7 Capital Markets Stocks to Buy Now

Seven capital markets 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”).

THL Credit (TCRD) is progressing from last week’s rating of B (“buy”) as the company improves to an A (“strong buy”) this 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.

Gladstone Investment Corporation (GAIN) is bettering its rating of C (“hold”) from last week to a B (“buy”) this week. Gladstone Investment makes debt and equity investments in small- and medium-sized private businesses in the United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GAIN stock.

Ares Capital Corporation (ARCC) boosts its rating from a B to an A this week. 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.

Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. (WHG) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C to a B. Westwood Holdings Group is in the business of providing investment advisory services and trust and custodial services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WHG stock.

Fidus Investment Corporation’s (FDUS) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s C. Provides customized mezzanine debt and equity financing solutions primarily to lower middle-market companies in the United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FDUS stock.

Golub Capital BDC, Inc. (GBDC) improves from a C to a B rating this week. Golub Capital is an externally managed, closed-end, non-diversified management investment company. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GBDC stock.

Cowen Group, Inc. Class A (COWN) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of C. Cowen Group is a publicly owned asset management holding company. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of COWN 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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