8 Specialty Retail Stocks to Sell Now

by Portfolio Grader | January 29, 2014 10:45 am

8 Specialty Retail Stocks to Sell Now

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

Tile Shop Holdings, Inc. (TTS[2]) 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[3].

This week, L Brands, Inc.’s (LB[4]) 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[5].

Slipping from a C to a D rating, Guess?, Inc. (GES[6]) 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[7].

TravelCenters of America (TA[8]) 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[9].

The rating of Destination Maternity Corporation (DEST[10]) 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[11].

Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST[12]) 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[13].

The Children’s Place Retail Stores, Inc. (PLCE[14]) 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[15].

Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (FRAN[16]) 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[17].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[18] 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[19].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. TTS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TTS
  3. To get an in-depth look at TTS, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TTS stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TTS
  4. LB: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LB
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LB stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LB
  6. GES: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GES
  7. For a full analysis of GES stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GES
  8. TA: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TA
  9. To get an in-depth look at TA, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TA stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TA
  10. DEST: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=DEST
  11. For a full analysis of DEST stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=DEST
  12. ROST: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ROST
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ROST stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ROST
  14. PLCE: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PLCE
  15. To get an in-depth look at PLCE, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PLCE stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PLCE
  16. FRAN: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FRAN
  17. For a full analysis of FRAN stock, visit Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FRAN
  18. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  19. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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