7 Insurance Stocks to Buy Now

AHL, EMCI, ANAT, ENH, NWLI, WRB, XL improve in weekly rankings

   
7 Insurance Stocks to Buy Now

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

This week, Aspen Insurance Holdings (NYSE:AHL) is showing good progress as the company’s rating jumps from a B (“buy”) last week to an A (“strong buy”). Aspen Insurance Holdings provides insurance and reinsurance solutions worldwide. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth, Earnings Revisions, and Cash Flow, AHL also gets A’s. The stock price has risen 5.2% over the past month, better than the 0.2% the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AHL stock.

This week, EMC Insurance (NASDAQ:EMCI) is showing significant improvement as the company’s rating hops from a C (“hold”) to a B (“buy”). EMC Insurance focuses on the sale of commercial lines of property and casualty insurance to small and medium-sized businesses, institutions, and individual customers through independent insurance agents. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 9.10. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EMCI stock.

American National Insurance (NASDAQ:ANAT) improves from a C to a B rating this week. American National Insurance offers financial products and services, individual and group health insurance and annuities, credit insurance, pension products, and mutual funds. The current dividend yield is 3.1%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ANAT stock.

Endurance Specialty (NYSE:ENH) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B 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.

This week, National Western Life Insurance’s (NASDAQ:NWLI) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. National Western Life Insurance sells life insurance and annuity products in the United States. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 8.10. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NWLI stock.

W.R. Berkley (NYSE:WRB) earns an A this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of B. W. R. Berkley is an insurance holding company in the United States, which operates in five business segments: specialty insurance, regional property casualty insurance, alternative markets, reinsurance and international. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WRB stock.

XL Group’s (NYSE:XL) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to an A from last week’s B. XL Group provides property, casualty and specialty products to industrial, commercial and professional firms worldwide. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of XL 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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