by Portfolio Grader | October 5, 2012 10:49 am
This week, four Chemicals stocks are improving their overall rating on Portfolio Grader. Each of these rates an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).
Agrium‘s (NYSE:AGU) grade is moving up to a B (“buy”) this week from last week’s C (“hold”). Agrium is a major retail supplier of agricultural products and services in the Americas, as well as a global producer and marketer of agricultural nutrients and industrial products. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Revisions and Equity, AGU also gets A’s. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AGU stock.
CF Industries (NYSE:CF) improves from a C to a B rating this week. CF Industries manufacturers and distributes nitrogen and phosphate fertilizer products in North America. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 8.6. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CF stock.
This week, LyondellBasell Industries (NYSE:LYB) is making solid headway. The company’s rating improves to an A (“strong buy”) from last week’s B (“buy”) rating. LyondellBasell Industries produces chemicals, fuels, and polymers used for packaging, clean fuels, durable textiles, medical applications, construction materials, and automotive parts. The stock price has risen 10.6% over the past month, better than the 4% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LYB stock.
The rating of ADA-ES (NASDAQ:ADES) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. ADA-ES provides environmental technologies and specialty chemicals to the coal-burning electric power generation industry in the United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ADES 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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