5 Thrifts & Mortgage Finance Stocks to Buy Now

This week, 5 Thrifts & Mortgage Finance stocks are improving their overall rating on Portfolio Grader. Each of these rates an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

First Financial Northwest, Inc.’s (FFNW) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a A from last week’s B. First Financial Northwest, Inc. provides a wide range of banking services, including checking and savings accounts. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FFNW stock.

This is a strong week for Citizens Community Bancorp, Inc. (CZWI). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. Citizens Community Bancorp, Inc. is a community-oriented financial institution offering a variety of financial services. The company also gets A’s in operating margin growth and free cash flow. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CZWI stock.

This week, MGIC Investment Corporation’s (MTG) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. MGIC Investment Corporation provides private mortgage insurance coverage in the United States. The company also gets A’s in operating margin growth, earnings growth, earnings revisions, earnings surprise, earnings momentum, return on equity, and free cash flow. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MTG stock.

Equitable Financial Corp (EQFN) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a B last week to a A. The company also gets A’s in earnings growth and free cash flow. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EQFN stock.

Atlantic Coast Financial Corporation (ACFC) earns a A this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of B. Atlantic Coast Financial Corporation invests primarily in first mortgage loans on one-to four- family residences, home equity loans, automobile and consumer loans, and commercial real estate loans. The company also gets A’s in earnings growth and free cash flow. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACFC 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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