NEW YORK (

TheStreet

)

-- Escalade

(Nasdaq:

ESCA

) has been upgraded by TheStreet Ratings from hold to buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

Escalade, Incorporated engages in the manufacture and sale of sporting goods and office products in the United States, Mexico, Europe, and Asia. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.5, equal to the average consumer durables industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 21.8. Escalade has a market cap of $70.2 million and is part of the

consumer goods

TheStreet Recommends

sector and

consumer durables

industry. Shares are down 8.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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