4 Packaged Foods Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | March 13, 2013 1:00 pm

This week, four Packaged Foods stocks are improving their overall ratings on Portfolio Grader[1]. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

Hormel Foods (NYSE:HRL[2]) is progressing from last week’s rating of B (“buy”) as the company improves to an A (“strong buy”) this week. Hormel Foods manufactures and markets consumer-branded meat and food products. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Equity, HRL also gets an A. The stock price has risen 8.1% over the past month, better than the 2.3% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HRL stock[3].

Seneca Foods’ (NASDAQ:SENEA[4]) grade is moving up to a B (“buy”) this week from last week’s C (“hold”). Seneca Foods produces and distributes processed fruits and vegetables. Investors seem to agree with the upgraded status of the stock, and have pushed the stock up 5.3% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SENEA stock[5].

John B. Sanfilippo & Son (NASDAQ:JBSS[6]) improves from a B to an A rating this week. John B. Sanfilippo & Son processes, packages, markets, and distributes shelled nuts, in-shell nuts, and sesame sticks. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 9.70. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of JBSS stock[7].

This week, Westway Group (NASDAQ:WWAY[8]) pushes up from a C to a B rating. Westway Group provides bulk liquid storage and related value-added services worldwide. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WWAY stock[9].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[10] 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[11].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. HRL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HRL
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HRL stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HRL
  4. SENEA: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SENEA
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SENEA stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SENEA
  6. JBSS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=JBSS
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of JBSS stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=JBSS
  8. WWAY: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WWAY
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WWAY stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WWAY
  10. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  11. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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