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10 Packaged Foods Stocks to Buy Now

DOLE, SENEA, WWAY, JJSF, MKC, K, BG, FLO, FDP, HOGS improve in weekly rankings

   

This week, 10 Packaged Foods stocks are improving their overall rating on Portfolio Grader. Each of these rates an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

Dole Food (NYSE:DOLE) is bettering its rating of C (“hold”) from last week to a B (“buy”) this week. Dole Food is engaged in producing, marketing and distributing of fresh fruit and fresh vegetables, including an expanding line of value-added products. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Cash Flow, DOLE also gets an A. The stock price has risen 15.2% over the past month, better than the 3.3% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DOLE stock.

Seneca Foods (NASDAQ:SENEA) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C to a B. Seneca Foods produces and distributes processed fruits and vegetables. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 9.30. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SENEA stock.

Westway Group (NASDAQ:WWAY) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of 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.

J&J Snack Foods (NASDAQ:JJSF) is progressing from last week’s rating of B (“buy”) as the company improves to an A (“strong buy”) this week. J & J Snack Foods manufactures, markets, and distributes a variety of snack foods and beverages for the food service and retail supermarket industries. Investors have pushed the stock price up 5.4% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of JJSF stock.

This week, McCormick & Co. (NYSE:MKC) pushes up from a B to an A rating. McCormick & Company makes and distributes spices, herbs, seasonings, and specialty foods to the food industry. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MKC stock.

Kellogg (NYSE:K) is seeing ratings go up from a B last week to an A this week. Kellogg and its subsidiaries make and market of ready-to-eat cereal and convenience foods. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of K stock.

Bunge’s (NYSE:BG) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a C from last week’s A. Bunge is a global agribusiness and food company that operates in the farm-to-consumer food chain. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BG stock.

This week, Flowers Foods’ (NYSE:FLO) ratings are up from a B last week to an A. Flowers Foods produces and markets packaged bakery foods for retail and foodservice customers. Wall Street has pushed the stock higher by 6.1% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FLO stock.

Fresh Del Monte Produce (NYSE:FDP) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a C last week to a B. 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.

Zhongpin (NASDAQ:HOGS) improves from a C to a B rating this week. 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.

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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