7 Insurance Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | December 11, 2013 12:15 pm

7 Insurance Stocks to Buy Now

Seven insurance stocks are moving up in their overall rating this week, according to the Portfolio Grader[1] database. Every one of these is graded an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

W. R. Berkley Corporation (WRB[2]) 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[3].

This is a strong week for XL Group Plc (XL[4]). 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[5].

National Western Life Insurance Company Class A (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].

American National Insurance Company (ANAT[8]) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. American National Insurance offers financial products and services, individual and group health insurance and annuities, credit insurance, pension products, and mutual funds. The stock price has risen 9.3% over the past month, better than the 1.3% decrease the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. The current dividend yield is 3.1%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ANAT stock[9].

This week, Endurance Specialty (ENH[10]) pushes up from a C to a B rating. 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[11].

Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited’s (AHL[12]) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to an A from last week’s B. Aspen Insurance Holdings provides insurance and reinsurance solutions worldwide. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AHL stock[13].

EMC Insurance (EMCI[14]) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises 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. 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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