by Portfolio Grader | January 28, 2013 12:00 pm
The grades of six Capital Markets stocks are on the rise this week on Portfolio Grader. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).
HFF Inc. (NYSE:HF) is making progress this week as its rating of C (“hold”) from last week increases to a B (“buy”) rating this week. HFF provides commercial real estate and capital markets services to the commercial real estate industry in the United States. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Equity and Cash Flow, HF also gets A’s. Shares of HF have increased 19% over the past month, better than the 5.9% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HF stock.
This is a strong week for Fifth Street Finance (NASDAQ:FSC). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. 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.
Bank of New York Mellon (NYSE:BK) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C to a B. The Bank of New York Mellon is a global financial services company that offers individuals and institutions products and services such as asset management, wealth management, and advisory services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BK stock.
Charles Schwab’s (NYSE:SCHW) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s C. Charles Schwab is engaged in securities brokerage, banking and related financial services. Investors seem to agree with the upgraded status of the stock, and have pushed the stock up 11.3% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SCHW stock.
Northern Trust (NASDAQ:NTRS) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of C. Northern Trust is a financial holding company that provides investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary, and banking solutions for corporations, institutions, and affluent individuals. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NTRS stock.
The rating of Raymond James Financia (NYSE:RJF) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. 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. Wall Street has pushed the stock higher by 14.4% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RJF 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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