7 Insurance Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | October 9, 2013 10:30 am

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

W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB[2]) 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. After three consecutive days of gains, the stock price has reached $42.06. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WRB stock[3].

XL Group Plc (NYSE:XL[4]) 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. The stock price has pushed upwards for the past three days, reaching $30.60. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of XL stock[5].

National Western Life Insurance Company Class A (NASDAQ:NWLI[6]) ups its rating to a B (“buy”) this week after earning a C (“hold”) in the week before. 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[7].

This week, American National Insurance Company’s (NASDAQ:ANAT[8]) ratings are up from a C last week 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[9].

Endurance Specialty (NYSE:ENH[10]) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. Endurance Specialty Holdings is the holding company for Endurance Specialty Insurance, which provides property and casualty insurance and reinsurance. The stock price has been on the rise for the past three days, reaching $52.11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ENH stock[11].

Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (NYSE:AHL[12]) improves from a B to an A rating this week. Aspen Insurance Holdings provides insurance and reinsurance solutions worldwide. The stock finished at $36.21 per share, after two days of consecutive gains. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AHL stock[13].

The rating of EMC Insurance (NASDAQ:EMCI[14]) 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. Shares of EMCI have increased 5.3% 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 EMCI stock[15].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[16] 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[17].

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

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