by Portfolio Grader | December 21, 2012 3:00 pm
This week, eight Machinery stocks are improving their overall ratings on Portfolio Grader. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).
Makita Corp. (NASDAQ:MKTAY) is bumping up its rating from a C (“hold”) to a B (“buy”) this week. Makita Corporation manufactures electric power tools, including battery-operated power tools, stationary wood working machines, pneumatic devices, and gardening tools. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Cash Flow, MKTAY also gets an A. Shares of MKTAY have increased 10.1% over the past month, better than the 4.2% increase the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MKTAY stock.
This is a strong week for Robbins & Myers (NYSE:RBN). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. Robbins & Myers supplies engineered equipment and systems for critical applications in global energy, industrial, chemical and pharmaceutical markets. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RBN stock.
Pentair Ltd. (NYSE:PNR) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C to a B. Pentair produces electrical and electronic enclosures, professional tools, and water products. The stock has a dividend yield of 2.6%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PNR stock.
This week, Graco’s (NYSE:GGG) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. Graco supplies technology for the management of fluids in both industrial and commercial applications. Wall Street seems to agree with the upgrade and has propelled the stock up 7.7% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GGG stock.
Sauer-Danfoss (NYSE:SHS) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. Sauer-Danfoss designs, manufactures, and markets hydraulic, electronic, and mechanical components, as well as software and integrated systems that generate, transmit, and control power in mobile equipment. Wall Street has pushed the stock higher by 30.9% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SHS stock.
Hardinge (NASDAQ:HDNG) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of C. Hardringe globally designs, manufactures and distributes computer controlled metal cutting lathes, grinding and related tooling and accessories. Wall Street seems to agree with the upgrade and has propelled the stock up 5.4% over the past month. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 8.80. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HDNG stock.
WABCO Holdings’ (NYSE:WBC) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s C. Wabco Holdings manufactures and sells control systems, including advanced braking, stability, suspension, transmission control and air compressing and processing systems, that improve vehicle performance and safety and reduce overall vehicle operating costs. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WBC stock.
Terex Corp. (NYSE:TEX) improves from a C to a B rating this week. Terex is a global manufacturer of capital equipment intended to deliver solutions for the construction, infrastructure, quarrying, surface mining, shipping, transportation, power and energy industries. Investors seem to agree with the upgraded status of the stock, and have pushed the stock up 12.1% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TEX stock.
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