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6 Electrical Equipment Stocks to Sell Now

PLPC, AME, EMR, RBC, GTI, LIWA slump in weekly rankings


This week, the ratings of six electrical equipment stocks on Portfolio Grader are down. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

Preformed Line Products Company (PLPC) is on the decline this week, earning a D (“sell”) after receiving a C (“hold”) last week. Preformed Line Products designs and manufactures systems used in the construction and maintenance of networks for the energy, communications, cable provider, and information industries. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Sales Growth, PLPC also gets an F. To get an in-depth look at PLPC, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PLPC stock.

This week, AMETEK, Inc. (AME) drops from a C to a D rating. Ametek is a global company that makes electronic instruments and electromechanical devices. The stock price has dropped 5.6% over the past month, worse 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 AME stock.

Emerson Electric (EMR) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s C to a D. Emerson Electric is a diversified global technology company that designs and supplies product technology and delivers engineering services and solutions in a range of industrial, commercial and consumer markets around the world. For a full analysis of EMR stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

This is a rough week for Regal Beloit Corporation (RBC). The company’s rating falls to D from the previous week’s C. Regal Beloit manufactures and markets electrical and mechanical products, such as electric generators, capacitors and motors for heating, ventilation and air conditioning units. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RBC stock.

Graftech International Ltd (GTI) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a C to a D. GrafTech International is a manufacturer of the range of high quality graphite electrodes, products essential to the production of electric arc furnace steel and various other ferrous and nonferrous metals. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Margin Growth and Sales Growth. As of Jan. 31, 2014, 15.3% of outstanding Graftech International Ltd shares were held short. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 47.80. To get an in-depth look at GTI, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GTI stock.

Slipping from a C to a D rating, Lihua International, Inc. (LIWA) takes a hit this week. Lihua International produces copper clad aluminum superfine magnet wire for the consumer electronics, white goods, automotive, utility, telecommunications, and specialty cable industries. The stock also rates an F in Sales Growth. For a full analysis of LIWA stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

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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