3 Medical Devices Stocks to Sell Now

by Portfolio Grader | December 23, 2013 7:45 am

The ratings of three medical devices stocks are down this week, according to the Portfolio Grader[1] database. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

This week, Given Imaging (GIVN[2]) falls to a D (“sell”), worse than last week’s grade of C (“hold”). Given Imaging has developed a proprietary wireless imaging system that allows a medical professional to examine the gastrointestinal tract. GIVN also rates an F in Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Earnings Surprise. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 58.10. For a full analysis of GIVN stock, visit Portfolio Grader[3].

Greatbatch, Inc.’s (GB[4]) rating weakens this week, dropping to a D versus last week’s C. Greatbatch develops and manufactures power sources, feedthroughs, and wet tantalum capacitors used in implantable medical devices. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum and Margin Growth. Shares of the stock have been changing hands at an unusually rapid pace, four times the rate of the week prior. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 49.70. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GB stock[5].

Tornier NV’s (TRNX[6]) rating falls this week to an F (“strong sell”), down from last week’s D (“sell”). Tornier designs, outsources the manufacture of and markets orthopedic products. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Momentum and Earnings Revisions. To get an in-depth look at TRNX, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TRNX stock[7].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[8] 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[9].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. GIVN: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GIVN
  3. For a full analysis of GIVN stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GIVN
  4. GB: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GB
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GB stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GB
  6. TRNX: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TRNX
  7. To get an in-depth look at TRNX, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TRNX stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TRNX
  8. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  9. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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