Selective Insurance Group was upgraded to a buy from a hold by TheStreet Ratings. Five of the seven analysts who cover the stock rate it a hold. One considers it a buy and one gives it a sell rating. Selective Insurance's forward P/E is 11.32; the average for property and casual insurance companies is 20. Horace Mann Educators ( HMN) has a forward P/E of 8.82. Selective closed Friday at $18.82 and has increased 6.15% year to date. Selective Insurance's stock hit a 52-week high of $19 on Friday. TheStreet Ratings gives Selective Insurance a B- grade with a $21.02 price target.
Sealed Air was upgraded to a buy from a hold by TheStreet Ratings. Six of the 11 analysts who cover Sealed Air rate it a hold; five consider it a buy. Sealed Air's forward P/E is 12.5; the average for containers and packaging companies is 12.76. Crown Holdings ( CCK) has a forward P/E of 10.21; Rock-Tenn ( RKT) has a forward P/E of 8.96. Sealed Air closed Friday at $20.71; it has risen 20.34% year to date. The stock's 52-week high of $28.77 was set on Feb. 14, 2011. TheStreet Ratings gives Sealed Air a B grade and a $23.12 price target.