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4 Durable Goods Stocks to Sell Now

RYL, TOL, LEG, HOV slump in weekly rankings


For the current week, the overall ratings of four durable goods stocks are worse, according to the Portfolio Graderdatabase. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

Ryland Group, Inc.’s (RYL) rating falls to a D (“sell”) this week, down from C (“hold”) the week prior. Ryland operates as a homebuilder and a mortgage-finance company in the United States. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Earnings Momentum, RYL also gets an F. As of Feb. 21, 2014, 13.2% of outstanding Ryland Group, Inc. shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RYL stock.

Toll Brothers, Inc. (TOL) ratings are on the decline this week as the company earns an F (“strong sell”). Last week, it received a D (“sell”). Toll Brothers is engaged in the design and construction of single-family detached and attached luxury homes. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum and Margin Growth. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 38.50. For a full analysis of TOL stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Leggett & Platt, Incorporated (LEG) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s D drops to an F. Leggett & Platt manufactures a wide range of engineered products. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Momentum. To get an in-depth look at LEG, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LEG stock.

The rating of Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. Class A (HOV) declines this week from a C to a D. Hovnanian Enterprises designs, constructs, and markets single-family homes, townhomes, and condominiums in planned residential communities. As of Feb. 21, 2014, 11.6% of outstanding Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. Class A shares were held short. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 28.80. For a full analysis of HOV 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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