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4 Mortgage Stocks to Buy Now

CHFN, SMPL, FDEF, RDN improve in weekly rankings

   

The grades of four Mortgage 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.

Charter Financial (NASDAQ:CHFN) ups its rating to a B (“buy”) this week after earning a C (“hold”) in the week before. Charter Financial provides retail and small business customers with a full range of products and services, including a variety of loans and deposit products. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth, Margin Growth, and Sales Growth, CHFN also gets A’s. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CHFN stock.

Simplicity Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:SMPL) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of C. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SMPL stock.

First Defiance Financial (NASDAQ:FDEF) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a C last week to a B. First Defiance Financial is the holding company for First Federal Bank of the Midwest and First Insurance and Investments. The stock price has risen 9.7% over the past month, better than the 5.3% increase the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FDEF stock.

The rating of Radian Group (NYSE:RDN) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. Radian Group Inc. was incorporated in Delaware. The Company, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, provides credit-related insurance coverage and financial services to mortgage lenders and other financial institutions. Wall Street has pushed the stock higher by 10.7% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RDN 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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