8 Insurance Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | July 17, 2013 5:58 pm

This week, eight Insurance stocks are improving their overall ratings on Portfolio Grader[1]. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

This week, United Insurance Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:UIHC[2]) is making solid headway. The company’s rating improves to an A (“strong buy”) from last week’s B (“buy”) rating. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Cash Flow and Sales Growth, UIHC also gets A’s. The stock price has risen 12.5% over the past month, better than the 1.3% decrease the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UIHC stock[3].

This week, W.R. Berkley (NYSE:WRB[4]) pushes up from a B to an A 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. Investors have pushed the stock price up 5.5% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WRB stock[5].

This is a strong week for XL Group (NYSE:XL[6]). The company’s rating climbs to A from the previous 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[7].

National Western Life Insurance (NASDAQ:NWLI[8]) 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. Wall Street seems to agree with the upgrade and has propelled the stock up 10.5% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NWLI stock[9].

American National Insurance (NASDAQ:ANAT[10]) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of C. American National Insurance offers financial products and services, individual and group health insurance and annuities, credit insurance, pension products, and mutual funds. Investors seem to agree with the upgraded status of the stock, and have pushed the stock up 9% over the past month. The current dividend yield is 3.1%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ANAT stock[11].

Endurance Specialty (NYSE:ENH[12]) improves from a C to a B rating this week. 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[13].

Aspen Insurance Holdings (NYSE:AHL[14]) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a B last week to an A. Aspen Insurance Holdings provides insurance and reinsurance solutions worldwide. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AHL stock[15].

This week, EMC Insurance’s (NASDAQ:EMCI[16]) ratings are up from a C last week 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. Wall Street has pushed the stock higher by 12.7% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EMCI stock[17].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[18] 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[19].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. UIHC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=UIHC
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UIHC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=UIHC
  4. WRB: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WRB
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WRB stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WRB
  6. XL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=XL
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of XL stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=XL
  8. NWLI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NWLI
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NWLI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NWLI
  10. ANAT: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ANAT
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ANAT stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ANAT
  12. ENH: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ENH
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ENH stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ENH
  14. AHL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AHL
  15. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AHL stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AHL
  16. EMCI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EMCI
  17. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EMCI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EMCI
  18. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  19. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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