by Portfolio Grader | October 4, 2013 11:30 am
The grades of four Pharmaceutical stocks are on the rise this week on Portfolio Grader. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).
This week, Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) is making solid headway. The company’s rating improves to an A (“strong buy”) from last week’s B (“buy”) rating. Johnson & Johnson manufactures health care products and provides related services for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices and diagnostics markets. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, and Equity, JNJ also gets A’s. The stock has a dividend yield of 2.6%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of JNJ stock.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) is bumping up its rating from a C (“hold”) to a B (“buy”) this week. Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global company that develops, produces and sells pharmaceutical products. Shares of BMY have increased 12% over the past month, better than the 1.7% decrease the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BMY stock.
Watson Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:WPI) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a B last week to an A. Watson develops, manufactures, markets, sells and distributes pharmaceutical products. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WPI stock.
Repros Therapeutics (NASDAQ:RPRX) boosts its rating from a B to an A this week. Repros Therapeutics is a development stage biopharmaceutical company focusing on the development of oral small molecule drugs for major unmet medical needs. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RPRX 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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