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5 Insurance Stocks to Sell Now

AGO, GBLI, L, PTP, WSH slump in weekly rankings


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

Assured Guaranty’s (AGO) rating falls to a D (“sell”) this week, down from C (“hold”) the week prior. Assured Guaranty provides credit enhancement products to the public finance, structured finance, and mortgage markets. For Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Earnings Momentum, AGO also gets an F. To get an in-depth look at AGO, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AGO stock.

Global Indemnity Plc (GBLI) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s C drops to a D. Global Indemnity provides insurance and reinsurance products and services in the United States. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Momentum and Earnings Surprise. For the past 21 days, the stock price has pushed higher, arriving at $24.37. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GBLI stock.

Loews Corporation (L) ratings are on the decline this week as the company earns an F (“strong sell”). Last week, it received a 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 a full analysis of L stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

This is a rough week for Platinum Underwriters Holdings, Ltd. (PTP). The company’s rating falls to D from the previous week’s C. Platinum Underwriters provides property and marine, casualty, and finite risk reinsurance coverage products worldwide. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Momentum and Sales Growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PTP stock.

Willis Group Holdings Plc’s (WSH) rating weakens this week, dropping to a D versus last week’s C. Willis Group Holdings provides both specialized risk management advisory and consulting services to clients worldwide. In Earnings Growth, Earnings Surprise, Cash Flow and Margin Growth the stock gets F’s. The stock price has fallen 6.4% over the past month, worse than the 1.7% decrease the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. Shares of the stock are changing hands at twice the rate they were a week ago. For a full analysis of WSH stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

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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