7 Insurance Stocks to Buy Now

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

   
7 Insurance Stocks to Buy Now

The grades of seven Insurance stocks are better this week, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Every one of these stocks has an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”) rating.

This week, W.R. Berkley (NYSE:WRB) is making solid headway. The company’s rating improves to an A (“strong buy”) from last week’s B (“buy”) rating. 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. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WRB stock.

XL Group (NYSE:XL) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a B last week 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 bumping up its rating from a C (“hold”) to a B (“buy”) this week. National Western Life Insurance sells life insurance and annuity products in the United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NWLI stock.

American National Insurance (NASDAQ:ANAT) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C to a B. American National Insurance offers financial products and services, individual and group health insurance and annuities, credit insurance, pension products, and mutual funds. The stock price has risen 7.4% over the past month, better than the 2.3% increase the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. The current dividend yield is 3.1%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ANAT stock.

This week, Endurance Specialty (NYSE:ENH) pushes up from a C to a B rating. 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.

Aspen Insurance Holdings (NYSE:AHL) boosts its rating from a B to an A this week. Aspen Insurance Holdings provides insurance and reinsurance solutions worldwide. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AHL stock.

The rating of EMC Insurance (NASDAQ:EMCI) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. 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. 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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