8 Specialty Retail Stocks to Sell Now

FINL, BBBY, GCO, CRMT, SPLS, ZUMZ, WMAR, PLCE slump in weekly rankings

   
8 Specialty Retail Stocks to Sell Now

The ratings of eight Specialty Retail stocks are down this week, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

Finish Line (NASDAQ:FINL) is on the decline this week, earning a D (“sell”) after receiving a C (“hold”) last week. Finish Line is a specialty retailer of men’s, women’s and children’s brand name athletic and leisure footwear, activewear, and accessories. To get an in-depth look at FINL, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FINL stock.

Slipping from C to a D rating, Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBY) takes a hit this week. Bed Bath & Beyond sells an assortment of domestic merchandise and home furnishings. For a full analysis of BBBY stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Genesco (NYSE:GCO) earns a D this week, falling from last week’s grade of C. Genesco retails branded footwear, licensed and branded headwear, and wholesales branded footwear. The stock price has dropped 7.1% over the past month, worse than the 3.5% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GCO stock.

America’s Car-Mart (NASDAQ:CRMT) earns a D this week, moving down from last week’s grade of C. America’s Car-Mart operates as an automotive retailer in the United States. The stock also rates an F in Earnings Surprise. Investors seem to agree with the downgrade and have pushed down the share price 11.9% over the past month. For a full analysis of CRMT stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Staples’ (NASDAQ:SPLS) rating falls this week to an F (“strong sell”), down from last week’s D (“sell”). Staples operates a chain of retail stores that sells office supplies to individuals and businesses. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Margin Growth. As of Dec. 12, 2012, 12.5% of outstanding Staples shares were held short. To get an in-depth look at SPLS, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SPLS stock.

This week, Zumiez’s (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) rating worsens to an F from the company’s D rating a week ago. Zumiez is a specialty retailer of action sports related apparel, footwear, equipment and accessories through stores mainly in shopping malls across the United States and Canada. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ZUMZ stock.

West Marine (NASDAQ:WMAR) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from C to a D. West Marine operates as a boating supply retailer in the United States. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Momentum and Earnings Revisions. For a full analysis of WMAR stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Children’s Place Retail Stores’ (NASDAQ:PLCE) rating weakens this week, dropping to a D versus last week’s C. Children’s Place Retail Stores is a specialty retailer of infant and children’s apparel and accessories. Wall Street appears to agree with the stock downgrade, with share prices dropping 19.3% over the past month. As of Dec. 12, 2012, 13.2% of outstanding Children’s Place Retail Stores shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PLCE 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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