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7 Insurance Stocks to Buy Now

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

   

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”).

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. 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.

National Western Life Insurance (NASDAQ:NWLI) is bettering its rating of C (“hold”) from last week 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) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B 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 stock price has risen 6.5% over the past month, better than the 1.3% decrease the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. The stock has a dividend yield of 3.1%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ANAT stock.

Endurance Specialty (NYSE:ENH) gets a higher grade this week, advancing 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.

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

This is a strong week for EMC Insurance (NASDAQ:EMCI). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. 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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