11 Insurance Stocks to Sell Now

This week, the overall grades of 11 insurance stocks are lower, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

Axis Capital Holdings Limited (AXS) is on the decline this week, earning a D (“sell”) after receiving a C (“hold”) last week. Axis Capital Holdings provides various insurance and reinsurance products to worldwide operations. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AXS stock.

Meadowbrook Insurance Group, Inc. (MIG) earns an F (“strong sell”) this week, moving down from last week’s grade of D (“sell”). Meadowbrook Insurance Group provides alternative risk management programs and services. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions, Cash Flow and Sales Growth. Shares of the stock have been changing hands at an unusually rapid pace, three times the rate of the week prior. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 36.30. To get an in-depth look at MIG, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MIG stock.

Crawford & Company Class B (CRD.B) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a C to a D. Crawford & Company is an independent provider of claims management solutions to insurance companies and self-insured entities. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CRD.B stock.

The rating of State Auto Financial Corporation (STFC) slips from a C to a D. State Auto Financial is a property and casualty insurance company engaged in writing personal and business lines of insurance. The stock also rates an F in Earnings Momentum. To get an in-depth look at STFC, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of STFC stock.

Erie Indemnity Company Class A (ERIE) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s D drops to an F. Erie Indemnity is involved in the property/casualty insurance business. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Surprise. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 26.50. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ERIE stock.

This week, Progressive Corporation (PGR) drops from a D to an F rating. Progressive is an insurance holding company that offers primarily personal and commercial automobile insurance, in addition to other property-casualty insurance products. To get an in-depth look at PGR, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PGR stock.

This week, Third Point Reinsurance Ltd.’s (TPRE) rating worsens to an F from the company’s D rating a week ago. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Revisions and Sales Growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TPRE stock.

Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited’s (AHL) rating weakens this week, dropping to a D versus last week’s C. Aspen Insurance Holdings provides insurance and reinsurance solutions worldwide. To get an in-depth look at AHL, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AHL stock.

Validus Holdings, Ltd. (VR) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s C to a D. Validus Holdings provides reinsurance and insurance coverage in the property and marine markets. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Surprise. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VR stock.

Slipping from a D to an F rating, Cincinnati Financial Corporation (CINF) takes a hit this week. Cincinnati Financial markets property casualty insurance through independent insurance agents. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Momentum and Earnings Revisions. To get an in-depth look at CINF, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CINF stock.

OneBeacon Insurance Group, Ltd. Class A (OB) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s C drops to a D. OneBeacon Insurance Group offers specialized insurance products and services. The stock also rates an F in Sales Growth. Shares of the stock have been changing hands at an unusually rapid pace, twice the rate of the week prior. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of OB 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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