3 Specialty Retail Stocks to Sell Now

GES, AAN, SPLS slump in weekly rankings

By Portfolio Grader


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

Guess? Inc. (NYSE:GES) earns a F (“strong sell”) this week, moving down from last week’s grade of D (“sell”). Guess designs, markets, distributes, and licenses a collection of casual apparel, accessories, and related consumer products. The price of GES has declined 3.8% over the last month, worse than the S&P 500’s 2.8% increase for the same period. For a full analysis of GES stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Aaron’s Inc.‘s (NYSE:AAN) rating falls to a D (“sell”) this week, down from C (“hold”) the week prior. Aaron’s sells rental, and lease ownership of residential and office furniture, consumer electronics, and home appliances and accessories. The stock price has dropped 7.3% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AAN stock.

Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a D to a F rating. Staples operates a chain of retail stores that sells office supplies to individuals and businesses. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Surprise. As of Oct. 3, 2012, 10.8% of outstanding Staples shares were held short. To get an in-depth look at SPLS, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SPLS stock.

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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