5 Beverages Stocks to Buy Now

AKO.B, BEAM, BUD, MNST, SAM improve in weekly rankings

   
5 Beverages Stocks to Buy Now

Five Beverages stocks are moving up in their overall rating this week, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Every one of these is graded an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

Embotelladora Andina S.A. Series B ADR (NYSE:AKO.B) is progressing from last week’s rating of B (“buy”) as the company improves to an A (“strong buy”) this week. Embotelladora Andina produces, markets, and distributes Coca-Cola products throughout Chile, Brazil, and Argentina. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Equity and Sales Growth, AKO.B also gets A’s. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AKO.B stock.

Beam Inc. (NYSE:BEAM) is making progress this week as its rating of C (“hold”) from last week increases to a B (“buy”) rating this week. Beam, Inc. produces and sells branded distilled spirits products worldwide. The stock price has risen 10.2% over the past month, better than the 3.8% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BEAM stock.

This is a strong week for Anheuser-Busch (NYSE:BUD). The company’s rating climbs to A from the previous week’s B. Anheuser-Busch is a brewing company and a consumer product company that produces, markets, distributes and sells beer brands. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BUD stock.

Monster Beverage (NASDAQ:MNST) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. Monster Beverage markets and distributes energy drinks, fruit juices, fruit juice smoothies, juice cocktails, iced teas, lemonades, and still water. Wall Street seems to agree with the upgrade and has propelled the stock up 15.5% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MNST stock.

Boston Beer’s (NYSE:SAM) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s C. Boston Beer Company sells low alcohol-content beverages under the trade names The Boston Beer Company, Twisted Tea Brewing Company and HardCore Cider Company. Investors seem to agree with the upgraded status of the stock, and have pushed the stock up 19.4% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SAM 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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