by Portfolio Grader | September 7, 2012 11:01 am
This week, four Durable Goods stocks are improving their overall ratings on Portfolio Grader. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).
Ethan Allen (NYSE:ETH) is making progress this week as its rating of C (“hold”) from last week increases to a B (“buy”) rating this week. Ethan Allen Interiors is a manufacturer and retailer of home furnishings and sells a full range of furniture products and decorative accessories through a dedicated network stores. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Momentum and Margin Growth, ETH also gets A’s. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ETH stock.
CSS Industries (NYSE:CSS) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C to a B. CSS Industries is engaged in the design, manufacture, procurement, distribution, and sale of seasonal and all-occasion social expression products. The stock price has risen 9% over the past month, better than the 2.7% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 8.8. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CSS stock.
This week, M/I Homes (NYSE:MHO) is making solid headway. The company’s rating improves to an A (“strong buy”) from last week’s B (“buy”) rating. M/I Homes builds single-family homes that are marketed and sold under the M/I Homes and Showcase Homes trade names. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MHO stock.
La-Z-Boy (NYSE:LZB) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. La-Z-Boy manufactures residential and office upholstered furniture. Investors have pushed the stock price up 19% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LZB 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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