by Portfolio Grader | December 5, 2012 4:00 pm
This week, four Specialty Retail stocks are improving their overall rating on Portfolio Grader. Each of these rates an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).
Stein Mart (NASDAQ:SMRT) 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.
This week, MarineMax’s (NYSE:HZO) 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.
This week, American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) 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.
Christopher & Banks (NYSE:CBK) 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.
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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