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3 Capital Markets Stocks to Buy Now

TCRD, ETFC, ARCC improve in weekly rankings


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

This week, THL Credit (TCRD) is making solid headway. The company’s rating improves to an A (“strong buy”) from last week’s B (“buy”) rating. THL Credit is a management investment company that invests mainly in private subordinated debt, also known as mezzanine debt. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Sales Growth, TCRD also gets an A. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TCRD stock.

E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a B to an A. E*TRADE is a financial services company that provides online brokerage and related products and services to individual retail investors. Shares of ETFC have increased 6.1% 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 ETFC stock.

Ares Capital Corporation (ARCC) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a B last week to an A. Ares Capital is a specialty finance company that invests mainly in first- and second-lien senior loans and mezzanine debt, which in some cases includes equity components like warrants. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ARCC 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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