6 Specialty Retail Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | November 14, 2012 5:02 pm

Six Specialty Retail stocks are moving up in their overall rating this week, according to the Portfolio Grader[1] database. Every one of these is graded an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

This week, Destination Maternity (NASDAQ:DEST[2]) is showing significant improvement as the company’s rating hops from a C (“hold”) to a B (“buy”). Destination Maternity designs and sells maternity apparel in the United States through a nationwide chain of speciality stores. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DEST stock[3].

This week, MarineMax (NYSE:HZO[4]) pushes up from a C to a B rating. MarineMax retails recreational boats in the United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HZO stock[5].

This is a strong week for Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ:BGFV[6]). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. Big 5 Sporting Goods is a sporting goods retailer in the western United States. Shares of BGFV have increased 44.4% over the past month, better than the 5.3% decrease the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BGFV stock[7].

Advance Auto Parts (NYSE:AAP[8]) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of C. Advance Auto Parts is a retailer of automotive aftermarket parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance items. Wall Street seems to agree with the upgrade and has propelled the stock up 14.5% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AAP stock[9].

This week, Brown Shoe (NYSE:BWS[10]) is making solid headway. The company’s rating improves to an A (“strong buy”) from last week’s B (“buy”) rating. Brown Shoe Company is a footwear retailer and wholesaler. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BWS stock[11].

Hot Topic‘s (NASDAQ:HOTT[12]) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s C. Hot Topic operates stores selling music-licensed and music influenced apparel, accessories, and gift items for young men and women principally between the ages of 12 and 22. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HOTT stock[13].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[14] 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[15].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. DEST: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=DEST
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DEST stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=DEST
  4. HZO: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HZO
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HZO stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HZO
  6. BGFV: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BGFV
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BGFV stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BGFV
  8. AAP: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AAP
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AAP stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AAP
  10. BWS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BWS
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BWS stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BWS
  12. HOTT: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HOTT
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HOTT stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HOTT
  14. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  15. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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