5 Stocks With Great Operating Margin Growth — UFCS WAL MLNX CRAY CLUB

by Portfolio Grader | October 8, 2012 5:45 pm

5 Stocks With Great Operating Margin Growth — UFCS WAL MLNX CRAY CLUB

This week, these five stocks have the best ratings in Operating Margin Growth, one of the eight Fundamental Categories on Portfolio Grader[1].

United Fire Group (NASDAQ: UFCS[2]) writes property, casualty, and life insurances. UFCS also gets A’s in Earnings Momentum, Analyst Earnings Revisions, and Earnings Surprises. Shares of the company are up 26.5% from the first of the year. This is better than the Nasdaq’s 20.4% increase for the same period. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UFCS stock[3].

Western Alliance Bancorp. (NYSE: WAL[4]) provides a range of banking and related services to businesses, professional firms, real estate developers and investors, local nonprofit organizations, high net worth individuals, and consumers. WAL also gets A’s in Earnings Growth and Analyst Earnings Revisions. Since January 1, WAL has jumped 71.1%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WAL stock[5].

Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ: MLNX[6]) designs and develops semiconductor-based, high-performance interconnect products. MLNX gets A’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Analyst Earnings Revisions, Earnings Surprises, and Sales Growth as well. Shares of the stock have risen 219.2% since January 1. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MLNX stock[7].

Cray (NASDAQ: CRAY[8]) designs, develops, manufactures, markets and services high performance computing systems, commonly known as supercomputers. CRAY also gets A’s in Earnings Momentum, Analyst Earnings Revisions, Earnings Surprises, Equity, Cash Flow, and Sales Growth. Since January 1, CRAY has jumped 96.6%. The stock’s current trailing PE Ratio is 2.8. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CRAY stock[9].

Town Sports International Holdings (NASDAQ: CLUB[10]) owns and operates fitness clubs in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. CLUB also gets A’s in Equity and Cash Flow. The price of CLUB is up 72.2% since the first of the year. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CLUB stock[11].

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[12].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2.  UFCS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=UFCS
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UFCS stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=UFCS
  4.  WAL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WAL
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WAL stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WAL
  6.  MLNX: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MLNX
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MLNX stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MLNX
  8.  CRAY: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CRAY
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CRAY stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CRAY
  10.  CLUB: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CLUB
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CLUB stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CLUB
  12. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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