7 Insurance Stocks to Buy Now

KCLI, CNO, CRD.B, NFP, AJG, AON, NAVG improve in weekly rankings

   
7 Insurance Stocks to Buy Now

The grades of seven Insurance stocks are on the rise this week on Portfolio Grader. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

Kansas City Life Insurance (NASDAQ:KCLI) is bettering its rating of C (“hold”) from last week to a B (“buy”) this week. Kansas City Life Insurance offers a variety of individual life insurance and annuity policies, as well as group life insurance distributed primarily through numerous general agencies. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Cash Flow and Margin Growth, KCLI also gets A’s. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KCLI stock.

CNO Financial (NYSE:CNO) improves from a C to a B rating this week. 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. The stock price has risen 12.7% over the past month, better than the 3% 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.

This week, Crawford & Co.’s (NYSE:CRD.B) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. Crawford & Company is an independent provider of claims management solutions to insurance companies and self-insured entities. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CRD.B stock.

The rating of National Financial Partners (NYSE:NFP) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. National Financial Partners is an independent distributor of financial services products to high-net worth individuals and small to medium-sized companies. Investors have pushed the stock price up 11.6% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NFP stock.

This is a strong week for Arthur J. Gallagher (NYSE:AJG). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. Arthur J. Gallagher provides its domestic and international customers with insurance brokerage and third-party claims settlement and administration services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AJG stock.

AON (NYSE:AON) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a C last week to a B. Aon provides risk management and human capital consulting services, including solutions to workforce productivity and insurance and reinsurance brokerage. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AON stock.

This is a strong week for Navigators Group (NASDAQ:NAVG). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. Navigators Group is an international commercial property & casualty specialty insurance holding company with insurance company operations, and underwriting management companies. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NAVG 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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