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5 Insurance Stocks to Sell Now

ALL, AGO, VR, BWINB, SIGI 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”).

Allstate Corporation’s (ALL) rating falls to a D (“sell”) this week, down from C (“hold”) the week prior. Allstate is engaged in the personal property and casualty insurance business, as well as the life insurance, retirement, and investment products business. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Earnings Growth, ALL also gets an F. At $52.09, the stock is below the 50-day moving average of $52.98. To get an in-depth look at ALL, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ALL stock.

Assured Guaranty’s (AGO) rating weakens this week, dropping to a D versus last week’s C. Assured Guaranty provides credit enhancement products to the public finance, structured finance, and mortgage markets. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Momentum. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AGO stock.

This is a rough week for Validus Holdings, Ltd. (VR). The company’s rating falls to D from the previous week’s C. Validus Holdings provides reinsurance and insurance coverage in the property and marine markets. The stock also rates an F in Earnings Surprise. The stock price has dropped 5.7% over the past month, worse than the 1.7% decrease the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For a full analysis of VR stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Baldwin & Lyons, Inc. Class B (BWINB) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s C drops to a D. Baldwin & Lyons specializes in marketing and underwriting property and casualty insurance and the assumption of property reinsurance mainly insuring against catastrophes. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Surprise. Share prices fell 8.9% over the past month. To get an in-depth look at BWINB, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BWINB stock.

Selective Insurance Group, Inc. (SIGI) earns a D this week, moving down from last week’s grade of C. Selective Insurance offers property and casualty insurance products and services the eastern and midwestern regions of the United States. Wall Street appears to agree with the stock downgrade, with share prices dropping 16% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SIGI 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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