5 Packaged Foods Stocks to Buy Now

This week, five packaged foods stocks are improving their overall rating on Portfolio Grader. Each of these rates an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

Adecoagro’s (AGRO) grade is moving up to a B (“buy”) this week from last week’s C (“hold”). Adecoagro engages in planting, harvesting, and selling grains, oilseeds, rice, wheat, corn, soybeans, cotton, and sunflowers to grain traders; and provision of grain warehousing and conditioning, and handling and drying services to third parties. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Momentum and Earnings Surprise, AGRO also gets A’s. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AGRO stock.

Westway Group’s (WWAY) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s C. Westway Group provides bulk liquid storage and related value-added services worldwide. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WWAY stock.

Hershey Company (HSY) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a C last week to a B. Hershey manufactures chocolate and sugar confectionery products. The stock has a dividend yield of 2.1%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HSY stock.

J & J Snack Foods Corp. (JJSF) is making headway this week, with the company’s rating improving to an A (“strong buy”) from a B (“buy”) last week. J & J Snack Foods manufactures, markets, and distributes a variety of snack foods and beverages for the food service and retail supermarket industries. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of JJSF stock.

Campbell Soup Company (CPB) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of C. Campbell Soup engages in the manufacture and marketing of branded convenience food products worldwide. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CPB 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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