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6 Machinery Stocks to Sell Now

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


This week, the overall grades of six machinery stocks are lower, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

Kaydon Corporation (KDN) ratings are on the decline this week as the company earns an F (“strong sell”). Last week, it received a D (“sell”). Kaydon designs, manufactures, and sells custom-engineered products for a variety of industries, including aerospace, defense, and industrial. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Cash Flow and Margin Growth, KDN also gets F’s. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 37.20. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KDN stock.

This is a rough week for Hurco Companies, Inc. (HURC). The company’s rating falls to F from the previous week’s D. Hurco Companies designs and produces interactive computer controls, software, and computerized machine systems for the worldwide metal cutting and metal forming industry. To get an in-depth look at HURC, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HURC stock.

Valmont Industries, Inc. (VMI) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s D drops to an F. Valmont Industries manufactures fabricated metal products and mechanized irrigation systems. As of Aug. 8, 2014, 15.2% of outstanding Valmont Industries, Inc. shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VMI stock.

The rating of Global Brass and Copper Holdings, Inc. (BRSS) slips from a D to an F. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Momentum. Shares of the stock have been exchanging at an usually rapid pace, twice the rate of the week prior. The trailing PE Ratio for the stock is 36.80. To get an in-depth look at BRSS, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BRSS stock.

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. The stock also rates an F in Earnings Surprise. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TRS stock.

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (SWK) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s C to a D. Stanley Black & Decker is a worldwide supplier of tools and engineered solutions for professional, industrial, construction and do-it-yourself use. To get an in-depth look at SWK, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SWK 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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