7 Industrial Stocks Manufactured to Sell

by Portfolio Grader | May 25, 2012 10:00 am

7 Industrial Stocks Manufactured to Sell

The industrial sector isn’t what it used to be. Manufacturing used to be big business in the mid-2000s as brisk consumer spending and constant construction of homes and infrastructure boosted stocks. Now, with consumers buying less, the government cutting back on projects and the housing market a mess, there’s not a lot of upside for many major industrial stocks.

I watch more than 5,000 publicly traded companies with my Portfolio Grader[1] tool, ranking companies by a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. And this week, I identify seven industrial stocks to sell.

Here they are, in alphabetical order. Each one of these stocks gets a “D” or “F” according to my research, meaning it is a “sell” or “strong sell.”

ABB  (NYSE:ABB[2]) is involved with power and automation technologies. In the last year, ABB stock has posted a loss of 36%. ABB stock gets a “D” grade for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street and a “D” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of ABB stock[3].

Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR[4]) designs and supplies product technology and delivering engineering services and solutions. In the past year, Emerson stock has dipped 11%. EMR stock gets a “D” grade for sales growth and an “F” grade for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of EMR stock[5].

General Dynamics (NYSE:GD[6]) is an aerospace and defense company that is down 10% in the last 12 months. GD stock gets a “D” grade for sales growth and a “D” grade for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of GD stock[7].

Philips Electronics (NYSE:PHG[8]) is a diversified fund that provides current income. Since last May, Philips stock has posted a loss of 11%, compared to gains by the broader markets. PHG stock gets a “D” grade for sales growth, an “F” grade for operating margin growth, a “D” grade for cash flow and a “D” grade for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of PHG stock[9].

Siemens AG (NYSE:SI[10]) is involved with electronics and electrical engineering. Since last May, Siemens stock has dropped 33%. SI stock gets a “D” grade for sales growth, a “D” grade for operating margin growth, an “F” grade for earnings growth, an “F” grade for earnings momentum, a “D” grade for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street and a “D” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of SI stock[11].

United Technologies  (NYSE:UTX[12]) provides its customers with high technology products and services. Since this time last year, UTX stock has slid 14%, compared to gains by the broader markets. United Technologies stock gets a “D” grade for sales growth a “D” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of UTX stock[13].

Waste Management (NYSE:WM[14]) provides waste management services in North America and rounds out the list with a yearly loss of 14%. WM stock gets a “D” grade for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of WM stock.[15]


 

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. ABB: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=ABB
  3. For more information, view my complete analysis of ABB stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=abb&submit=submit&type=site
  4. EMR: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=EMR
  5. For more information, view my complete analysis of EMR stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=emr&submit=submit&type=site
  6. GD: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GD
  7. For more information, view my complete analysis of GD stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=gd&submit=submit&type=site
  8. PHG: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=PHG
  9. For more information, view my complete analysis of PHG stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=phg&submit=submit&type=site
  10. SI: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=SI
  11. For more information, view my complete analysis of SI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=si&submit=submit&type=site
  12. UTX: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=UTX
  13. For more information, view my complete analysis of UTX stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=UTX&submit=submit&type=site
  14. WM: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=WM
  15. For more information, view my complete analysis of WM stock.: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=wm&submit=submit&type=site

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