8 “Triple A” Stocks to Buy

by Portfolio Grader | August 18, 2012 1:00 pm

This week, eight stocks get A’s (“strong buy”) in Portfolio Grader[1]‘s three main grading categories, Total Grade, Overall Fundamental Grade, and Quantitative Grade.

These are the best of the best in the entire Portfolio Grader database. This week, there are 4,153 stocks and only these 8 get top marks in all categories to make the elite “Triple A” stocks list. Here they are:

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG (NYSE:AWH[2]) provides property and casualty insurance and reinsurance to international customers. Shares of the stock have risen 24.5% since January 1. This is better than the S&P 500, which has seen a 12.8% increase over the same period. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 6.3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AWH stock[3].

Calumet Specialty Products (NASDAQ:CLMT[4]) produces hydrocarbon products in North America. Stock prices have risen 31.5% since the first of the year. The volume of trades has grown significantly in the past week, up 194%. The stock has a dividend yield of 2.4%. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 8. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CLMT stock[5].

D.R. Horton (NYSE:DHI[6]) builds and sells homes in the United States, as well as provides mortgage financing and title agency services to homebuyers. DHI is 50.5% higher since the beginning of the year. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DHI stock[7].

GNC Holdings (NYSE:GNC[8]) operates a chain of health and wellness stores throughout the United States and internationally. Since January 1, the price of GNC has increased 23.5%.¬†For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GNC stock[9].

Lumber Liquidators (NYSE:LL[10]) retails hardwood flooring in the United States. Since the start of the year, LL has increased 166.5%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LL stock[11].

Liquidity Services (NASDAQ:LQDT[12]) provides full service solutions to market and sell surplus assets and wholesale goods. Since January 1, LQDT has risen 31.3%. Trade volume rose notably over the past week, up 126.8%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LQDT stock[13].

Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ:SWHC[14]) provides products and services for safety, security, protection, and sport. SWHC is up 88.8% since January 1. Trade volume has increased significantly over the past week, down 166.5%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SWHC stock[15].

Taro Pharmaceutical (NYSE:TARO[16]) is engaged in developing, manufacturing, and marketing prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceutical products, as well as active pharmaceutical ingredients in the United States, Canada and Israel. Since the first of the year, TARO shares have gone up 6.3%. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 8.9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TARO stock[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. AWH: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AWH
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AWH stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AWH
  4. CLMT: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CLMT
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CLMT stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CLMT
  6. DHI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=DHI
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DHI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=DHI
  8. GNC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GNC
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GNC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GNC
  10. LL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LL
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LL stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LL
  12. LQDT: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LQDT
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LQDT stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LQDT
  14. SWHC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SWHC
  15. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SWHC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SWHC
  16. TARO: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TARO
  17. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TARO stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TARO
  18. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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