Six Durable Goods 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”).
Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) ups its rating to a B (“buy”) this week after earning a C (“hold”) in the week before. Whirlpool manufactures and markets appliances and products for home use. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Cash Flow and Margin Growth, WHR also gets A’s. Shares of WHR have increased 18.9% over the past month, better than the 4.8% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 9.6. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WHR stock.
Ethan Allen‘s (NYSE:ETH) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s C. Ethan Allen Interiors is a manufacturer and retailer of home furnishings and sells a full range of furniture products and decorative accessories through a dedicated network stores. Wall Street seems to agree with the upgrade and has propelled the stock up 2.9% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ETH stock.
Libbey Inc. (AMEX:LBY) improves from a C to a B rating this week. Libbey designs, manufactures, and markets glass tableware, which is used by foodservice, industrial, premium, and retail customers around the world. Since last month, shares of the company are up 3.1%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LBY stock.
Newell Rubbermaid (NYSE:NWL) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C to a B. Newell Rubbermaid manufactures and markets branded consumer products which are sold through a variety of retail and wholesale distribution channels. The price of NWL remained flat from a month ago. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NWL stock.
The rating of CSS Industries (NYSE:CSS) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. CSS Industries is engaged in the design, manufacture, procurement, distribution, and sale of seasonal and all-occasion social expression products. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 8.3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CSS stock.
This week, Brookfield Residential Properties (NYSE:BRP) is showing good progress as the company’s rating jumps from a B (“buy”) last week to an A (“strong buy”). Brookfield Residential Properties operates as a land developer and homebuilder in North America. Investors seem to agree with the upgraded status of the stock, and have pushed the stock up 20.9% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BRP 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.