by Portfolio Grader | February 22, 2013 2:00 pm
For the current week, the overall ratings of four Machinery stocks are worse, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).
This week, FreightCar America (NASDAQ:RAIL) falls to a D (“sell”), worse than last week’s grade of C (“hold”). Freight Car America designs and manufactures aluminum and steel bodied railroad freight cars. The Company also refurbishes and sells replacement parts for railcars. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Earnings Momentum, RAIL also gets an F. The stock price has dropped 8.6% over the past month, worse than the 0.7% decrease the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RAIL stock.
RBC Bearings (NASDAQ:ROLL) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s C drops to a D. RBC Bearings designs, manufactures, and markets a broad portfolio of bearing products, including precision plain, roller, and ball bearings. The stock also rates an F in Earnings Surprise. Investors seem to agree with the downgrade and have pushed down the share price 6.2% over the past month. To get an in-depth look at ROLL, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ROLL stock.
Barnes Group (NYSE:B) ratings are on the decline this week as the company earns an F (“strong sell”). Last week, it received a D (“sell”). Barnes Group is an international logistical services company and a manufacturer of aerospace and industrial components. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Surprise. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of B stock.
Blount International’s (NYSE:BLT) rating weakens this week, dropping to a D versus last week’s C. Blount International manufactures equipment, accessories and replacement parts to the global forestry, yard care and general contractor industries. Share prices fell 19.6% over the past month. For a full analysis of BLT stock, visit Portfolio Grader.
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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