12 Insurance Stocks to Buy Now

This week, 12 Insurance stocks are improving their overall ratings on Portfolio Grader. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

Enstar Group Limited (ESGR) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a C last week to a B. Enstar Group Limited acquires and manages insurance and reinsurance companies in run-off. The company also gets A’s in free cash flow. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ESGR stock.

ACE Limited (ACE) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. ACE Limited provides a range of insurance and reinsurance products worldwide. The company also gets A’s in free cash flow. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACE stock.

Erie Indemnity Company Class A (ERIE) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. Erie Indemnity Company Class A is involved in the property/casualty insurance business. The company also gets A’s in return on equity. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ERIE stock.

FBL Financial Group, Inc. Class A (FFG) improves from a B to a A rating this week. FBL Financial Group, Inc. Class A underwrites, markets, and distributes life insurance, annuities, and mutual funds. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FFG stock.

The rating of Kansas City Life Insurance Company (KCLI) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. Kansas City Life Insurance Company offers a variety of individual life insurance and annuity policies, as well as group life insurance distributed primarily through numerous general agencies. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KCLI stock.

Willis Group Holdings Plc (WSH) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of C. Willis Group Holdings Plc provides both specialized risk management advisory and consulting services to clients worldwide. The company also gets A’s in earnings growth and return on equity. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WSH stock.

This is a strong week for XL Group Plc (XL). The company’s rating climbs to A from the previous week’s B. XL Group Plc provides property, casualty and specialty products to industrial, commercial and professional firms worldwide. The company also gets A’s in sales growth, operating margin growth, earnings momentum, and free cash flow. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of XL stock.

This week, United Fire Group, Inc.’s (UFCS) ratings are up from a B last week to a A. United Fire Group, Inc. engages in writing property, casualty, and life insurance products and selling fixed annuities in the United States. The company also gets A’s in earnings growth, earnings revisions, earnings surprise, earnings momentum, and free cash flow. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UFCS stock.

This week, EMC Insurance Group Inc. (EMCI) pushes up from a B to a A rating. EMC Insurance Group Inc. 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. The company also gets A’s in operating margin growth, earnings growth, earnings surprise, earnings momentum, and free cash flow. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EMCI stock.

State Auto Financial Corporation’s (STFC) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s C. State Auto Financial Corporation is a property and casualty insurance company engaged in writing personal and business lines of insurance. The company also gets A’s in operating margin growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of STFC stock.

Old Republic International Corporation (ORI) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a B to a A. Old Republic International Corporation is an insurance holding company whose subsidiaries market, underwrite, and provide risk management services. The company also gets A’s in earnings growth, earnings revisions, earnings surprise, and earnings momentum. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ORI stock.

This week, Citizens, Inc. Class A (CIA) pushes up from a C to a B rating. Citizens, Inc. Class A provides life and health insurance products, including ordinary whole-life policies and endowment policies. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CIA 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.


Article printed from InvestorPlace Media, https://investorplace.com/2015/10/12-insurance-stocks-to-buy-now/.

©2021 InvestorPlace Media, LLC