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”).
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. For Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Earnings Surprise, TRS also gets an F. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TRS stock.
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (SWK) earns a D this week, moving down from last week’s grade of C. Stanley Black & Decker is a worldwide supplier of tools and engineered solutions for professional, industrial, construction and do-it-yourself use. 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 May 2, 2014, 11.6% of outstanding Valmont Industries, Inc. shares were held short. To get an in-depth look at VMI, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VMI stock.
Kaydon Corporation (KDN) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s D 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 trailing PE Ratio for the stock is 37.20. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KDN stock.
The rating of Hurco Companies, Inc. (HURC) slips from a D to an F. Hurco Companies designs and produces interactive computer controls, software, and computerized machine systems for the worldwide metal cutting and metal forming industry. At $26.21, the stock is under the 50-day moving average of $26.21. Shares of the stock have been exchanging at an usually rapid pace, twice the rate of the week prior. For a full analysis of HURC stock, visit Portfolio Grader.
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