13 Insurance Stocks to Buy Now

13 Insurance 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”).

The rating of Enstar Group Limited (ESGR) moves up this week, rising from a B to a A. Enstar Group Limited acquires and manages insurance and reinsurance companies in run-off. The company also gets A’s in sales growth, earnings growth, earnings momentum, and free cash flow. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ESGR stock.

Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (RGA) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a C last week to a B. Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated is an insurance holding company that is engaged in individual and group life, asset-intensive, critical illness and financial reinsurance. The company also gets A’s in free cash flow. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RGA stock.

Arch Capital Group Ltd. (ACGL) earns a A this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of B. Arch Capital Group Ltd. writes insurance and reinsurance on a worldwide basis. The company also gets A’s in free cash flow. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACGL stock.

Cincinnati Financial Corporation (CINF) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a B to a A. Cincinnati Financial Corporation markets property casualty insurance through independent insurance agents. The company also gets A’s in earnings revisions and earnings surprise. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CINF stock.

Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (AGII) is seeing ratings go up from a B last week to a A this week. Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. is an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in the property and casualty market. The company also gets A’s in free cash flow. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AGII stock.

This is a strong week for Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. is a global professional services firm providing advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and human capital. The company also gets A’s in return on equity. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MMC stock.

This week, Validus Holdings, Ltd. (VR) pushes up from a B to a A rating. Validus Holdings, Ltd. provides reinsurance and insurance coverage in the property and marine markets. The company also gets A’s in earnings growth and free cash flow. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VR stock.

Assured Guaranty Ltd.’s (AGO) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s C. Assured Guaranty Ltd. provides credit enhancement products to the public finance, structured finance, and mortgage markets. The company also gets A’s in earnings revisions, earnings surprise, and free cash flow. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AGO stock.

State Auto Financial Corporation (STFC) improves from a C to a B rating this week. 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 and earnings growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of STFC stock.

This week, Independence Holding Company’s (IHC) ratings are up from a B last week to a A. Independence Holding Company sells life and health insurance. The company also gets A’s in operating margin growth, earnings growth, earnings momentum, and free cash flow. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IHC stock.

CNinsure, Inc. Sponsored ADR (CISG) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. CNinsure, Inc. Sponsored ADR is an independent insurance intermediary company that operates in China. The company also gets A’s in free cash flow. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CISG stock.

The rating of Oxbridge Re Holdings Limited (OXBR) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. The company also gets A’s in free cash flow. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of OXBR stock.

WMIH Corp.’s (WMIH) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s C. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WMIH stock.

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