by Portfolio Grader | November 13, 2013 10:45 am
The grades of eight 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”).
This week, W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) is making solid headway. The company’s rating improves to an A (“strong buy”) from last week’s B (“buy”) 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. 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’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 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 Investors Title Company (NASDAQ:ITIC) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. Investors Title issues and underwrites title insurance policies. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ITIC stock.
This week, American National Insurance Company’s (NASDAQ:ANAT) 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 current dividend yield is 3.1%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ANAT stock.
Endurance Specialty (NYSE:ENH) 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. 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.
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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