8 Specialty Retail Stocks to Sell Now

TTS, LB, GES, TA, DEST, ROST, PLCE, FRAN slump in weekly rankings

   

The ratings of eight specialty retail stocks are down this week, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

Tile Shop Holdings, Inc. (TTS) is on the decline this week, earning a D (“sell”) after receiving a C (“hold”) last week. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Surprise, Equity and Cash Flow, TTS also gets an F. As of Jan. 29, 2014, 21.6% of outstanding Tile Shop Holdings, Inc. shares were held short. To get an in-depth look at TTS, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TTS stock.

This week, L Brands, Inc.’s (LB) rating worsens to a D from the company’s C rating a week ago. L Brands operates as a specialty retailer of women’s intimate and other apparel, beauty and personal care products, and accessories. The stock price has dropped 13.4% 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 LB stock.

Slipping from a C to a D rating, Guess?, Inc. (GES) takes a hit this week. Guess designs, markets, distributes, and licenses a collection of casual apparel, accessories, and related consumer products. Wall Street appears to agree with the stock downgrade, with share prices dropping 9.5% over the past month. For a full analysis of GES stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

TravelCenters of America (TA) earns a D this week, falling from last week’s grade of C. TravelCenters of America operates a network of hospitality and fuel service areas primarily along the US Interstate Highway System. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Momentum and Cash Flow. Share prices fell 13.8% over the past month. To get an in-depth look at TA, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TA stock.

The rating of Destination Maternity Corporation (DEST) slips from a C to a D. Destination Maternity designs and sells maternity apparel in the United States through a nationwide chain of speciality stores. The stock also rates an F in Earnings Surprise. For a full analysis of DEST stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a C to a D. Ross Stores runs chains of stores that sell discounted products, including apparel, jewelry and home accessories. The stock price has fallen 7.4% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ROST stock.

The Children’s Place Retail Stores, Inc. (PLCE) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s C drops to a D. Children’s Place Retail Stores is a specialty retailer of infant and children’s apparel and accessories. To get an in-depth look at PLCE, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PLCE stock.

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (FRAN) ratings are on the decline this week as the company earns an F (“strong sell”). Last week, it received a D (“sell”). Francescas is a womens clothing boutique specializing in trendy clothes, handbags, shoes, jewelry, & gifts. As of Jan. 29, 2014, 20% of outstanding Francesca’s Holdings Corporation shares were held short. For a full analysis of FRAN 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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