by Portfolio Grader | December 21, 2012 4:29 pm
This week, four Chemicals stocks are improving their overall ratings on Portfolio Grader. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).
PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) is progressing from last week’s rating of B (“buy”) as the company improves to an A (“strong buy”) this week. PPG supplies products for the manufacturing, construction, automotive, chemical processing, and other industries worldwide. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Equity, PPG also gets an A. The stock price has risen 6.4% over the past month, better than the 3.8% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. At present, the stock has a dividend yield of 2.4%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PPG stock.
International Flavors & Fragrances’ (NYSE:IFF) grade is moving up to a B (“buy”) this week from last week’s C (“hold”). International Flavors & Fragrances creates, manufactures, and supplies flavors and fragrances for the food, beverage, personal care and household products industries. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IFF stock.
This is a strong week for Quaker Chemical (NYSE:KWR). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. Quaker Chemical produces, develops, and markets custom-formulated chemical specialty products. Wall Street seems to agree with the upgrade and has propelled the stock up 6.6% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KWR stock.
Methanex Corp. (NASDAQ:MEOH) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. Methanex supplies methanol to each of the major international markets of North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Latin America. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MEOH 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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