This week, the ratings of five machinery stocks on Portfolio Grader are down. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).
Hurco Companies, Inc.’s (HURC) rating falls this week to an F (“strong sell”), down from last week’s D (“sell”). 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.
The rating of Kaydon Corporation (KDN) declines this week from a D to an F. Kaydon designs, manufactures, and sells custom-engineered products for a variety of industries, including aerospace, defense, and industrial. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Cash Flow and Margin Growth. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 37.20. To get an in-depth look at KDN, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KDN stock.
This is a rough week for Valmont Industries, Inc. (VMI). The company’s rating falls to F from the previous week’s D. Valmont Industries manufactures fabricated metal products and mechanized irrigation systems. As of Dec. 12, 2014, 22.2% of outstanding Valmont Industries, Inc. shares were held short. Shares of the stock have been trading at an exceptionally rapid pace, up fourfold from the week prior. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VMI stock.
TriMas Corporation (TRS) is on the decline this week, earning a D (“sell”) after receiving a C (“hold”) last week. TriMas manufactures trailer products, recreational accessories, packaging systems, energy products and industrial specialty products for the commercial, manufacturing, and consumer markets. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Surprise. Shares of the stock have been changing hands at an unusually rapid pace, three times the rate of the week prior. To get an in-depth look at TRS, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TRS stock.
Slipping from a C to a D rating, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (SWK) takes a hit this week. 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 trading at an exceptionally rapid pace, up threefold from the week prior. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SWK stock.
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