6 Aerospace and Defense Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | January 28, 2013 1:00 pm

6 Aerospace and Defense Stocks to Buy Now

The grades of six Aerospace and Defense stocks are on the rise this week on Portfolio Grader[1]. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

This week, CPI Aerostructures (AMEX:CVU[2]) is showing significant improvement as the company’s rating hops from a C (“hold”) to a B (“buy”). CPI Aerostructures engages in the contract production of structural and other aircraft parts for prime defense contractors, the United States Air Force, and other branches of the armed forces. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth, Cash Flow, and Margin Growth, CVU also gets A’s. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 8.00. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CVU stock[3].

This is a strong week for SIFCO Industries (AMEX:SIF[4]). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. SIFCO Industries is engaged in the production and sale of a variety of metalworking processes, services and products produced primarily to the specific design requirements of its customers. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SIF stock[5].

Precision Castparts’ (NYSE:PCP[6]) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s C. Precision Castparts is a worldwide manufacturer of complex metal components and products, providing investment castings, forgings and fasteners/fastener systems for aerospace and industrial gas turbine applications. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PCP stock[7].

This week, Northrop Grumman’s (NYSE:NOC[8]) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. Northrop provides systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. The stock’s dividend yield is 2.2%. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 8.80. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NOC stock[9].

Triumph Group (NYSE:TGI[10]) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. Triumph Group designs, manufactures, and sells aviation products. Shares of TGI have increased 11.7% over the past month, better than the 5.9% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TGI stock[11].

Alliant Techsystem (NYSE:ATK[12]) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C to a B. Alliant Techsystems is an aerospace and defense company that produces military small-caliber ammunition to be used in weapons carried by soldiers. Wall Street seems to agree with the upgrade and has propelled the stock up 8% over the past month. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 8.80. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ATK stock[13].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[14] 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[15].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. CVU: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CVU
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CVU stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CVU
  4. SIF: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SIF
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SIF stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SIF
  6. PCP: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PCP
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PCP stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PCP
  8. NOC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NOC
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NOC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NOC
  10. TGI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TGI
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TGI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TGI
  12. ATK: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ATK
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ATK stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ATK
  14. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  15. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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