8 Specialty Retail Stocks to Sell Now

by Portfolio Grader | August 29, 2012 2:45 pm

The overall ratings of 8 Specialty Retail stocks are down on Portfolio Grader[1] this week. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

Monro Muffler Brake‘s (NASDAQ:MNRO[2]) rating falls to a D (“sell”) this week, down from C (“hold”) the week prior. Monro Muffler/Brake operates a chain of Company owned stores in the Northeast US providing automotive undercar repair and tire services in the Eastern region of the US. As of Aug. 29, 16.3% of outstanding Monro Muffler Brake shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MNRO stock[3].

OfficeMax (NYSE:OMX[4]) earns a D this week, falling from last week’s grade of C. OfficeMax distributes and retails a variety of products such as office supplies, technology products, and business furniture. As of Aug. 29, 21.1% of outstanding OfficeMax shares were held short. To get an in-depth look at OMX, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of OMX stock[5].

Office Depot‘s (NYSE:ODP[6]) rating falls this week to an F (“strong sell”), down from last week’s D (“sell”). Office Depot operates a chain of office product warehouse stores in North America, Europe, Asia and Central America. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions, and Sales Growth. The stock price has fallen 14% over the past month, worse than the 2.2% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. As of Aug. 29, 10.2% of outstanding Office Depot shares were held short. For a full analysis of ODP stock, visit Portfolio Grader[7].

Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS[8]) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s D to an F. Staples operates a chain of retail stores that sells office supplies to individuals and businesses. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Surprise. Investors seem to agree with the downgrade and have pushed down the share price 14.5% over the past month. To get an in-depth look at SPLS, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SPLS stock[9].

Best Buy (NYSE:BBY[10]) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s D drops to an F. Best Buy is a retailer that specializes in selling appliances, consumer electronics, home office products, and software. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Surprise. As of Aug. 29, 10.9% of outstanding Best Buy shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BBY stock[11].

Slipping from a C to a D rating, Express Inc. (NYSE:EXPR[12]) takes a hit this week. Express operates specialty retail apparel stores throughout the United States that target women and men between 20 and 30 years old. Share prices fell 6.2% over the past month. For a full analysis of EXPR stock, visit Portfolio Grader[13].

Kirkland’s Inc. (NASDAQ:KIRK[14]) earns a D this week, moving down from last week’s grade of C. Kirkland retails home accessories and gifts. The stock price has fallen 14.4% over the past month. To get an in-depth look at KIRK, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KIRK stock[15].

bebe (NASDAQ:BEBE[16]) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a C to a D rating. Bebe Stores designs, develops, and produces a line of contemporary women’s apparel and accessories. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Momentum and Earnings Revisions. Wall Street appears to agree with the stock downgrade, with share prices dropping 13.2% over the past month. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 38.2. For a full analysis of BEBE stock, visit Portfolio Grader[17].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[1] 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[18].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. MNRO: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MNRO
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MNRO stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MNRO
  4. OMX: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=OMX
  5. To get an in-depth look at OMX, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of OMX stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=OMX
  6. ODP: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ODP
  7. For a full analysis of ODP stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ODP
  8. SPLS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SPLS
  9. To get an in-depth look at SPLS, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SPLS stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SPLS
  10. BBY: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BBY
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BBY stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BBY
  12. EXPR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EXPR
  13. For a full analysis of EXPR stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EXPR
  14. KIRK: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KIRK
  15. To get an in-depth look at KIRK, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KIRK stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KIRK
  16. BEBE: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BEBE
  17. For a full analysis of BEBE stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BEBE
  18. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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