7 Packaged Foods Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | January 30, 2013 3:00 pm

7 Packaged Foods Stocks to Buy Now

Seven Packaged Foods 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”).

Hillshire Brands Co (NYSE:HSH[2]) 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[3].

The rating of Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY[4]) 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[5].

This week, Zhongpin (NASDAQ:HOGS[6]) 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[7].

This is a strong week for Westway Group (NASDAQ:WWAY[8]). 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[9].

Cal-Maine Foods’ (NASDAQ:CALM[10]) 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[11].

This is a strong week for Lancaster Colony (NASDAQ:LANC[12]). 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[13].

Fresh Del Monte Produce (NYSE:FDP[14]) 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[15].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[16] 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[17].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. HSH: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HSH
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HSH stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HSH
  4. LWAY: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LWAY
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LWAY stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LWAY
  6. HOGS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HOGS
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HOGS stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HOGS
  8. WWAY: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WWAY
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WWAY stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WWAY
  10. CALM: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CALM
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CALM stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CALM
  12. LANC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LANC
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LANC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LANC
  14. FDP: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FDP
  15. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FDP stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FDP
  16. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  17. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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