by Portfolio Grader | January 24, 2013 12:00 pm
This week, five Fashion and Apparel stocks are improving their overall rating on Portfolio Grader. Each of these rates an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).
American Apparel’s (AMEX:APP) grade is moving up to a B (“buy”) this week from last week’s C (“hold”). American Apparel engages in the manufacture, distribution, and retail of branded fashion basic apparel for women, men, children, and babies. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of APP stock.
Steven Madden (NASDAQ:SHOO) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C to a B. Steven Madden designs and markets shoes for men, women and children for sale through its wholesale and retail channels. The stock price has risen 8.9% over the past month, better than the 4.4% increase the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SHOO stock.
This is a strong week for Zuoan Fashion (NYSE:ZA). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. Zuoan engages in the design and distribution of fashion menswear. Wall Street seems to agree with the upgrade and has propelled the stock up 6.3% over the past month. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 1.90. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ZA stock.
Fifth & Pacific Companies (NYSE:FNP) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. Fifth & Pacific designs and markets branded women’s and men’s apparel, accessories, and fragrance products. Wall Street has pushed the stock higher by 18.5% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FNP stock.
Skechers USA’s (NYSE:SKX) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s C. Skechers USA designs, makes, markets and distributes footwear. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SKX 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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