7 Insurance Stocks to Buy Now

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

   
7 Insurance Stocks to Buy Now

This week, seven Insurance stocks are improving their overall rating on Portfolio Grader. Each of these rates an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

W.R. Berkley (NYSE:WRB) is progressing from last week’s rating of B (“buy”) as the company improves to an A (“strong buy”) this week. 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. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Surprise and Cash Flow, WRB also gets A’s. Shares of WRB have increased 6.3% over the past month, better than the 0.8% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WRB stock.

XL Group (NYSE:XL) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a B to an A. 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.

National Western Life Insurance (NASDAQ:NWLI) is making progress this week as its rating of C (“hold”) from last week increases to a B (“buy”) rating this week. National Western Life Insurance sells life insurance and annuity products in the United States. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 7.10. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NWLI stock.

This is a strong week for American National Insurance (NASDAQ:ANAT). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. American National Insurance offers financial products and services, individual and group health insurance and annuities, credit insurance, pension products, and mutual funds. Investors have pushed the stock price up 6% over the past month. The stock’s dividend yield is 3.1%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ANAT stock.

Endurance Specialty (NYSE:ENH) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of C. Endurance Specialty Holdings is the holding company for Endurance Specialty Insurance, which provides property and casualty insurance and reinsurance. Wall Street seems to agree with the upgrade and has propelled the stock up 6.2% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ENH stock.

Aspen Insurance Holdings’ (NYSE:AHL) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to an A from last week’s B. Aspen Insurance Holdings provides insurance and reinsurance solutions worldwide. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AHL stock.

This week, EMC Insurance (NASDAQ:EMCI) pushes up from a C to a B rating. 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. Wall Street has pushed the stock higher by 14.9% over the past month. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 9.70. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EMCI 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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