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. For Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Earnings Surprise, TRS also gets an F. Shares of the stock have been trading at an exceptionally rapid pace, up threefold from the week prior. To get an in-depth look at TRS, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TRS 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. The stock receives F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Cash Flow and Margin Growth. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 37.20. For a full analysis of KDN stock, visit Portfolio Grader.
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. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HURC stock.
Valmont Industries, Inc.’s (VMI) rating weakens this week, dropping to an F versus last week’s D. Valmont Industries manufactures fabricated metal products and mechanized irrigation systems. As of July 11, 2014, 12.3% 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.
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.
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.