The ratings of five machinery stocks are down this week, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).
TriMas Corporation (TRS) is on the decline this week, earning a D (“sell”) after receiving a C (“hold”) last week. 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. The stock price has fallen 6% over the past month, worse than the 1.3% decrease the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. To get an in-depth look at TRS, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TRS stock.
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.’s (SWK) rating weakens this week, dropping to a D versus last week’s C. Stanley Black & Decker is a worldwide supplier of tools and engineered solutions for professional, industrial, construction and do-it-yourself use. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 25.40. For a full analysis of SWK stock, visit Portfolio Grader.
Valmont Industries, Inc. (VMI) earns an F (“strong sell”) this week, moving down from last week’s grade of D (“sell”). Valmont Industries manufactures fabricated metal products and mechanized irrigation systems. As of April 11, 2014, 11.8% of outstanding Valmont Industries, Inc. shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VMI stock.
Kaydon Corporation (KDN) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s D drops to an F. Kaydon designs, manufactures, and sells custom-engineered products for a variety of industries, including aerospace, defense, and industrial. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Cash Flow and Margin Growth. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 37.20. For a full analysis of KDN stock, visit Portfolio Grader.
Slipping from a D to an F rating, Hurco Companies, Inc. (HURC) takes a hit this week. Hurco Companies designs and produces interactive computer controls, software, and computerized machine systems for the worldwide metal cutting and metal forming industry. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HURC stock.
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