4 Packaged Foods Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | March 27, 2013 10:00 am

4 Packaged Foods Stocks to Buy Now

Four Packaged Foods stocks are moving up in their overall rating this week, according to the Portfolio Grader[1] database. Every one of these is graded an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

Hormel Foods (NYSE:HRL[2]) is making headway this week, with the company’s rating improving to an A (“strong buy”) from a B (“buy”) last 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. Shares of HRL have increased 6.2% over the past month, better than the 4.5% 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]) is making progress this week as its rating of C (“hold”) from last week increases to a B (“buy”) rating this week. 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 6.9% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SENEA stock[5].

John B. Sanfilippo & Son (NASDAQ:JBSS[6]) boosts its rating from a B to an A this week. John B. Sanfilippo & Son processes, packages, markets, and distributes shelled nuts, in-shell nuts, and sesame sticks. Wall Street has pushed the stock higher by 6.5% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of JBSS stock[7].

This week, Westway Group’s (NASDAQ:WWAY[8]) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. 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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