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3 Insurance Stocks to Sell Now

CIA, AV, MFC slump in weekly rankings


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

This week, Citizens Inc. (NYSE:CIA) falls to a D (“sell”), worse than last week’s grade of C (“hold”). Citizens provides life and health insurance products, including ordinary whole-life policies and endowment policies. CIA also rates an F in Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Margin Growth. The trailing PE Ratio for the stock is 82.20. For a full analysis of CIA stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

This is a rough week for Aviva (NYSE:AV). The company’s rating falls to D from the previous week’s C. Aviva provides insurance, savings, and fund management products and services worldwide. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth and Margin Growth. The stock price has dropped 5.4% over the past month, worse than the 3.4% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. To get an in-depth look at AV, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AV stock.

Slipping from C to a D rating, Manulife Financial (NYSE:MFC) takes a hit this week. Manulife Financial provides financial protection products and investment management services to individuals, families, businesses, and groups. The stock gets F’s in Margin Growth and Sales Growth. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 56.50. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MFC 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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