by Portfolio Grader | January 9, 2013 1:00 pm
The grades of five Specialty Retail stocks are better this week, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Every one of these stocks has an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”) rating.
Asbury Automotive (NYSE:ABG) is progressing from last week’s rating of B (“buy”) as the company improves to an A (“strong buy”) this week. Asbury Automotive is an automotive retailer in the United States. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth, Earnings Revisions, Equity, and Margin Growth, ABG also gets A’s. Shares of ABG have increased 9.9% over the past month, better than the 2.8% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ABG stock.
New York & Co.’s (NYSE:NWY) grade is moving up to a B (“buy”) this week from last week’s C (“hold”). New York & Co. designs and sources its branded New York & Company merchandise sold exclusively through its network of retail stores nationwide. Investors have pushed the stock price up 5.2% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NWY stock.
Lithia Motors’ (NYSE:LAD) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to an A from last week’s B. Lithia Motors retail sells new and used vehicles in the western United States. Wall Street has pushed the stock higher by 11% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LAD stock.
CarMax (NYSE:KMX) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of C. CarMax is a retailer of used vehicles that also sells new vehicles under franchise agreements with Chrysler, General Motors, Nissan, and Toyota. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KMX stock.
Tractor Supply Co. (NASDAQ:TSCO) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C to a B. Tractor Supply operates retail farm and ranch stores in the United States. Wall Street seems to agree with the upgrade and has propelled the stock up 6.5% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TSCO 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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