4 Financial Services Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | January 8, 2013 10:00 am

4 Financial Services Stocks to Buy Now

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

PHH Corp. (NYSE:PHH[2]) is making headway this week, with the company’s rating improving to an A (“strong buy”) from a B (“buy”) last week. PHH is an outsource provider of mortgage and vehicle fleet management services. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Momentum and Earnings Revisions, PHH also gets A’s. Shares of PHH have increased 5.6% over the past month, better than the 3.4% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PHH stock[3].

Marlin Business Services (NASDAQ:MRLN[4]) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a B last week to an A. Marlin Business Services is a nationwide provider of equipment leasing solutions primarily to small businesses. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MRLN stock[5].

NewStar Financial’s (NASDAQ:NEWS[6]) grade is moving up to a B (“buy”) this week from last week’s C (“hold”). NewStar Financial offers flexible debt capital solutions to mid-sized corporations, real estate borrowers, securities issuers, and asset aggregators. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NEWS stock[7].

KKR Financial Holdings (NYSE:KFN[8]) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a B to an A. KKR Financial is a specialty finance company with expertise in a range of asset classes. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 5.70. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KFN stock[9].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[1] 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[10].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. PHH: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PHH
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PHH stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PHH
  4. MRLN: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MRLN
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MRLN stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MRLN
  6. NEWS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NEWS
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NEWS stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NEWS
  8. KFN: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KFN
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KFN stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KFN
  10. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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