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8 Insurance Stocks to Sell Now

CISG, CINF, BRO, MKL, L, HCC, OB, SLF slump in weekly rankings

   

The ratings of eight insurance stocks are down this week, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

CNinsure, Inc. Sponsored ADR’s (CISG) rating falls to a D (“sell”) this week, down from C (“hold”) the week prior. CNinsure is an independent insurance intermediary company that operates in China. For Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Earnings Momentum, CISG also gets an F. To get an in-depth look at CISG, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CISG stock.

Cincinnati Financial Corporation (CINF) earns a D this week, falling from last week’s grade of C. Cincinnati Financial markets property casualty insurance through independent insurance agents. The stock price has dropped 6.2% over the past month, worse than the 1.3% decrease the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. For a full analysis of CINF stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Slipping from a C to a D rating, Brown & Brown, Inc. (BRO) takes a hit this week. Brown & Brown engages in the marketing and sale of insurance products and services in the United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BRO stock.

Markel Corporation (MKL) earns a D this week, moving down from last week’s grade of C. Markel markets and underwrites specialty insurance products and programs to a variety of niche markets. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Surprise. The trailing PE Ratio for the stock is 25.30. To get an in-depth look at MKL, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MKL stock.

Loews Corporation (L) earns an F (“strong sell”) this week, moving down from last week’s grade of D (“sell”). Loews is involved in a variety of businesses including commercial property-casualty insurance, offshore drilling, natural gas exploration and production, operation of natural gas pipeline systems, and the operation of hotels and resorts. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of L stock.

HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc.’s (HCC) rating weakens this week, dropping to a D versus last week’s C. HCC Insurance Holdings provides property insurance in the United States and marine, aviation, offshore energy, accident, and health insurance worldwide. For a full analysis of HCC stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

The rating of OneBeacon Insurance Group, Ltd. Class A (OB) slips from a C to a D. OneBeacon Insurance Group offers specialized insurance products and services. The stock also gets an F in Sales Growth. To get an in-depth look at OB, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of OB stock.

Sun Life Financial Inc.’s (SLF) rating weakens this week, dropping to a D versus last week’s C. Sun Life Financial is an international financial services organization. It offers individual and corporate customers with a range of life and health insurance, savings, investment management, retirement, and pension products and services. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Momentum and Sales Growth. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 27.70. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SLF 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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