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8 Insurance Stocks to Buy Now

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

   
8 Insurance Stocks to Buy Now

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

This week, United Insurance Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:UIHC) is showing good progress as the company’s rating jumps from a B (“buy”) last week to an A (“strong buy”). In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Momentum, Cash Flow, and Sales Growth, UIHC also gets A’s. Shares of UIHC have increased 14.2% 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.

W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) is seeing ratings go up from a B last week to an A 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. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WRB stock.

XL Group Plc (NYSE:XL) earns an A this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of 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 Company Class A (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. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NWLI stock.

The rating of American National Insurance Company (NASDAQ:ANAT) moves up this week, rising 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’s dividend yield is 3.1%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ANAT stock.

Endurance Specialty’s (NYSE:ENH) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s C. 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 Limited (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.

EMC Insurance (NASDAQ:EMCI) gets a higher grade this week, advancing 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. 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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