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6 Insurance Stocks to Sell Now

OB, PNX, GLRE, MET, AGO, CNA slump in weekly rankings

   

This week, the ratings of six Insurance stocks on Portfolio Grader are down. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

This week, OneBeacon Insurance Group (NYSE:OB) falls to a D (“sell”), worse than last week’s grade of C (“hold”). OneBeacon Insurance Group offers specialized insurance products and services. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Revisions and Earnings Surprise, OB also gets F’s. The trailing PE Ratio for the stock is 51.80. For a full analysis of OB stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Phoenix Inc.’s (NYSE:PNX) rating falls this week to an F (“strong sell”), down from last week’s D (“sell”). Phoenix is the holding company of Phoenix Life Insurance Company. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions, and Equity. To get an in-depth look at PNX, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PNX stock.

This is a rough week for Greenlight Capital (NASDAQ:GLRE). The company’s rating falls to F from the previous week’s D. Greenlight Capital Re offers property and casualty reinsurance with a differentiated reinsurance and investment strategy. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions, and Earnings Surprise. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GLRE stock.

MetLife (NYSE:MET) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s D to an F. MetLife provides insurance and other financial services to individuals and institutions. In Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Margin Growth, and Sales Growth the stock gets F’s. For a full analysis of MET stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

This week, Assured Guaranty (NYSE:AGO) drops from a D to an F rating. Assured Guaranty provides credit enhancement products to the public finance, structured finance, and mortgage markets. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Margin Growth, and Sales Growth. To get an in-depth look at AGO, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AGO stock.

The rating of CNA Financial (NYSE:CNA) declines this week from C to a D. CNA Financial provides insurance and risk-management products and services to associations, professionals, individuals, and small, medium, and large businesses. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Revisions. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CNA 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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