6 Specialty Retail Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | January 30, 2013 2:00 pm

The grades of six Specialty Retail stocks are better this week, according to the Portfolio Grader[1] database. Every one of these stocks has an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”) rating.

GNC Holdings (NYSE:GNC[2]) ups its rating to a B (“buy”) this week after earning a C (“hold”) in the week before. GNC Holdings operates a chain of health and wellness stores throughout the United States and internationally. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Equity and Margin Growth, GNC also gets A’s. Shares of GNC have increased 7.7% over the past month, better than the 7.5% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GNC stock[3].

The rating of Casual Male Retail Group (NASDAQ:DXLG[4]) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 6.10. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DXLG stock[5].

Ross Stores (NASDAQ:ROST[6]) improves from a C to a B rating this week. Ross Stores runs chains of stores that sell discounted products, including apparel, jewelry and home accessories. Wall Street seems to agree with the upgrade and has propelled the stock up 11.5% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ROST stock[7].

CarMax (NYSE:KMX[8]) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. 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[9].

This week, Home Depot (NYSE:HD[10]) is making solid headway. The company’s rating improves to an A (“strong buy”) from last week’s B (“buy”) rating. The Home Depot is a home improvement retailer that sells building materials and home improvement products. Wall Street has pushed the stock higher by 9.3% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HD stock[11].

Vitamin Shoppe (NYSE:VSI[12]) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a B to an A. Vitamin Shoppe is a specialty retailer and marketer of nutritional products. Investors have pushed the stock price up 8% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VSI 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. GNC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GNC
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GNC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GNC
  4. DXLG: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=DXLG
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DXLG stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=DXLG
  6. ROST: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ROST
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ROST stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ROST
  8. KMX: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KMX
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KMX stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KMX
  10. HD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HD
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HD stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HD
  12. VSI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=VSI
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VSI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=VSI
  14. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  15. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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