10 Insurance Stocks to Sell Now

by Portfolio Grader | March 5, 2014 9:30 am

10 Insurance Stocks to Sell Now

The ratings of 10 insurance stocks are down this week, according to the Portfolio Grader[1] database. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

Cincinnati Financial Corporation’s (CINF[2]) rating falls this week to an F (“strong sell”), down from last week’s D (“sell”). Cincinnati Financial markets property casualty insurance through independent insurance agents. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Momentum and Earnings Revisions, CINF also gets F’s. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CINF stock[3].

Progressive Corporation (PGR[4]) earns an F this week, moving down from last week’s grade of D. Progressive is an insurance holding company that offers primarily personal and commercial automobile insurance, in addition to other property-casualty insurance products. To get an in-depth look at PGR, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PGR stock[5].

Validus Holdings, Ltd.’s (VR[6]) rating falls to a D (“sell”) this week, down from C (“hold”) the week prior. Validus Holdings provides reinsurance and insurance coverage in the property and marine markets. The stock also rates an F in Earnings Surprise. Shares of the stock are changing hands at twice the rate they were a week ago. For a full analysis of VR stock, visit Portfolio Grader[7].

Axis Capital Holdings Limited (AXS[8]) earns a D this week, falling from last week’s grade of C. Axis Capital Holdings provides various insurance and reinsurance products to worldwide operations. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AXS stock[9].

The rating of Meadowbrook Insurance Group, Inc. (MIG[10]) slips from a D to an F. Meadowbrook Insurance Group provides alternative risk management programs and services. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions, Cash Flow and Sales Growth. The stock price has fallen 11.2% over the past month, worse than the 1.7% decrease the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. To get an in-depth look at MIG, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MIG stock[11].

This week, Crawford & Company Class B (CRD.B[12]) drops from a C to a D rating. Crawford & Company is an independent provider of claims management solutions to insurance companies and self-insured entities. Trade volume is up 554.4% from the previous week. For a full analysis of CRD.B stock, visit Portfolio Grader[13].

Slipping from a C to a D rating, State Auto Financial Corporation (STFC[14]) takes a hit this week. State Auto Financial is a property and casualty insurance company engaged in writing personal and business lines of insurance. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Momentum. Shares of the stock have been exchanging at an usually rapid pace, twice the rate of the week prior. To get an in-depth look at STFC, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of STFC stock[15].

OneBeacon Insurance Group, Ltd. Class A (OB[16]) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s C to a D. OneBeacon Insurance Group offers specialized insurance products and services. The stock also gets an F in Sales Growth. Shares of the stock have been changing hands at an unusually rapid pace, three times the rate of the week prior. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of OB stock[17].

This week, Erie Indemnity Company Class A’s (ERIE[18]) rating worsens to an F from the company’s D rating a week ago. Erie Indemnity is involved in the property/casualty insurance business. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Surprise. Shares of the stock are changing hands at twice the rate they were a week ago. To get an in-depth look at ERIE, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ERIE stock[19].

The rating of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (AHL[20]) declines this week from a C to a D. Aspen Insurance Holdings provides insurance and reinsurance solutions worldwide. After three days of declining prices, the stock price is now at $37.58. For a full analysis of AHL stock, visit Portfolio Grader[21].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[22] 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[23].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. CINF: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CINF
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CINF stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CINF
  4. PGR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PGR
  5. To get an in-depth look at PGR, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PGR stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PGR
  6. VR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=VR
  7. For a full analysis of VR stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=VR
  8. AXS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AXS
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AXS stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AXS
  10. MIG: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MIG
  11. To get an in-depth look at MIG, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MIG stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MIG
  12. CRD.B: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CRD.B
  13. For a full analysis of CRD.B stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CRD.B
  14. STFC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=STFC
  15. To get an in-depth look at STFC, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of STFC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=STFC
  16. OB: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=OB
  17. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of OB stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=OB
  18. ERIE: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ERIE
  19. To get an in-depth look at ERIE, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ERIE stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ERIE
  20. AHL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AHL
  21. For a full analysis of AHL stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AHL
  22. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  23. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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