The overall ratings of five machinery stocks are down on Portfolio Grader this week. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).
This week, TriMas Corporation (TRS) falls to a D (“sell”), worse than last week’s grade of C (“hold”). TriMas manufactures trailer products, recreational accessories, packaging systems, energy products and industrial specialty products for the commercial, manufacturing, and consumer markets. TRS also rates an F in Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Earnings Surprise. To get an in-depth look at TRS, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TRS stock.
The rating of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (SWK) declines this week from a C to a D. Stanley Black & Decker is a worldwide supplier of tools and engineered solutions for professional, industrial, construction and do-it-yourself use. The trailing PE Ratio for the stock is 26.90. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SWK stock.
Valmont Industries, Inc. (VMI) ratings are on the decline this week as the company earns an F (“strong sell”). Last week, it received a D (“sell”). Valmont Industries manufactures fabricated metal products and mechanized irrigation systems. As of March 4, 2014, 13.5% of outstanding Valmont Industries, Inc. shares were held short. For a full analysis of VMI stock, visit Portfolio Grader.
Kaydon Corporation (KDN) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a D to an F. Kaydon designs, manufactures, and sells custom-engineered products for a variety of industries, including aerospace, defense, and industrial. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Cash Flow and Margin Growth. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 37.20. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KDN stock.
Hurco Companies, Inc. (HURC) earns an F this week, moving down from last week’s grade of D. Hurco Companies designs and produces interactive computer controls, software, and computerized machine systems for the worldwide metal cutting and metal forming industry. 19 days of declining prices have brought the stock price to $26.13. Shares of the stock have been changing hands at an unusually rapid pace, four times the rate of the week prior. To get an in-depth look at HURC, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HURC stock.
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