5 Packaged Foods Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | January 1, 2014 7:30 am

5 Packaged Foods Stocks to Buy Now

The grades of five packaged foods stocks are better this week, according to the Portfolio Grader[1] database. Every one of these stocks has an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”) rating.

Westway Group (WWAY[2]) ups its rating to a B (“buy”) this week after earning a C (“hold”) in the week before. Westway Group provides bulk liquid storage and related value-added services worldwide. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth and Earnings Momentum, WWAY also gets A’s. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WWAY stock[3].

Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. (CALM[4]) is making headway this week, with the company’s rating improving to an A (“strong buy”) from a B (“buy”) last week. Cal-Maine Foods produces, markets, and distributes shell eggs in the United States. Shares of CALM have increased 9.4% over the past month, better than the 1.3% decrease the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CALM stock[5].

J & J Snack Foods Corp. (JJSF[6]) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. J & J Snack Foods manufactures, markets, and distributes a variety of snack foods and beverages for the food service and retail supermarket industries. Wall Street seems to agree with the upgrade and has propelled the stock up 5.1% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of JJSF stock[7].

This is a strong week for Sanderson Farms, Inc. (SAFM[8]). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. Sanderson Farms is a fully-integrated poultry processing company engaged in the production, processing, marketing and distribution of fresh and frozen chicken products. Investors have pushed the stock price up 7.6% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SAFM stock[9].

Annie’s, Inc. (BNNY[10]) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of C. Annie’s operates as a natural and organic food company that offers products in large packaged food categories. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BNNY stock[11].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[12] 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[13].

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

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