8 Insurance Stocks to Buy Now

Eight Insurance stocks are moving up in their overall rating this week, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Every one of these is graded an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

This week, W.R. Berkley (NYSE:WRB) is showing good progress as the company’s rating jumps from a B (“buy”) last week to an A (“strong buy”). W. R. Berkley is an insurance holding company in the United States, which operates in five business segments: specialty insurance, regional property casualty insurance, alternative markets, reinsurance and international. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Surprise and Cash Flow, WRB also gets A’s. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WRB stock.

XL Group (NYSE:XL) earns an A this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of B. XL Group provides property, casualty and specialty products to industrial, commercial and professional firms worldwide. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of XL stock.

National Western Life Insurance (NASDAQ:NWLI) is making progress this week as its rating of C (“hold”) from last week increases to a B (“buy”) rating this week. National Western Life Insurance sells life insurance and annuity products in the United States. The stock price has risen 6.9% 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 NWLI stock.

Investors Title Co. (NASDAQ:ITIC) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. Investors Title issues and underwrites title insurance policies. Investors seem to agree with the upgraded status of the stock, and have pushed the stock up 5.3% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ITIC stock.

American National Insurance (NASDAQ:ANAT) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. American National Insurance offers financial products and services, individual and group health insurance and annuities, credit insurance, pension products, and mutual funds. Wall Street has pushed the stock higher by 10.6% over the past month. The stock’s dividend yield is 3.1%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ANAT stock.

Endurance Specialty (NYSE:ENH) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C to a B. Endurance Specialty Holdings is the holding company for Endurance Specialty Insurance, which provides property and casualty insurance and reinsurance. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ENH stock.

This week, Aspen Insurance Holdings’ (NYSE:AHL) ratings are up from a B last week to an A. Aspen Insurance Holdings provides insurance and reinsurance solutions worldwide. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AHL stock.

The rating of EMC Insurance (NASDAQ:EMCI) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. EMC Insurance focuses on the sale of commercial lines of property and casualty insurance to small and medium-sized businesses, institutions, and individual customers through independent insurance agents. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EMCI 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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