Six capital markets stocks are moving up in their overall rating this week, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Every one of these is graded an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).
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. Shares of AMTD have increased 6.5% 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.
The rating of THL Credit (TCRD) moves up this week, rising from a B to an A. 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) boosts its rating from a B to an A this week. LPL Financial Holdings offers technology, brokerage and investment advisory services through business relationships with all types of financial advisors. Shares of the stock have been trading at an exceptionally rapid pace, up twofold from the week prior. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LPLA stock.
This week, Ares Capital Corporation (ARCC) pushes up from a B to an A rating. 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. Wall Street seems to agree with the upgrade and has propelled the stock up 10.4% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of COWN stock.
BGC Partners, Inc. Class A (BGCP) earns an A this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of B. BGC Partners is a global inter-dealer broker that specializes in the brokering of OTC financial instruments and related derivative products. With a price of $6.69, it is above the 50-day moving average of $6.52. 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.