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3 Financial Services Stocks to Buy Now

MCO, ICE, MRLN improve in weekly rankings


The grades of three Financial Services stocks are on the rise this week on Portfolio Grader. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

This week, Moody’s (NYSE:MCO) is showing significant improvement as the company’s rating hops from a C (“hold”) to a B (“buy”). Moody’s offers financial products and services such as credit ratings, data and analytical tools, risk management software, and training. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Equity, MCO also gets an A. The stock price has risen 6.6% over the past month, better than the 4% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MCO stock.

IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE:ICE) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C to a B. IntercontinentalExchange operates global commodity and financial products marketplaces. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ICE stock.

This week, Marlin Business Services (NASDAQ:MRLN) is showing good progress as the company’s rating jumps from a B (“buy”) last week to an A (“strong buy”). Marlin Business Services is a nationwide provider of equipment leasing solutions primarily to small businesses. Investors seem to agree with the upgraded status of the stock, and have pushed the stock up 8% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MRLN 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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