by Portfolio Grader | November 21, 2012 3:45 pm
This week, six Packaged Foods stocks are improving their overall rating on Portfolio Grader. Each of these rates an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).
Cal-Maine Foods (NASDAQ:CALM) is progressing from last week’s rating of B (“buy”) as the company improves to an A (“strong buy”) this week. Cal-Maine Foods produces, markets, and distributes shell eggs in the United States. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth, Earnings Revisions, and Margin Growth, CALM also gets A’s. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CALM stock.
Bunge’s (NYSE:BG) grade is moving up to a B (“buy”) this week from last week’s C (“hold”). Bunge is a global agribusiness and food company that operates in the farm-to-consumer food chain. The stock price has risen 5.1% over the past month, better than the 3.2% decrease the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BG stock.
Hormel Foods (NYSE:HRL) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. Hormel Foods manufactures and markets consumer-branded meat and food products. Wall Street has pushed the stock higher by 9.4% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HRL stock.
This is a strong week for Flowers Foods (NYSE:FLO). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. Flowers Foods produces and markets packaged bakery foods for retail and foodservice customers. Wall Street seems to agree with the upgrade and has propelled the stock up 19.5% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FLO stock.
General Mills (NYSE:GIS) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of C. General Mills manufactures and markets branded and packaged consumer foods worldwide. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GIS stock.
This week, Alico (NASDAQ:ALCO) pushes up from a B to a A rating. Alico is a land management company involved with agribusiness pursuits, land leasing, rentals, rock and sand mining, and the sale of real estate. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ALCO 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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