5 Specialty Retail Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | January 23, 2013 5:30 pm

5 Specialty Retail Stocks to Buy Now

Five Specialty Retail stocks are moving up in their overall rating this week, according to the Portfolio Grader[1] database. Every one of these is graded an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

MarineMax’s (NYSE:HZO[2]) grade is moving up to a B (“buy”) this week from last week’s C (“hold”). MarineMax retails recreational boats in the United States. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Earnings Revisions, HZO also gets an A. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HZO stock[3].

TJX (NYSE:TJX[4]) is making headway this week, with the company’s rating improving to an A (“strong buy”) from a B (“buy”) last week. TJX is an off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions. Shares of TJX have increased 6.7% over the past month, better than the 3.4% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TJX stock[5].

This is a strong week for Pier 1 Imports (NYSE:PIR[6]). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. Pier 1 Imports retails decorative home furnishings, gifts, and related items. Wall Street seems to agree with the upgrade and has propelled the stock up 8.7% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PIR stock[7].

Office Depot’s (NYSE:ODP[8]) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s C. Office Depot operates a chain of office product warehouse stores in North America, Europe, Asia and Central America. Investors have pushed the stock price up 34.3% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ODP stock[9].

Select Comfort (NASDAQ:SCSS[10]) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a C last week to a B. Select Comfort Corporation is engaged in the business of developing, manufacturing, marketing and distributing adjustable-firmness beds and other sleep-related accessory products. Wall Street has pushed the stock higher by 7.7% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SCSS stock[11].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[12] 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[13].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. HZO: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HZO
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HZO stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HZO
  4. TJX: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TJX
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TJX stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TJX
  6. PIR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PIR
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PIR stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PIR
  8. ODP: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ODP
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ODP stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ODP
  10. SCSS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SCSS
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SCSS stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SCSS
  12. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  13. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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