7 Capital Markets Stocks to Buy Now

KCG, TCRD, ARCC, COWN, BGCP, AMTD, LPLA improve in weekly rankings

   
7 Capital Markets Stocks to Buy Now

This week, seven capital markets stocks are improving their overall rating on Portfolio Grader. Each of these rates an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

KCG Holdings, Inc. Class A (KCG) is making progress this week as its rating of C (“hold”) from last week increases to a B (“buy”) rating this week. Knight Capital Group provides trade execution services across multiple asset classes. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Revisions and Earnings Surprise, KCG also gets A’s. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KCG stock.

This week, THL Credit (TCRD) is showing good progress as the company’s rating jumps from a B (“buy”) last week to an A (“strong buy”). 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.

Ares Capital Corporation’s (ARCC) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to an A from last week’s B. 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) improves from a C to a B rating this week. Cowen Group is a publicly owned asset management holding company. 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 COWN stock.

The rating of BGC Partners, Inc. Class A (BGCP) moves up this week, rising from a B to an A. BGC Partners is a global inter-dealer broker that specializes in the brokering of OTC financial instruments and related derivative products. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BGCP stock.

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (AMTD) boosts its rating from a B to an A this week. TD Ameritrade provides securities brokerage services and technology-based financial services to retail investors, traders, financial planners, institutions and business partners. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AMTD stock.

LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (LPLA) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a B to an A. 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.

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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