9 Insurance Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | January 30, 2013 4:00 pm

9 Insurance Stocks to Buy Now

Nine Insurance stocks are moving up in their overall rating this week, according to the Portfolio Grader[1] database. Every one of these is graded an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

CNO Financial (NYSE:CNO[2]) ups its rating to a B (“buy”) this week after earning a C (“hold”) in the week before. CNO Financial engages in the development, marketing, and administration of health insurance, annuity, individual life insurance, and other insurance products for senior and middle-income markets in the United States. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Cash Flow, CNO also gets an A. Shares of CNO have increased 8.3% over the past month, better than the 7.5% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CNO stock[3].

The rating of Employers Holdings (NYSE:EIG[4]) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. Employers Holdings operates in the commercial property and casualty insurance industry in the United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EIG stock[5].

Endurance Specialty (NYSE:ENH[6]) improves from a C to a B rating this week. Endurance Specialty Holdings is the holding company for Endurance Specialty Insurance, which provides property and casualty insurance and reinsurance. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ENH stock[7].

Travelers (NYSE:TRV[8]) is progressing from last week’s rating of B (“buy”) as the company improves to an A (“strong buy”) this week. Travelers is a holding company engaged in providing businesses, government units, associations and individuals with commercial and personal property and casualty insurance products and services. Wall Street has pushed the stock higher by 7.7% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TRV stock[9].

Maiden Holdings (NASDAQ:MHLD[10]) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. Maiden Holdings focuses on providing non-catastrophic, customized reinsurance products and services. Investors seem to agree with the upgraded status of the stock, and have pushed the stock up 13.4% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MHLD stock[11].

Chubb Corp. (NYSE:CB[12]) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. Chubb Corporation provides property and casualty insurance to businesses and individuals around the world. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CB stock[13].

Hartford Financial (NYSE:HIG[14]) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a C last week to a B. The Hartford Financial Services Group provides a range of insurance products. Investors have pushed the stock price up 10.5% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HIG stock[15].

Arch Capital Group’s (NASDAQ:ACGL[16]) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to an A from last week’s B. Arch Capital Group writes insurance and reinsurance on a worldwide basis. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 9.10. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACGL stock[17].

This is a strong week for ACE (NYSE:ACE[18]). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. ACE provides a range of insurance and reinsurance products worldwide. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACE stock[19].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[20] 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[21].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. CNO: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CNO
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CNO stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CNO
  4. EIG: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EIG
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EIG stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EIG
  6. ENH: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ENH
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ENH stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ENH
  8. TRV: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TRV
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TRV stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TRV
  10. MHLD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MHLD
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MHLD stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MHLD
  12. CB: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CB
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CB stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CB
  14. HIG: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HIG
  15. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HIG stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HIG
  16. ACGL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ACGL
  17. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACGL stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ACGL
  18. ACE: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ACE
  19. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACE stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ACE
  20. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  21. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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