2 Small-Cap Grocery Stocks Rated Strong Buy

Analysts expect IMKTA’s EPS to grow at a CAGR of 14.5% over the next five years. The stock has gained 42.8% over the past six months and is currently trading at 0.24x its trailing-12-month sales, 83.9% lower than the industry average 1.47x.

IMKTA’s strong fundamentals are reflected in its POWR Ratings. The stock has an overall rating of A, which equates to Strong Buy in our proprietary rating system. The POWR Ratings are calculated by considering 118 different factors with the weighting of each optimized to improve overall performance.

IMKTA has a grade of A for Quality, Value, and Growth, and a B for Stability. Of the 39 stocks in the A-rated Grocery/Big Box Retailers Industry, the stock is ranked #1.

In total, we rate IMKTA on eight different levels. Beyond what we’ve stated above, we have also given IMKTA grades for Momentum and Sentiment. Get all of IMKTA’s ratings here.

Weis Markets, Inc. (WMK - Get Rating)

WMK is a Mid-Atlantic food retailer that operates 195 stores in Pennsylvania and surrounding states. The company’s retail food stores sell groceries, dairy products, frozen foods, pharmacy services, bakery products, alcoholic drinks, fuel, and various other products, including general merchandise items, such as health and beauty care and household products.

WMK saw increased e-commerce sales in the third quarter because of the remote working environment. The company met this demand with agile procurement, disciplined marketing, and pricing programs, and accelerated replenishment schedules.

WMK’s revenues have increased 14.4% year-over-year to $1 billion in the third quarter ended September 26, 2020. Its income from operations has increased 144% from its year-ago value to $42.81 million, while its net income has risen 118.8% to $31.34 million over the same period. Its EPS has improved 118.9% year-over-year to $1.16 over the 13-week period.

The stock has gained 13.9% year-to-date and is currently trading at 0.37x its trailing-12-month sales, 75.1% lower than the industry average  1.47x.

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