4 Packaged Foods Stocks to Buy Now

UN, GMK, HRL, GIS improve in weekly rankings

   
4 Packaged Foods Stocks to Buy Now

This week, four Packaged Foods stocks are improving their overall rating on Portfolio Grader. Each of these rates an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

Unilever (NYSE:UN) is bumping up its rating from a C (“hold”) to a B (“buy”) this week. Unilever produces and supplies fast moving consumer goods in food, personal care and home care categories in Asia, Africa, central and eastern Europe, the Americas and western Europe. Shares of UN have increased 5.7% over the past month, better than the 4.3% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UN stock.

This week, Gruma (NYSE:GMK) is making solid headway. The company’s rating improves to an A (“strong buy”) from last week’s B (“buy”) rating. Gruma S. A. B. produces and markets corn flour, wheat flour, and tortillas. Wall Street seems to agree with the upgrade and has propelled the stock up 8.3% over the past month. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 4.60. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GMK stock.

Hormel Foods (NYSE:HRL) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a C last week to a B. Hormel Foods manufactures and markets consumer-branded meat and food products. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HRL stock.

General Mills (NYSE:GIS) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. General Mills manufactures and markets branded and packaged consumer foods worldwide. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GIS 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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