5 Thrifts & Mortgage Finance Stocks to Buy Now

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

The rating of First Financial Northwest, Inc. (FFNW) moves up this week, rising from a B to a A. 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 week, Citizens Community Bancorp, Inc. (CZWI) pushes up from a C to a B rating. 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.

MGIC Investment Corporation (MTG) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. 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) boosts its rating from a B to a A this week. 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) improves from a B to a A rating this week. 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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