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6 Specialty Retail Stocks to Sell Now

MW, ZUMZ, JOSB, PBY, KIRK, CATO slump in weekly rankings


For the current week, the overall ratings of six Specialty Retail stocks are worse, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

This week, Men’s Wearhouse (NYSE:MW) falls to a D (“sell”), worse than last week’s grade of C (“hold”). Men’s Wearhouse sells suits, sportswear, furnishings, and accessories. The stock price has fallen 9.1% over the past month, worse than the 3.4% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. To get an in-depth look at MW, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MW stock.

Zumiez (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) ratings are on the decline this week as the company earns an F (“strong sell”). Last week, it received a D (“sell”). Zumiez is a specialty retailer of action sports related apparel, footwear, equipment and accessories through stores mainly in shopping malls across the United States and Canada. As of Feb. 6, 2013, 12.6% of outstanding Zumiez shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ZUMZ stock.

Jos. A. Bank Clothiers (NASDAQ:JOSB) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from C to a D. Jos. A. Bank Clothiers manufactures classic men’s clothing. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions and Earnings Surprise. Investors seem to agree with the downgrade and have pushed down the share price 5.4% over the past month. As of Feb. 6, 2013, 16.2% of outstanding Jos. A. Bank Clothiers shares were held short. To get an in-depth look at JOSB, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of JOSB stock.

Pep Boys-Manny Moe & Jack (NYSE:PBY) earns an F this week, moving down from last week’s grade of D. Pep Boys Manny Moe & Jack retails automotive parts and accessories, provides automotive maintenance and service, and installs parts. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Revisions, and Earnings Surprise. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 26.50. For a full analysis of PBY stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

This week, Kirkland’s Inc. (NASDAQ:KIRK) drops from a D to an F rating. Kirkland retails home accessories and gifts. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Growth. To get an in-depth look at KIRK, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KIRK stock.

Cato Corp. (NYSE:CATO) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s C to a D. Cato Corporation operates stores in the southeastern United States that sell women’s clothing and accessories. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CATO 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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