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3 Aerospace and Defense Stocks to Sell Now

ATRO, GD, ASEI slump in weekly rankings

   

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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