by Portfolio Grader | November 9, 2012 1:00 pm
This week, the overall grades of nine Machinery stocks are lower, according to the Portfolio Grader database. 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. To get an in-depth look at RAIL, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RAIL stock.
The rating of Westport Innovations (NASDAQ:WPRT) slips from a 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 dropped 23.9% over the past month, worse than the 5.5% decrease the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WPRT stock.
Mueller Industries (NYSE:MLI) earns a D this week, falling from last week’s grade of C. Mueller Industries manufactures and sells brass, copper, plastic and aluminum products. The stock also rates an F in Sales Growth. Wall Street appears to agree with the stock downgrade, with share prices dropping 7.8% over the past month. For a full analysis of MLI stock, visit Portfolio Grader.
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. Shares of the company have declined 7.3% over the last month. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 28.60. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GHM stock.
This week, Tennant (NYSE:TNC) drops from a C to a D rating. Tennant designs, manufactures and sells of products used mainly in the maintenance of non-residential surfaces. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Surprise. Investors seem to agree with the downgrade and have pushed down the share price 12.4% over the past month. For a full analysis of TNC stock, visit Portfolio Grader.
AGCO (NYSE:AGCO) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a C to a D rating. AGCO manufactures and distributes agricultural equipment. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Momentum. Over the past month, the stock price has fallen 6.1%, To get an in-depth look at AGCO, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AGCO stock.
This week, Douglas Dynamics‘s (NYSE:PLOW) rating worsens to a D from the company’s C rating a week ago. Douglas Dynamics designs, makes, and sells snow and ice control equipment for light trucks. The stock also gets an F in Sales Growth. PLOW shares have declined 8.1% from a month prior. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PLOW stock.
Greenbrier‘s (NYSE:GBX) rating weakens this week, dropping to a F versus last week’s 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. Share prices fell 9.4% over the past month. To get an in-depth look at GBX, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GBX stock.
Donaldson (NYSE:DCI) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s C drops to a D. Donaldson is a worldwide manufacturer of filtration systems and replacement parts. Shares of the company have fallen 4.9% from a month ago. For a full analysis of DCI stock, visit Portfolio Grader.
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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