by Portfolio Grader | August 31, 2012 1:01 pm
This week, the ratings of 9 Machinery stocks on Portfolio Grader are down. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).
Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE:SWK) is on the decline this week, earning a D (“sell”) after receiving a C (“hold”) last week. Stanley Black & Decker is a worldwide supplier of tools and engineered solutions for professional, industrial, construction and do-it-yourself use. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Earnings Surprise, SWK also gets an F. To get an in-depth look at SWK, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SWK stock.
Dover (NYSE:DOV) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s C drops to a D. Dover owns and operates a global portfolio of manufacturing companies that provide components and equipment, specialty systems and support services in the industrial products, engineered systems, fluid management and electronic technologies markets. For a full analysis of DOV stock, visit Portfolio Grader.
Accuride‘s (NYSE:ACW) rating falls this week to an F (“strong sell”), down from last week’s D (“sell”). Accuride engages in designing, manufacturing, marketing, and supplying commercial vehicle components in North America. In Earnings Growth, Earnings Revisions, Equity, and Cash Flow the stock gets F’s. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACW stock.
Kadant Inc. (NYSE:KAI) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s C to a D. Kadant is a supplier of equipment used in the global papermaking and paper recycling industries. To get an in-depth look at KAI, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KAI stock.
This is a rough week for Kennametal Inc. (NYSE:KMT). The company’s rating falls to D from the previous week’s C. Kennametal manufactures, purchases, and distributes tools, tooling systems, and solutions to the metalworking, mining, oil, and energy industries. For a full analysis of KMT stock, visit Portfolio Grader.
This week, Briggs & Stratton (NYSE:BGG) drops from a C to a D rating. Briggs & Stratton produces air-cooled gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment, in addition to designing, manufacturing, marketing and servicing these products for original equipment manufacturers worldwide. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Surprise and Margin Growth. As of Aug. 31, 21.1% of outstanding Briggs & Stratton shares were held short. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 31.0. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BGG stock.
Greenbrier‘s (NYSE:GBX) rating weakens this week, dropping to a D versus last week’s C. The Greenbrier Companies supplies transportation equipment and services to the railroad and related industries. The stock also rates an F in Earnings Momentum. Shares of GBX have fallen 11.3% over the past month. For a full analysis of GBX stock, visit Portfolio Grader.
The rating of Met-Pro Corp. (NYSE:MPR) declines this week from a C to a D. Met-Pro makes and sells product recovery and pollution control equipment for purification of air and liquids, fluid handling equipment for corrosive, abrasive and high temperature liquids, and filtration and purification products. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Surprise. To get an in-depth look at MPR, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MPR stock.
The rating of Ampco-Pittsburgh (NYSE:AP) slips from a D to an F. Ampco-Pittsburgh is engaged in manufacturing and selling custom-engineered equipment in a global marketplace. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Sales Growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AP stock.
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