by Portfolio Grader | August 1, 2012 1:59 pm
This week, eight Specialty Retail stocks are improving their overall rating on Portfolio Grader. Each of these rates an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).
Sonic Automotive (NYSE:SAH) is bettering its rating of C (“hold”) from last week to a B (“buy”) this week. Sonic sells new and used cars and light trucks, replacement parts, and provides vehicle maintenance, warranty, and paint and repair services. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Earnings Momentum, SAH also gets an A. The stock price has risen 25.2% over the past month, better than the 1.3% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SAH stock.
This week, Tractor Supply Co. (NASDAQ:TSCO) is showing good progress as the company’s rating jumps from a B (“buy”) last week to an A (“strong buy”).Tractor Supply operates retail farm and ranch stores in the United States. Investors have pushed the stock price up 9.4% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TSCO stock.
The rating of Destination Maternity (NASDAQ:DEST) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. Destination Maternity designs and sells maternity apparel in the United States through a nationwide chain of speciality stores. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DEST stock.
Vitamin Shoppe (NYSE:VSI) improves from a B to an A rating this week. Vitamin Shoppe is a specialty retailer and marketer of nutritional products. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VSI stock.
This week, Dick’s Sporting Goods‘s (NYSE:DKS) ratings are up from a B last week to an A. Dick’s Sporting Goods is a retailer of sports and athletic apparel and equipment. DKS shares have increased 2.3% over the last month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DKS stock.
Cato Corp. (NYSE:CATO) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. Cato Corporation operates stores in the southeastern United States that sell women’s clothing and accessories. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CATO stock.
Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBY) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. Bed Bath & Beyond sells an assortment of domestic merchandise and home furnishings. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BBBY stock.
Haverty Furniture (NYSE:HVT) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C to a B. Haverty Furniture sells home furnishings. HVT shares have gone up 0.9% since last month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HVT 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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