9 Machinery Stocks to Buy Now

The grades of 9 Machinery stocks are on the rise this week on Portfolio Grader. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

Middleby Corporation (MIDD) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a C last week to a B. Middleby Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, distributes, and services commercial foodservice and food processing equipment in the United States, Canada, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. The company also gets A’s in sales growth and return on equity. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MIDD stock.

Kadant Inc. (KAI) boosts its rating from a B to a A this week. Kadant Inc. is a supplier of equipment used in the global papermaking and paper recycling industries. The company also gets A’s in earnings surprise and free cash flow. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KAI stock.

Lydall, Inc. (LDL) earns a A this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of B. Lydall, Inc. develops and manufactures engineered materials for a variety of applications. The company also gets A’s in earnings revisions, earnings surprise, and return on equity. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LDL stock.

Albany International Corp. Class A (AIN) improves from a C to a B rating this week. Albany International Corp. Class A is a global company engaged in the processing of textiles and other materials. The company also gets A’s in operating margin growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AIN stock.

The rating of Timken Company (TKR) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. Timken Company is a developer, manufacturer, marketer and vendor of products for friction management and power transmission, alloy steels and steel components. The company also gets A’s in operating margin growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TKR stock.

Altra Industrial Motion Corp. (AIMC) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C to a B. Altra Industrial Motion Corp. designs, produces, and markets a range of mechanical power transmission and motion control products worldwide. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AIMC stock.

This week, Hurco Companies, Inc. (HURC) pushes up from a D to a B rating. Hurco Companies, Inc. designs and produces interactive computer controls, software, and computerized machine systems for the worldwide metal cutting and metal forming industry. The company also gets A’s in free cash flow. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HURC stock.

This week, Columbus McKinnon Corporation’s (CMCO) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. Columbus McKinnon Corporation is a global designer, manufacturer and marketer of hoists, cranes, actuators, chain, forged attachments, lift and other material handling products serving a wide variety of commercial and industrial end-user markets. The company also gets A’s in operating margin growth and free cash flow. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CMCO stock.

This is a strong week for ExOne Co. (XONE). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. The company also gets A’s in sales growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of XONE 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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