5 Packaged Foods Stocks to Buy Now

The grades of five packaged foods stocks are on the rise this week on Portfolio Grader. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

Adecoagro (AGRO) is bettering its rating of C (“hold”) from last week to a B (“buy”) this week. 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 (WWAY) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a C last week to a B. Westway Group provides bulk liquid storage and related value-added services worldwide. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WWAY stock.

Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (HAIN) improves from a C to a B rating this week. Hain Celestial Group is a natural and organic beverage, snack, specialty food, and personal care products company. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HAIN stock.

This week, Calavo Growers, Inc. (CVGW) is making solid headway. The company’s rating improves to an A (“strong buy”) from last week’s B (“buy”) rating. Calavo Growers markets and distributes avocados, prepared avocados, and other perishable commodities, as well as manufactures and distributes processed avocado products in the United States and internationally. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CVGW stock.

J. M. Smucker Company (SJM) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. J. M. Smucker manufactures and markets food products on a worldwide basis. At present, the stock has a dividend yield of 2.6%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SJM 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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