by Portfolio Grader | February 7, 2014 9:00 am
This week, the overall grades of five machinery stocks are lower, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).
This week, Twin Disc, incorporated (TWIN) falls to a D (“sell”), worse than last week’s grade of C (“hold”). Twin Disc is engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of marine and heavy-duty off-highway power transmission equipment. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Revisions, Earnings Surprise and Margin Growth, TWIN also gets an F. The stock price has dropped 20.2% over the past month, worse than the 1.3% decrease the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 222.90. To get an in-depth look at TWIN, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TWIN stock.
Douglas Dynamics, Inc.’s (PLOW) rating weakens this week, dropping to a D versus last week’s C. Douglas Dynamics designs, makes, and sells snow and ice control equipment for light trucks. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Surprise and Margin Growth. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 159.90. For a full analysis of PLOW stock, visit Portfolio Grader.
Slipping from a C to a D rating, Actuant Corporation Class A (ATU) takes a hit this week. Actuant is a global manufacturer of industrial products and systems for the energy, electrical, engineered solutions, and other industrial markets. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 33.50. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ATU stock.
Kaydon Corporation’s (KDN) rating falls this week to an F (“strong sell”), down from last week’s D (“sell”). Kaydon designs, manufactures, and sells custom-engineered products for a variety of industries, including aerospace, defense, and industrial. In Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Cash Flow and Margin Growth the stock gets F’s. The trailing PE Ratio for the stock is 37.20. For a full analysis of KDN stock, visit Portfolio Grader.
The rating of Nordson Corporation (NDSN) declines this week from a D to an F. Nordson designs, manufactures, and markets systems that apply adhesives, sealants, and coatings to consumer and industrial products during manufacturing operations. The stock also gets an F in Sales Growth. To get an in-depth look at NDSN, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NDSN 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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