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 Corporation (NYSE:WRB) is making headway this week, with the company’s rating improving to an A (“strong buy”) from a B (“buy”) last 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 Plc (NYSE:XL) improves from a B to an A rating this week. 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 Company Class A (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. Shares of the stock have been changing hands at an unusually rapid pace, up 704.1% from the week prior. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NWLI stock.

American National Insurance Company (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 has pushed up 1.2% over the past week. At present, 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. The stock price has pushed upwards for the past six days, reaching $51.07. Shares of the stock have been trading at an exceptionally rapid pace, up twofold from the week prior. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ENH stock.

This week, Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited’s (NYSE:AHL) ratings are up 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.

EMC Insurance (NASDAQ:EMCI) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. 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. Shares of the stock have been changing hands at an unusually rapid pace, twice the rate of the week prior. 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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