides commercial real estate and capital markets services to the commercial real estate industry in the United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HF stock.
The rating of GAMCO Investors (NYSE:GBL) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. GAMCO Investors provides discretionary investment services to a broad spectrum of investors. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GBL stock.
Golub Capital (NASDAQ:GBDC) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. Golub Capital BDC is an externally managed, closed-end, non-diversified management investment company. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GBDC stock.
This week, Raymond James Financia (NYSE:RJF) pushes up from a C to a B rating. Raymond James Financial is a holding company engaged in financial services such as the underwriting, distribution, trading and brokerage of equity and the sale of mutual funds. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RJF stock.
FirstCity Financial (NASDAQ:FCFC) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C to a B. FirstCity Financial is a diversified financial services company which acquires, manages, services, and resolves portfolios of performing loans, non-performing loans, other real estate, and other financial assets collectively called purchased asset pools. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 3.40. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FCFC 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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