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4 Restaurant and Resort Stocks to Sell Now

ISCA, H, WMS, KKD slump in weekly rankings


The overall ratings of four Restaurant and Resort stocks are down on Portfolio Grader this week. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

This week, International Speedway (NASDAQ:ISCA) falls to a D (“sell”), worse than last week’s grade of C (“hold”). International Speedway owns major motorsports entertainment facilities and promotes motorsports-themed entertainment activities in the United States. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth, Earnings Surprise, and Sales Growth, ISCA also gets an F. For a full analysis of ISCA stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

This week, Hyatt Hotels‘ (NYSE:H) rating worsens to a D from the company’s C rating a week ago. Hyatt Hotels provides hospitality services by managing, franchising and owning hospitality-related businesses. The stock also rates an F in Earnings Momentum. The stock price has fallen 13.1% over the past month, worse than the 5.9% decrease the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 45.30. To get an in-depth look at H, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of H stock.

WMS Industries (NYSE:WMS) earns a F (“strong sell”) this week, moving down from last week’s grade of D (“sell”). WMS is engaged in serving the legalized gaming industry worldwide by designing, manufacturing, and distributing video and reel-spinning gaming machines, and video lottery terminals. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions and Earnings Surprise. The stock price has fallen 6.3% over the past month. As of Nov. 15, 2012, 10.5% of outstanding WMS Industries shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WMS stock.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (NYSE:KKD) earns a D this week, falling from last week’s grade of C. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts owns, operates, and franchises retail stores that sell doughnuts. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Momentum. Wall Street appears to agree with the stock downgrade, with share prices dropping 11.1% over the past month. For a full analysis of KKD 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.

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