by Portfolio Grader | August 10, 2012 11:12 am
The grades of six Chemicals stocks are better this week, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Every one of these stocks has an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”) rating.
RPM International (NYSE:RPM) is making headway this week, with the company’s rating improving to an A (“strong buy”) from a B (“buy”) last week. RPM International manufactures, markets, and sells various specialty chemical product lines. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth and Earnings Surprise, RPM also gets A’s. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RPM stock.
Ecolab (NYSE:ECL) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a B to an A. Ecolab develops and markets products and services for the hospitality, foodservice, healthcare, and industrial markets primarily in the United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ECL stock.
This week, Landec Corp.‘s (NASDAQ:LNDC) ratings are up from a B last week to an A. Landec designs, develops, manufactures, and sells temperature activated and other specialty polymer products for a variety of food packaging, industrial, agricultural, and medical applications. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LNDC stock.
Georgia Gulf‘s (NYSE:GGC) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a B last week to an A. Georgia Gulf manufactures and markets chemical and plastic products. The stock price has risen 32.6% over the past month, better than the 3.7% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GGC stock.
CF Industries (NYSE:CF) is seeing ratings go up from a B last week to an A this week. CF Industries manufacturers and distributes nitrogen and phosphate fertilizer products in North America. Investors have pushed the stock price up 8.8% over the past month. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 7.9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CF stock.
Syngenta (NYSE:SYT) is bumping up its rating from a C (“hold”) to a B (“buy”) this week. Syngenta is an agribusiness that is engaged in the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing products designed to improve crop yields and food quality. Investors seem to agree with the upgraded status of the stock, and have pushed the stock up 4.6% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SYT stock.
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