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5 Specialty Retail Stocks to Sell Now

DXLG, CAB, NWY, CRMT, HIBB slump in weekly rankings


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

This week, Destination XL Group, Inc. (DXLG) falls to a D (“sell”), worse than last week’s grade of C (“hold”). Destination XL is a specialty retailer of big and tall men’s apparel in the United States, Canada, and England. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Revisions, Cash Flow and Margin Growth, DXLG also gets an F. For a full analysis of DXLG stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

The rating of Cabela’s Incorporated (CAB) declines this week from a C to a D. Cabela’s is a specialty retailer and direct marketer of outdoor merchandise, including supplies for hunting, fishing, and camping. As of March 4, 2014, 13.5% of outstanding Cabela’s Incorporated shares were held short. To get an in-depth look at CAB, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CAB stock.

New York & Company, Inc. (NWY) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s C to a D. New York & Co. designs and sources its branded New York & Company merchandise sold exclusively through its network of retail stores nationwide. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Momentum and Earnings Revisions. Shares of the stock have been trading at an exceptionally rapid pace, up twofold from the week prior. The trailing PE Ratio for the stock is 43.30. For a full analysis of NWY stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

America’s Car-Mart, Inc. (CRMT) ratings are on the decline this week as the company earns an F (“strong sell”). Last week, it received a D (“sell”). America’s Car-Mart operates as an automotive retailer in the United States. The stock also rates an F in Earnings Revisions. Posting four days of declining prices, the stock price now stands at $37.30. As of March 4, 2014, 10.8% of outstanding America’s Car-Mart, Inc. shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CRMT stock.

Hibbett Sports, Inc.’s (HIBB) rating weakens this week, dropping to a D versus last week’s C. Hibbett Sports operates a chain of sporting goods stores in the southeastern United States. As of March 4, 2014, 19.6% of outstanding Hibbett Sports, Inc. shares were held short. For a full analysis of HIBB 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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