The grades of six capital markets stocks are better this week, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Every one of these stocks has an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”) rating.
TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (AMTD) is progressing from last week’s rating of B (“buy”) as the company improves to an A (“strong buy”) this week. TD Ameritrade Holding provides securities brokerage services and technology based financial services to retail investors, traders, financial planners, institutions and business partners. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Earnings Revisions, AMTD also gets an A. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AMTD stock.
This week, THL Credit (TCRD) pushes up from a B to an A rating. THL Credit is a management investment company that invests mainly in private subordinated debt, also known as mezzanine debt. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TCRD stock.
This week, LPL Financial Holdings Inc.’s (LPLA) ratings are up from a B last week to an A. LPL Financial Holdings offers technology, brokerage and investment advisory services through business relationships with all types of financial advisors. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LPLA stock.
Ares Capital Corporation (ARCC) earns an A this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of B. 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.
Cowen Group, Inc. Class A (COWN) ups its rating to a B (“buy”) this week after earning a C (“hold”) in the week before. Cowen Group is a publicly owned asset management holding company. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of COWN stock.
BGC Partners, Inc. Class A (BGCP) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a B to an A. BGC Partners is a global inter-dealer broker that specializes in the brokering of OTC financial instruments and related derivative products. The stock price has risen 7.7% 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 BGCP 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.