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5 Specialty Retail Stocks to Buy Now

HZO, SSI, DEST, ROST, BWS improve in weekly rankings

   

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

MarineMax (NYSE:HZO) is bettering its rating of C (“hold”) from last week to a B (“buy”) this week. MarineMax retails recreational boats in the United States. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Earnings Revisions, HZO also gets an A. Shares of HZO have increased 25.2% 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 HZO stock.

Stage Stores (NYSE:SSI) is making headway this week, with the company’s rating improving to an A (“strong buy”) from a B (“buy”) last week. Stage Stores operates a specialty department store retailer that offers moderately-priced brand-name and private-label apparel, accessories, cosmetics and footwear for men, women and children. Wall Street seems to agree with the upgrade and has propelled the stock up 9.1% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SSI stock.

This week, Destination Maternity’s (NASDAQ:DEST) ratings are up from a B last week to an A. Destination Maternity designs and sells maternity apparel in the United States through a nationwide chain of speciality stores. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DEST stock.

Ross Stores (NASDAQ:ROST) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C to a B. Ross Stores runs chains of stores that sell discounted products, including apparel, jewelry and home accessories. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ROST stock.

Brown Shoe (NYSE:BWS) boosts its rating from a B to an A this week. Brown Shoe Company is a footwear retailer and wholesaler. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BWS 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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