by Portfolio Grader | November 16, 2012 6:00 pm
This week, the ratings of nine Machinery stocks on Portfolio Grader are down. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).
FreightCar America‘s (NASDAQ:RAIL) rating falls to a D (“sell”) this week, down from C (“hold”) the week prior. Freight Car America designs and manufactures aluminum and steel bodied railroad freight cars. The Company also refurbishes and sells replacement parts for railcars. RAIL also rates an F in Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Earnings Momentum. For a full analysis of RAIL stock, visit Portfolio Grader.
Westport Innovations (NASDAQ:WPRT) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s C to a D. Westport Innovations is engaged in the research, development and marketing of high performance, low-emission engine and fuel injection systems that utilize alternative gaseous fuels such as natural gas, propane or hydrogen. The stock also gets an F in Equity. The stock price has fallen 16.9% over the past month, worse than the 8.5% decrease the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. To get an in-depth look at WPRT, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WPRT stock.
Slipping from a C to a D rating, Mueller Industries (NYSE:MLI) takes a hit this week. Mueller Industries manufactures and sells brass, copper, plastic and aluminum products. The stock also gets an F in Sales Growth. Wall Street appears to agree with the stock downgrade, with share prices dropping 13% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MLI stock.
Graham‘s (AMEX:GHM) rating falls this week to a F (“strong sell”), down from last week’s D (“sell”). Graham designs and builds vacuum and heat transfer equipment for process industries around the world. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Momentum and Sales Growth. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 27.60. Shares of the company have declined 8.1% over the past month. For a full analysis of GHM stock, visit Portfolio Grader.
This week, Tennant‘s (NYSE:TNC) rating worsens to a D from the company’s C rating a week ago. Tennant designs, manufactures and sells of products used mainly in the maintenance of non-residential surfaces. The stock also rates an F in Earnings Surprise. TNC shares have dropped 15.8% since last month. To get an in-depth look at TNC, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TNC stock.
AGCO (NYSE:AGCO) earns a D this week, moving down from last week’s grade of C. AGCO manufactures and distributes agricultural equipment. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Momentum. Share prices fell 10.6% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AGCO stock.
Douglas Dynamics‘s (NYSE:PLOW) rating weakens this week, dropping to a D versus last week’s C. Douglas Dynamics designs, makes, and sells snow and ice control equipment for light trucks. The stock also gets an F in Sales Growth. The stock price has fallen 14.9% over the past month. To get an in-depth look at PLOW, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PLOW stock.
Greenbrier (NYSE:GBX) earns a F this week, moving down from last week’s grade of D. The Greenbrier Companies supplies transportation equipment and services to the railroad and related industries. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions, and Earnings Surprise. For a full analysis of GBX stock, visit Portfolio Grader.
This is a rough week for Donaldson (NYSE:DCI). The company’s rating falls to D from the previous week’s C. Donaldson is a worldwide manufacturer of filtration systems and replacement parts. DCI shares have fallen 5.1% over the last month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DCI stock.
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