by Portfolio Grader | September 26, 2012 5:46 pm
This week, six Specialty Retail stocks are improving their overall ratings on Portfolio Grader. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).
AutoNation (NYSE:AN) is bettering its rating of C (“hold”) from last week to a B (“buy”) this week. AutoNation operates as an automotive retailer in the United States. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Revisions and Equity, AN also gets A’s. Shares of AN have increased 6.3% over the past month, better than the 2.2% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AN stock.
O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of C. O’Reilly Automotive retails and supplies automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment, and accessories. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ORLY stock.
OfficeMax (NYSE:OMX) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. OfficeMax distributes and retails a variety of products such as office supplies, technology products, and business furniture. Wall Street seems to agree with the upgrade and has propelled the stock up 46.8% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of OMX stock.
The rating of Stein Mart (NASDAQ:SMRT) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. Stein Mart is a national off-price retailer that sells brand-name apparel, accessories and home goods. Investors seem to agree with the upgraded status of the stock, and have pushed the stock up 5.6% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SMRT stock.
This week, AutoZone (NYSE:AZO) pushes up from a C to a B rating. AutoZone is an automotive parts and accessories retailer. The price of AZO increased 1% over the last month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AZO stock.
Zale Corp.‘s (NYSE:ZLC) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s C. Zale is a specialty retailer of fine jewelry that it sells through jewelry stores kiosks located mainly in shopping malls throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Wall Street has pushed the stock higher by 68.9% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ZLC 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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