4 Specialty Retail Stocks to Sell Now

FIVE, WMAR, HGG, SYX slump in weekly rankings

   
4 Specialty Retail Stocks to Sell Now

The overall ratings of four specialty retail stocks are down on Portfolio Grader this week. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

Five Below, Inc. (FIVE) is on the decline this week, earning a D (“sell”) after receiving a C (“hold”) last week. Five Below operates as a specialty value retailer in the United States, which offers various products priced at $5 and below. FIVE also rates an F in Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Earnings Momentum. The stock price has fallen 19.4% over the past month, worse than the 1.3% decrease the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. As of Feb. 5, 2014, 16.2% of outstanding Five Below, Inc. shares were held short. The trailing PE Ratio for the stock is 72.50. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FIVE stock.

The rating of West Marine, Inc. (WMAR) slips from a C to a D. West Marine operates as a boating supply retailer in the United States. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions and Earnings Surprise. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 38.90. To get an in-depth look at WMAR, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WMAR stock.

This week, hhgregg, Inc. (HGG) drops from a C to a D rating. Hhgregg retails video products, brand name appliances, audio products and accessories. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Revisions and Earnings Surprise. Margin Growth and Sales Growth also get F’s. As of Feb. 5, 2014, 21.4% of outstanding hhgregg, Inc. shares were held short. For a full analysis of HGG stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

This is a rough week for Systemax (SYX). The company’s rating falls to D from the previous week’s C. Systemax is a direct marketer of brand-name and private-label products in the technology, industrial and software solutions markets. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Revisions and Cash Flow. Margin Growth and Sales Growth also get F’s. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SYX stock.

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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