10 Insurance Stocks to Sell Now

CINF, PGR, VR, AXS, MIG, CRD.B, STFC, OB, ERIE, AHL slump in weekly rankings

   
10 Insurance Stocks to Sell Now

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

Cincinnati Financial Corporation (CINF) ratings are on the decline this week as the company earns an F (“strong sell”). Last week, it received a 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 a full analysis of CINF stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Progressive Corporation (PGR) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a D to an F. 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.

Validus Holdings, Ltd. (VR) is on the decline this week, earning a D (“sell”) after receiving a C (“hold”) last week. Validus Holdings provides reinsurance and insurance coverage in the property and marine markets. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Surprise. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VR stock.

Axis Capital Holdings Limited (AXS) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s C drops to a D. Axis Capital Holdings provides various insurance and reinsurance products to worldwide operations. To get an in-depth look at AXS, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AXS stock.

Meadowbrook Insurance Group, Inc. (MIG) earns an F this week, moving down from last week’s grade of D. 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 dropped 5.3% 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 MIG stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

This week, Crawford & Company Class B’s (CRD.B) rating worsens to a D from the company’s C rating a week ago. Crawford & Company is an independent provider of claims management solutions to insurance companies and self-insured entities. 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 CRD.B stock.

The rating of State Auto Financial Corporation (STFC) slips from a C to a D. State Auto Financial is a property and casualty insurance company engaged in writing personal and business lines of insurance. The stock also rates an F in Earnings Momentum. To get an in-depth look at STFC, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of STFC stock.

OneBeacon Insurance Group, Ltd. Class A (OB) earns a D this week, falling from last week’s grade of C. OneBeacon Insurance Group offers specialized insurance products and services. The stock also gets an F in Sales Growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of OB stock.

This week, Erie Indemnity Company Class A (ERIE) drops from a D to an F rating. Erie Indemnity is involved in the property/casualty insurance business. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Surprise. For a full analysis of ERIE stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

This is a rough week for Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (AHL). The company’s rating falls to D from the previous week’s C. Aspen Insurance Holdings provides insurance and reinsurance solutions worldwide. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AHL 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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