4 Durable Goods Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | September 7, 2012 11:01 am

This week, four Durable Goods stocks are improving their overall ratings on Portfolio Grader[1]. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

Ethan Allen (NYSE:ETH[2]) 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[3].

CSS Industries (NYSE:CSS[4]) 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[5].

This week, M/I Homes (NYSE:MHO[6]) 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[7].

La-Z-Boy (NYSE:LZB[8]) 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[9].

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[10].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. ETH: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ETH
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ETH stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ETH
  4. CSS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CSS
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CSS stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CSS
  6. MHO: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MHO
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MHO stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MHO
  8. LZB: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LZB
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LZB stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LZB
  10. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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