by Portfolio Grader | August 5, 2012 2:15 pm
The grades of seven Machinery stocks are on the rise this week on Portfolio Grader. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).
Lincoln Electric Holdings (NASDAQ:LECO) is making headway this week, with the company’s rating improving to an A (“strong buy”) from a B (“buy”) last week. Lincoln Electric Holdings designs and manufactures welding and cutting products. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Equity, LECO also gets an A. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LECO stock.
Ingersoll-Rand (NYSE:IR) ups its rating to a B (“buy”) this week after earning a C (“hold”) in the week before. Ingersoll-Rand is a diversified, global company that provides a diverse range of products and services for a wide range of industries. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IR stock.
This week, Illinois Tool Works‘s (NYSE:ITW) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. Illinois Tool Works designs and manufactures fasteners and components, equipment and consumable systems, and a variety of specialty products and equipment. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ITW stock.
This week, Pentair Inc. (NYSE:PNR) pushes up from a C to a B rating. Pentair produces electrical and electronic enclosures, professional tools, and water products. Shares of PNR have increased 9.6% over the past month, better than the 2.7% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PNR stock.
Flowserve (NYSE:FLS) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. Flowserve designs, manufactures, distributes, and services industrial flow management equipment throughout the world. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FLS stock.
The rating of CLARCOR Inc. (NYSE:CLC) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. CLARCOR is engaged in engine and mobile filtration, industrial and environmental filtration, and packaging. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CLC stock.
Actuant (NYSE:ATU) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. Actuant is a global manufacturer of industrial products and systems for the energy, electrical, engineered solutions, and other industrial markets. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ATU 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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