11 Industrial Stocks That Make the Grade

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11 Industrial Stocks That Make the Grade

16091648 railroad track points 300x142 11 Industrial Stocks That Make the GradeYou may not think that the industrial sector is going very well right now. After all, unemployment remains stubbornly high, consumer spending and home building are sluggish, and there are mixed headlines that provide as many negatives as positives.

However, a number of industrials, including transport stocks and select manufacturers, are indeed looking up right now. I watch more than 5,000 publicly traded companies with my Portfolio Grader tool, ranking companies by a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. And this week, I am recommending 11 industrial stocks to buy.

Each one of these stocks gets an “A” or “B” according to my research, meaning it is a “strong buy” or “buy.”

Here they are:

Canadian Pacific Railway (NYSE:CP) has a 14,800-mile network that stretches across the United States and Canada. In the last year, CP stock has jumped 22%, compared to a gain of 8% for the Dow Jones in the same time. Canadian Pacific stock gets a “B” grade for earnings momentum, a “B” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months, and a “B” grade for return on equity. For more information, view my complete analysis of CP stock.

Cummins (NYSE:CMI) is a manufacturer of diesel engines. Compared to smaller gains by the broader markets, CMI is up nearly 13% in the last year. Cummins stock gets a “B” grade for sales growth, a “B” grade for operating margin growth, an “A” grade for earnings growth, a “B” grade for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimate on Wall Street, an “A” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months, a “B” grade for cash flow, and an “A” grade for return on equity. For more information, view my complete analysis of CMI stock.

Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST) sells industrial and construction supplies in a wholesale and retail manner. In the last year, FAST stock has jumped 72%. Fastenal stock gets a “B” grade for sales growth, a “B” grade for operating margin growth, a “B” grade for earnings growth, an “A” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months, and an “A” grade for return on equity. For more information, view my complete analysis of FAST stock.

Goodrich (NYSE:GR) supplies aerospace components, systems and services. GR has posted a gain of 48%. GR stock gets a “B” grade for operating margin growth, an “A” grade for earnings growth, a “B” grade for earnings momentum, a “B” grade for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimate on Wall Street, a “B” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months, a “B” grade for cash flow, and an “A” grade for return on equity. For more information, view my complete analysis of GR stock.

Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) is a very well-known global security and aerospace company. In the last year, LMT stock has gained 12%. Lockheed stock gets a “B” grade for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimate on Wall Street, a “B” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months, a “B” grade for cash flow, and an “A” grade for return on equity. For more information, view my complete analysis of LMT stock.

Precision Castparts  (NYSE:PCP) is a manufacturer of complex metal components and products. In the past year, PCP stock has gained 19%. Precision Castparts stock gets a “B” grade for sales growth, a “B” grade for earnings growth, a “B” grade for earnings momentum, a “B” grade for cash flow, and a “B” grade for return on equity. For more information, view my complete analysis of PCP stock.

Ryanair Holdings (NASDAQ:RYAAY) is known for its low-fares and scheduled-passenger airline serving short-haul flights. Since last March, RYAAY is up 29%, compared to smaller gains by the broader markets. Ryanair stock gets a “B” grade for operating margin growth, a “B” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months, a “B” grade for cash flow, and a “B” grade for return on equity. For more information, view my complete analysis of RYAAY stock.

Tyco International (NYSE:TYC) offers a variety of products from electronic security and alarm monitoring to fire-fighting equipment and breathing apparatuses. Tyco is up 26% since last March. TYC stock gets a “B” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months, and a “B” grade for cash flow. For more information, view my complete analysis of TYC stock.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) owns transportation companies and has watched its stock value jump 11% in the last year. UNP stock gets a “B” grade for sales growth, a “B” grade for earnings growth, a “B” grade for earnings momentum, a “B” grade for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimate on Wall Street. Union Pacific also gets a “B” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months, and a “B” grade for return on equity. For more information, view my complete analysis of UNP stock.

United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) is a global package delivery company that has experience a stock increase of 9% in the last 12 months. UPS stock gets a “B” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months, and an “A” grade for return on equity. For more information, view my complete analysis of UPS stock.

W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW) distributes maintenance, repair and operating supplies to its customers. GWW is u 59% since this time last March. Grainger stock gets a “B” grade for sales growth, a “B” grade for operating margin growth, a “B” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months, and an “A” grade for return on equity. For more information, view my complete analysis of GWW stock.

Get more analysis of these picks and other publicly traded stocks with Louis Navellier’s Portfolio Grader tool, a 100% free stock-rating tool that measures both quantitative buying pressure and eight fundamental factors.


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