8 Materials Stocks to Shuck Off

Metals, forestry and other producers have been on the decline

   
8 Materials Stocks to Shuck Off

Basic materials and precious metals have been on the decline as of late. But it’s not just companies that dig for shiny objects that are seeing their stocks dwindle. Forestry, container and packaging producers are also on a downward tear.

I watch more than 5,000 publicly traded companies with my Portfolio Grader tool, ranking companies by a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. And this week, I’ve spotted eight materials stocks to sell.

Here they are, in alphabetical order. Each one of these stocks gets a “D” or “F” according to my research, meaning it is a “sell” or “strong sell.”

Alcoa (NYSE:AA) is involved with aluminum through the processes of mining, refining, smelting, fabricating and recycling. Year-to-date, AA stock has lost nearly 44%, compared to a gain of 6% for the Dow Jones. AA gets an “F” for earnings momentum, an “F” for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street and an “F” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of AA stock.

Cemex (NYSE:CX) is a Mexican cement manufacturer. Since the start of 2011, CX stock has fallen 47%. It gets an “F” for sales growth, an “F” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month, an “F” for cash flow and an “F” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of CX stock.

Fibria Celulose (NYSE:FBR) is a Brazil-based company involved in the renewable forest business. FBR is down more than 53% in 2011. FBR gets an “F” for sales growth, an “F” for operating margin growth, an “F” for earnings growth, an “F” for earnings momentum, an “F” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month, an “F” for cash flow and an “F” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of FBR stock.

Mechel (NYSE:MTL) is a Russia-based integrated mining and steel company that has posted incredible losses of 71% in 2011. MTL stock gets a “D” for operating margin growth, a “D” for earnings momentum, an “F” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month and an “F” for cash flow in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of MTL stock.

NovaGold Resources (NYSE:NG) explores and develops mineral properties in Alaska and British Columbia. NG stock is down 41% year-to-date. It gets an “F” for sales growth, a “D” for cash flow and an “F” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of NG stock.

Owens-Illinois (NYSE:OI) manufactures glass containers in 21 countries. In the last year, shareholders have watched OI’s stock value diminish 38%. OI gets a “D” for operating margin growth and an “F” for earnings momentum in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of OI stock.

Sealed Air (NYSE:SEE) manufactures packaging products for use in food, industrial, medical and consumer applications. Year-to-date, SEE stock has dropped34%. SEE gets a “D” for operating margin growth, a “D” for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street and a “D” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of SEE stock.

Walter Energy (NYSE:WLT) is a coal producer and exporter. WLT tops the list with a loss of 53% year-to-date. WLT gets a “D” for operating margin growth, a “D” for earnings growth, an “F” for earnings momentum an “F” for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street and a “D” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of WLT stock.

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