by Portfolio Grader | May 12, 2014 4:00 pm
This week, six capital markets stocks are improving their overall ratings 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 making solid headway. The company’s rating improves to an A (“strong buy”) from last week’s B (“buy”) rating. TD Ameritrade 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.
THL Credit (TCRD) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises 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) improves from a B to an A rating this week. 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) is seeing ratings go up from a B last week to an A this week. 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) is bettering its rating of C (“hold”) from last week to a B (“buy”) this week. 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’s (BGCP) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to an A from last week’s B. 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 6% 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.
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