by Portfolio Grader | March 10, 2014 10:00 am
The grades of six capital markets stocks are on the rise this week on Portfolio Grader. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).
This week, TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (AMTD) is showing good progress as the company’s rating jumps from a B (“buy”) last week to an A (“strong buy”). 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. The stock price has risen 9% over the past month, better than the 1.7% decrease the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AMTD stock.
THL Credit (TCRD) improves from a B to an A rating this week. 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.
LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (LPLA) earns an A this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of B. 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) 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.
This week, Cowen Group, Inc. Class A (COWN) is showing significant improvement as the company’s rating hops from a C (“hold”) to a B (“buy”). Cowen Group is a publicly owned asset management holding company. Shares of the stock have been changing hands at an unusually rapid pace, up 566.6% from the week prior. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of COWN stock.
BGC Partners, Inc. Class A (BGCP) is seeing ratings go up from a B last week to an A this week. BGC Partners is a global inter-dealer broker that specializes in the brokering of OTC financial instruments and related derivative products. After eight consecutive days of gains, the stock price has reached $7.18. 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.
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