4 Specialty Retail Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | December 5, 2012 4:00 pm

4 Specialty Retail Stocks to Buy Now

This week, four Specialty Retail stocks are improving their overall rating on Portfolio Grader[1]. Each of these rates an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

Stein Mart (NASDAQ:SMRT[2]) ups its rating to a B (“buy”) this week after earning a C (“hold”) in the week before. Stein Mart is a national off-price retailer that sells brand-name apparel, accessories and home goods. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Earnings Momentum, SMRT also gets an A. The stock price has risen 22.1% over the past month, better than the 0.1% the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SMRT stock[3].

This week, MarineMax’s (NYSE:HZO[4]) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. MarineMax retails recreational boats in the United States. Wall Street seems to agree with the upgrade and has propelled the stock up 5.5% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HZO stock[5].

This week, American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO[6]) is making solid headway. The company’s rating improves to an A (“strong buy”) from last week’s B (“buy”) rating. American Eagle Outfitters designs, markets, and sells its own brand of low-price clothing, accessories, and personal care products for young adults. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AEO stock[7].

Christopher & Banks (NYSE:CBK[8]) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. Christopher & Banks run retail stores in the United States that sell women’s apparel. Investors seem to agree with the upgraded status of the stock, and have pushed the stock up 34% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CBK stock[9].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[10] 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[11].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. SMRT: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SMRT
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SMRT stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SMRT
  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. AEO: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AEO
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AEO stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AEO
  8. CBK: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CBK
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CBK stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CBK
  10. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  11. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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