5 Machinery Stocks to Sell Now

For the current week, the overall ratings of five machinery stocks are worse, according to the Portfolio Graderdatabase. 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.

Kaydon Corporation (KDN) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s D drops 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’s trailing PE Ratio is 37.20. To get an in-depth look at KDN, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KDN stock.

This week, Valmont Industries, Inc.’s (VMI) rating worsens to an F from the company’s D rating a week ago. Valmont Industries manufactures fabricated metal products and mechanized irrigation systems. As of Dec. 19, 2014, 22.2% of outstanding Valmont Industries, Inc. shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VMI stock.

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. The stock also rates an F in Earnings Surprise. Shares of the stock have been changing hands at an unusually rapid pace, twice the rate of the week prior. To get an in-depth look at TRS, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TRS stock.

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (SWK) earns a D this week, falling from last week’s grade of C. Stanley Black & Decker is a worldwide supplier of tools and engineered solutions for professional, industrial, construction and do-it-yourself use. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SWK stock.

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