High-Level Earnings Momentum Makes Mettler-Toledo International (MTD) a Strong Buy

Currently, Mettler-Toledo International Inc (NYSE:MTD) has a Strong Buy using Louis Navellier's investing methodology and his Portfolio Grader stock evaluator. This represents no change from the previous week and is the same ranking MTD has had from Portfolio Grader for 5 months.

MTD is one of the 782 companies in the GICS Health Care sector and is a component of the 33 company Life Sciences Tools & Services GICS industry group within this sector. MTD has a market value of $17.2 billion which is in the top quarter of its industry group The stock's current Portfolio Grader score places it 1 among the 33 companies in this industry group, positioning it among the leaders.

Portfolio Grader currently ranks the Health Care sector number 10 among the 12 sectors in its universe putting it in the bottom quartile of all the GICS sectors. The Life Sciences Tools & Services industry group is ranked 19 among the 69 industry groups within the GICS sectors, placing it near the average in terms of the Navellier scoring system.

Mettler-Toledo International has received above-average scores in 4 of the 8 fundamental areas appraised by Portfolio Grader in the ranking of company stocks.

The company's operational scores provide mixed results with rankings for operating margin and earnings growth that are above average, while the score for sales growth is below average. Scores for visibility of earnings are mixed, with rankings for earnings surprises and earnings revisions that are worse than average, while the score for earnings momentum is better than average. MTD's score for return on equity is markedly better than its industry group average but its grade for cash flow is below-average. Mettler-Toledo International's fundamental scores give MTD a place in the top quartile of the industry group.

Quantitatively, Portfolio Grader uses the Navellier Proprietary Quantitative Score to measure MTD's shares from the perspective of risk/reward. This exclusive scoring methodology balances the relative value of the company's shares based on the current price of the shares relative to its peers, the market and risk associated with its industry and sector groups. Considering this risk/reward calculation, MTD currently scores well above-average in its industry group compared to its peers.

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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