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6 Capital Markets Stocks to Buy Now

NMR, HF, GBL, GBDC, RJF, FCFC improve in weekly rankings

   

The grades of six Capital Markets 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.

Nomura Holdings (NYSE:NMR) ups its rating to a B (“buy”) this week after earning a C (“hold”) in the week before. Nomura Holdings and its subsidiaries provide investment, financing, and related services to individual, institutional, and government customers on a global basis. Shares of NMR have increased 42.8% over the past month, better than the 4.1% increase 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. Investors have pushed the stock price up 5.7% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HF stock.

GAMCO Investors (NYSE:GBL) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. GAMCO Investors provides discretionary investment services to a broad spectrum of investors. Investors seem to agree with the upgraded status of the stock, and have pushed the stock up 14.5% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GBL stock.

Golub Capital (NASDAQ:GBDC) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of C. 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’s (NYSE:RJF) ratings are up from a C last week 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 8.2% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RJF stock.

FirstCity Financial (NASDAQ:FCFC) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. 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 currently 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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