7 Insurance Stocks to Buy Now

AHL, EMCI, ANAT, ENH, NWLI, WRB, XL 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”).

This week, Aspen Insurance Holdings (NYSE:AHL) is making solid headway. The company’s rating improves to an A (“strong buy”) from last week’s B (“buy”) rating. 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 5.5% over the past month, better than the 2.9% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AHL stock.

EMC Insurance’s (NASDAQ:EMCI) grade is moving up to a B (“buy”) this week from last week’s C (“hold”). 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’s trailing PE Ratio is 8.30. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EMCI stock.

This week, American National Insurance (NASDAQ:ANAT) pushes up from a C to a B rating. American National Insurance offers financial products and services, individual and group health insurance and annuities, credit insurance, pension products, and mutual funds. At present, the stock has a dividend yield of 3.1%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ANAT stock.

This week, Endurance Specialty’s (NYSE:ENH) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. 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.

National Western Life Insurance (NASDAQ:NWLI) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of C. National Western Life Insurance sells life insurance and annuity products in the United States. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 8.00. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NWLI stock.

The rating of W.R. Berkley (NYSE:WRB) moves up this week, rising from a B to an A. 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 (NYSE:XL) boosts its rating from a B to an A this week. XL Group provides property, casualty and specialty products to industrial, commercial and professional firms worldwide. Investors seem to agree with the upgraded status of the stock, and have pushed the stock up 5.4% over the past month. 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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