by Portfolio Grader | November 2, 2012 12:26 pm
Six Durable Goods 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”).
Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) is bumping up its rating from a C (“hold”) to a B (“buy”) this week. Whirlpool manufactures and markets appliances and products for home use. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Cash Flow and Margin Growth, WHR also gets A’s. The stock price has risen 21.8% over the past month, better than the 1.3% decrease the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WHR stock.
Ethan Allen (NYSE:ETH) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C to a B. Ethan Allen Interiors is a manufacturer and retailer of home furnishings and sells a full range of furniture products and decorative accessories through a dedicated network stores. Investors have pushed the stock price up 37.2% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ETH stock.
Libbey Inc. (AMEX:LBY) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of C. Libbey designs, manufactures, and markets glass tableware, which is used by foodservice, industrial, premium, and retail customers around the world. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LBY stock.
This week, Newell Rubbermaid‘s (NYSE:NWL) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. Newell Rubbermaid manufactures and markets branded consumer products which are sold through a variety of retail and wholesale distribution channels. Investors seem to agree with the upgraded status of the stock, and have pushed the stock up 11.7% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NWL stock.
CSS Industries (NYSE:CSS) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. CSS Industries is engaged in the design, manufacture, procurement, distribution, and sale of seasonal and all-occasion social expression products. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 8.80. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CSS stock.
Brookfield Residential Properties (NYSE:BRP) is progressing from last week’s rating of B (“buy”) as the company improves to an A (“strong buy”) this week. Brookfield Residential Properties operates as a land developer and homebuilder in North America. Wall Street has pushed the stock higher by 20.4% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BRP 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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