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7 Packaged Foods Stocks to Buy Now

HSH, LWAY, HOGS, WWAY, CALM, LANC, FDP improve in weekly rankings

   

Seven Packaged Foods stocks are moving up in their overall rating this week, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Every one of these is graded an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

Hillshire Brands Co (NYSE:HSH) is making progress this week as its rating of C (“hold”) from last week increases to a B (“buy”) rating this week. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Earnings Surprise, and Equity, HSH also gets A’s. The stock price has risen 8.6% over the past month, better than the 7.5% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 5.40. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HSH stock.

The rating of Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. Lifeway Foods manufactures cultured, probiotic food products in the health food industry. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LWAY stock.

This week, Zhongpin (NASDAQ:HOGS) pushes up from a C to a B rating. Zhongpin engages in the processing and distribution of meat and food products primarily in the People’s Republic of China. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HOGS stock.

This is a strong week for Westway Group (NASDAQ:WWAY). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. Westway Group provides bulk liquid storage and related value-added services worldwide. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WWAY stock.

Cal-Maine Foods’ (NASDAQ:CALM) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s C. Cal-Maine Foods produces, markets, and distributes shell eggs in the United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CALM stock.

This is a strong week for Lancaster Colony (NASDAQ:LANC). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. Lancaster Colony produces and markets consumer products with a focus on specialty food products for the retail and foodservice markets. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LANC stock.

Fresh Del Monte Produce (NYSE:FDP) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. Fresh Del Monte Produce produces and markets bananas, pineapples, deciduous fruit, melons, and other fresh produce and non-produce items. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FDP 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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