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5 Machinery Stocks to Sell Now

TRS, SWK, VMI, KDN, HURC slump in weekly rankings


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”).

TriMas Corporation’s (TRS) rating falls to a D (“sell”) this week, down from C (“hold”) the week prior. TriMas manufactures trailer products, recreational accessories, packaging systems, energy products and industrial specialty products for the commercial, manufacturing, and consumer markets. TRS also rates an F in Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Earnings Surprise. To get an in-depth look at TRS, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TRS stock.

This week, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.’s (SWK) rating worsens to a D from the company’s C rating a week ago. Stanley Black & Decker is a worldwide supplier of tools and engineered solutions for professional, industrial, construction and do-it-yourself use. Shares of the stock have been changing hands at an unusually rapid pace, twice the rate of the week prior. The trailing PE Ratio for the stock is 26.70. For a full analysis of SWK stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Valmont Industries, Inc.’s (VMI) rating falls this week to an F (“strong sell”), down from last week’s D (“sell”). Valmont Industries manufactures fabricated metal products and mechanized irrigation systems. As of April 25, 2014, 11.8% of outstanding Valmont Industries, Inc. shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VMI stock.

Kaydon Corporation (KDN) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a D to an F. Kaydon designs, manufactures, and sells custom-engineered products for a variety of industries, including aerospace, defense, and industrial. In Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Cash Flow and Margin Growth the stock gets F’s. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 37.20. For a full analysis of KDN stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Hurco Companies, Inc. (HURC) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s 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.

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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