by Portfolio Grader | July 27, 2012 8:00 am
This week, six Chemicals stocks are improving their overall ratings on Portfolio Grader. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).
This week, RPM International (NYSE:RPM) is making solid headway. The company’s rating improves to an A (“strong buy”) from last week’s B (“buy”) rating. RPM International manufactures, markets, and sells various specialty chemical product lines. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth and Earnings Surprise, RPM also gets A’s. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RPM stock.
This is a strong week for Ecolab (NYSE:ECL). The company’s rating climbs to A from the previous week’s B. Ecolab develops and markets products and services for the hospitality, foodservice, healthcare, and industrial markets primarily in the United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ECL stock.
The rating of Landec Corp. (NASDAQ:LNDC) moves up this week, rising from a B to an A. Landec designs, develops, manufactures, and sells temperature activated and other specialty polymer products for a variety of food packaging, industrial, agricultural, and medical applications. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LNDC stock.
This week, Georgia Gulf (NYSE:GGC) pushes up from a B to an A rating. Georgia Gulf manufactures and markets chemical and plastic products. The stock price has risen 33.6% over the past month, better than the 2% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GGC stock.
CF Industries (NYSE:CF) improves from a B to an A rating this week. CF Industries manufacturers and distributes nitrogen and phosphate fertilizer products in North America. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 8.3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CF stock.
Syngenta (NYSE:SYT) is bumping up its rating from a C (“hold”) to a B (“buy”) this week. Syngenta AG is an agribusiness that is engaged in the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing products designed to improve crop yields and food quality. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SYT 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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