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”).
THL Credit (TCRD) is making headway this week, with the company’s rating improving to an A (“strong buy”) from a B (“buy”) last week. THL Credit is a management investment company that invests mainly in private subordinated debt, also known as mezzanine debt. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Sales Growth, TCRD also gets an A. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TCRD stock.
The rating of Ares Capital Corporation (ARCC) moves up this week, rising from a B 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. 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 ARCC stock.
Cowen Group, Inc. Class A (COWN) is bumping up its rating from a C (“hold”) 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 (BGCP) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a B last week 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.
This is a strong week for TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (AMTD). The company’s rating climbs to A from the previous week’s B. 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.
This week, LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (LPLA) pushes up from a B to an A rating. 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 407% from the week prior. 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.