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

by Portfolio Grader | October 29, 2012 2:30 pm

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

Western Alliance Bancorp. (NYSE: WAL[2]) 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. The price of WAL is up 65% since the first of the year. This is better than the S&P 500, which has seen a 12.3% increase over the same period. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WAL stock[3].

Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ: MLNX[4]) designs and develops semiconductor-based, high-performance interconnect products. MLNX also gets A’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Analyst Earnings Revisions, Earnings Surprises, and Sales Growth. Since January 1, MLNX has jumped 126.9%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MLNX stock[5].

Cray (NASDAQ: CRAY[6]) 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. Shares of the stock have risen 88.9% since January 1. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 2.7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CRAY stock[7].

Town Sports International Holdings (NASDAQ: CLUB[8]) owns and operates fitness clubs in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. CLUB also gets A’s in Earnings Surprises, Equity, and Cash Flow. The price of CLUB is up 70.8% since the first of the year. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CLUB stock[9].

John B. Sanfilippo & Son (NASDAQ: JBSS[10]) processes, packages, markets, and distributes shelled nuts, in-shell nuts, and sesame sticks. JBSS also gets A’s in Earnings Momentum, Analyst Earnings Revisions, and Cash Flow. Shares of the stock have risen 86.3% since January 1. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 8.9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of JBSS 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.  WAL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WAL
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WAL stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WAL
  4.  MLNX: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MLNX
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MLNX stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MLNX
  6.  CRAY: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CRAY
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CRAY stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CRAY
  8.  CLUB: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CLUB
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CLUB stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CLUB
  10.  JBSS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=JBSS
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of JBSS stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=JBSS
  12. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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