6 Packaged Foods Stocks to Buy Now

SMBL, FLO, SJM, ALCO, WWAY, STKL improve in weekly rankings

   
6 Packaged Foods Stocks to Buy Now

Six Packaged Foods stocks are moving up in their overall rating this week, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Every one of these is graded an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

Smart Balance (NASDAQ:SMBL) is making headway this week, with the company’s rating improving to an A (“strong buy”) from a B (“buy”) last week. Smart Balance provides heart-healthy consumer foods. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Sales Growth, SMBL also gets an A. Shares of the stock have been trading at an exceptionally rapid pace, up twofold from the week prior. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SMBL stock.

Flowers Foods (NYSE:FLO) ups its rating to a B (“buy”) this week after earning a C (“hold”) in the week before. Flowers Foods produces and markets packaged bakery foods for retail and foodservice customers. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FLO stock.

J.M. Smucker (NYSE:SJM) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C to a B. J. M. Smucker manufactures and markets food products on a worldwide basis. The stock’s dividend yield is 2.1%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SJM stock.

Alico (NASDAQ:ALCO) improves from a B to a A rating this week. Alico is a land management company involved with agribusiness pursuits, land leasing, rentals, rock and sand mining, and the sale of real estate. Shares of the stock have been trading at an exceptionally rapid pace, up threefold from the week prior. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ALCO stock.

Westway Group (NASDAQ:WWAY) boosts its rating from a B to a A this week. Westway Group provides bulk liquid storage and related value-added services worldwide. Shares of the stock have been changing hands at an unusually rapid pace, four times the rate of the week prior. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WWAY stock.

This week, SunOpta (NASDAQ:STKL) pushes up from a C to a B rating. SunOpta is a global company focused on natural, organic and specialty foods and natural health products. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of STKL 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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