3 Aerospace and Defense Stocks to Sell Now

ATRO, GD, ASEI slump in weekly rankings

   
3 Aerospace and Defense Stocks to Sell Now

This week, the overall grades of three Aerospace and Defense stocks are lower, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

Astronics (NASDAQ:ATRO) ratings are on the decline this week as the company earns an F (“strong sell”). Last week, it received a D (“sell”). Astronics is a supplier of products to the aerospace and defense industries. For a full analysis of ATRO stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

The rating of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) slips from a D to an F. General Dynamics is a diversified defense company. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Margin Growth, and Sales Growth. The stock price has fallen 5.6% over the past month, worse than the 3.1% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GD stock.

This week, American Science & Engineering (NASDAQ:ASEI) falls to a D (“sell”), worse than last week’s grade of C (“hold”). American Science and Engineering is engaged in the development, manufacturing, marketing, and sale of X-ray inspection and similar detection solutions for homeland security and other targeted markets. The stock also gets an F in Sales Growth. The trailing PE Ratio for the stock is 30.30. To get an in-depth look at ASEI, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ASEI 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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