The ratings of six aerospace and defense stocks are down this week, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).
Sparton Corporation’s (SPA) rating falls this week to an F (“strong sell”), down from last week’s D (“sell”). Sparton provides electronic manufacturing services, including design and/or manufacture of a variety of electronic and electromechanical products and assemblies. The stock also earns F’s in Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions and Earnings Surprise. Trade volume is up 395.8% from the previous week. To get an in-depth look at SPA, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SPA stock.
Slipping from a D to an F rating, Triumph Group, Inc. (TGI) takes a hit this week. Triumph Group designs, manufactures, and sells aviation products. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TGI stock.
This week, KEYW Holding Corporation (KEYW) drops from a D to an F rating. KEYW Holding provides mission-critical cybersecurity and cyber superiority solutions to defense, intelligence and national security agencies. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Revisions. As of Feb. 6, 2015, 28.3% of outstanding KEYW Holding Corporation shares were held short. Shares of the stock have been exchanging at an usually rapid pace, twice the rate of the week prior. To get an in-depth look at KEYW, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KEYW stock.
SIFCO Industries, Inc. (SIF) is on the decline this week, earning a D (“sell”) after receiving a C (“hold”) last week. SIFCO Industries is engaged in the production and sale of a variety of metalworking processes, services and products produced primarily to the specific design requirements of its customers. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Margin Growth and Sales Growth. Shares of the stock have been changing hands at an unusually rapid pace, up 419.3% from the week prior. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 56.50. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SIF stock.
The rating of Esterline Technologies Corporation (ESL) slips from a C to a D. Esterline Technologies is a worldwide supplier to the aerospace and defense industry. The stock also rates an F in Earnings Revisions. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 36.20. To get an in-depth look at ESL, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ESL stock.
This is a rough week for Precision Castparts (PCP). The company’s rating falls to F from the previous week’s D. Precision Castparts is a worldwide manufacturer of complex metal components and products, providing investment castings, forgings and fasteners/fastener systems for aerospace and industrial gas turbine applications. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PCP stock.
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