4 Software Stocks to Buy Now

AVG, ATVI, ANSS, DSGX improve in weekly rankings

   
4 Software Stocks to Buy Now

The grades of four Software stocks are better this week, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Every one of these stocks has an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”) rating.

AVG Technologies NV’s (NYSE:AVG) grade is moving up to a B (“buy”) this week from last week’s C (“hold”). AVG Technologies engages in the development and sale of Internet security software and online service solutions under the AVG brand name. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions, and Sales Growth, AVG also gets A’s. Shares of AVG have increased 13% over the past month, better than the 1.7% decrease the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. Shares of the stock have been trading at an exceptionally rapid pace, up threefold from the week prior. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AVG stock.

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C to a B. Activision Blizzard is an online, personal computer (PC), console, and handheld game publisher. The stock has moved up a slight 0.2% over the past week. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ATVI stock.

The rating of ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. Ansys develops and markets engineering simulation software and technologies used by engineers and designers working in fields such as aerospace, electronics, biomedical, energy, and defense. The stock has pushed up 0.9% over the past week. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ANSS stock.

The Descartes Systems Group Inc. (NASDAQ:DSGX) improves from a C to a B rating this week. Descartes Systems Group is a global provider of federated network and global logistics technology solutions that help its customers make and receive shipments and manage related resources. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DSGX 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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